Please join us tomorrow, Friday, November 16th in the Elebash Recital Hall and the James Gallery (12:45 to 7pm) at @thegraduatecenter for “Édouard Glissant's Tout-Monde: Transnational Perspectives,” a day-long interdisciplinary symposium honoring the legacy and transnational reach of Édouard Glissant, who taught at the Graduate Center, CUNY from 1995 to 2011. The symposium brings to the fore scholars and artists, including Mary Ann Caws,Mohit Chandna, Nathalie Etoke, Paul Fadoul, Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, Jarrod Hayes, Sylvie Kandé, Cilas Kemedjio, Francesca Canadé Sautman, Barbara Webb, Christopher Winks, and Pedro Zylbersztajn, who apply Édouard Glissant's theories to shed light on inter-communal relations, expose the power dynamics of the privileged versus the marginalized, advocate against boundaries while acknowledging difference, contest dominant hierarchies of race, ethnicity, and gender, and show how texts normalize some groups and make others “other.” #ÉdouardGlissant
Free and open to the public, visit our website centerforthehumanities.org to rsvp, full schedule and more information.
This symposium is organized by the Center for the Humanities, the Henri Peyre French Institute, and Americas Society, and is co-sponsored by Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), the Ph.D. Program in French and the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC). @iradac_gc @americassociety.visualarts
Image Credit: Photograph from the private collection of Olivier Glissant.