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FW: Translating Cultures: French Caribbean History, Literature and Migration, British Library, Monday 24 September 2018

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Patricia Noxolo <[log in to unmask]>

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Dear colleagues,

See below.

All the best,
Pat


Dr Patricia Noxolo,

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences,

University of Birmingham,

Edgbaston,

Birmingham

B15 2TT

UK

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From: [log in to unmask] [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 12 September 2018 10:16
To: Patricia Noxolo (Geography)
Subject: Fw: Translating Cultures: French Caribbean History, Literature and Migration, British Library, Monday 24 September 2018

Hi Pat

I  wonder whether members of SCS might be interested in the event below.

Best wishes

Gertrud

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From: Forsdick, Charles [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 11 September 2018 09:48
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Subject: Translating Cultures: French Caribbean History, Literature and Migration, British Library, Monday 24 September 2018


Translating Cultures: French Caribbean History, Literature and Migration

Monday 24 September 2018, 10.15 -17:00, British Library Knowledge Centre



A study day organised in partnership with the AHRC ‘Translating Cultures’ theme, the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the Institut français



This study day brings together leading specialists to uncover the rich and diverse cultures of the  French Caribbean and its diaspora. Themes include history, heritage and migration, literature and translation, and visual arts.



Full programme below, and details of registration here:

https://www.bl.uk/events/translating-cultures-french-caribbean-history-literature-and-migration



The study day is organised in the context of the British Library exhibition ‘Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land’.  The exhibition, in the Entrance Hall Gallery, is free to visit and is open from 9.30am: https://www.bl.uk/events/windrush-songs-in-a-strange-land



Programme:

10.15-10.45         Registration. Tea/Coffee (Dickens Room)



10.45-10.55         Welcome: Janet Zmroczek (Head of European and Americas Collections, British Library)

10.55-11.40        Keynote: H. Adlai Murdoch (Tufts), ‘Introduction to the Francophone Caribbean: a comparative perspective’

11.40-11.45        Break

11.45-12.35        Panel 1: History, heritage and migration

·         With Sophie Fuggle (Nottingham Trent), Antonia Wimbush (Birmingham), Emily Zobel Marshall (Leeds Beckett) (Chair: Gitanjali Pyndiah)

12.35-13.05         Elizabeth Cooper (British Library) ‘Introduction to the British Library’s current Entrance Hall exhibition ‘Windrush: Songs in a Strange

                                Land’’ (Chair: Phil Hatfield, Eccles Centre, British Library)

13.05-14.00         Lunch. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

14.00-15.00         Panel 2: Francophone Caribbean Literature

·         With Jason Allen-Paisant (Leeds), Vanessa Lee (Oxford), Kathryn Batchelor  (Nottingham)

15.00-15.30        Tea/Coffee

15.30-16.30        Jessica Oublié (Author) and Marie-Ange Rousseau (Illustrator): Presentation of the graphic novel Peyi An Nou (‘Our Country’)  (Editions Steinkis) (Chair: Charles Forsdick)

The presentation will be in French and an English version will be supplied.

16.30-17.00        Jean-François Manicom (Acting Curator, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool) ‘Visual arts in the Caribbean’ (TBC)

17.00-18.00        Wine reception sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies



Organisers: Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool/AHRC) and Teresa Vernon (British Library)



The study day is followed by a French Caribbean evening at the Institut français at 19.00. In partnership with Festival America, the AHRC and the British Library,  this will be an exceptional opportunity to hear Dany Laferrière talk about his writing and in particular ‘The Enigma of the Return’ (MacLehose Press). The talk will be followed by a music session with Guadeloupean drummer Arnaud Dolmen, after an introduction to ‘jazz creole’ from journalist Kevin Le Gendre. Please note that a separate ticket is required for this event:


https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/events-calendar/whats-on/talks/dany-laferriere/


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