It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of J. Michael Dash. As one of the greatest scholar in Glissant Studies, he was one of the first to translate, and comment Glissant's work in the United States (Monsieur Toussaint: A Play, The Ripening, Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays). Over the past several years, Michael Dash was particularly interested in the aesthetic dimension of Glissant's thought, and he had planned to write a book about Glissant's relationship to painting, landscapes, and those he called "the best readers of space "(Lam, Matta, Cárdenas ...). A loyal friend, he accompanied Glissant during every editions of the "Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe" since its creation. By doing so, he contributed to broaden the influence of Caribbean literary works, a passion he also encouraged among his students. In addition to his words, we will remember his laugh, that we already regret not hearing anymore.
The entire LoGS team sends its deepest condolences to his family and friends. Picture: Ernest Pépin (left), Édouard Glissant (center), and Michael Dash (right), Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe, 2009, Martinique. #michaeldash #edouardglissant