The Caribbean Imaginary Spring 2016 Lecture Series

Institute of African American Affairs

at

New York University

presents

The Caribbean Imaginary

Spring 2016 Lecture Series

The series aims to look at the large ideas—the contemporary critical issues surrounding Caribbean production, be they cultural, social, or political. Speakers will discuss how they imagine the Caribbean today.

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Caryl Phillips

“Migration, Modernity and the Caribbean Imagination”

Caryl Phillips will be in conversation with J. Michael Dash

DATE: Monday, February 29th, 2016 

TIME: 6:30 pm

LOCATION:

Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, New York University 

Grand Hall, 5th floor 

238 Thompson Street (between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South) 

New York, New York 10012 

(Please note that you can also enter via the Kimmel Center at 60 Washington Square South, corner of LaGuardia Place, which is the building behind the Global Center.)

Please RSVP at (212) 998-IAAA (4222)

For more information please visit  http://nyuiaaa.org/

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ABOUT CARYL PHILLIPS

Caryl Phillips was born in St.Kitts, West Indies, and brought up in England. He is the author of numerous books of non-fiction and fiction. Dancing in the Dark won the 2006 PEN Open Book Award, and A Distant Shore won the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize. His other awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Crossing the River, which was also short-listed for the Booker Prize. He has written extensively for the stage, television, and film, and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and holds honorary doctorates from a number of universities. He has taught at universities in Singapore, Ghana, Sweden and Barbados and is currently Professor of English at Yale University. His latest novel, The Lost Child, was published in 2015.

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 

Lorna Goodison

“On the Caribbean Imaginary”

Lorna Goodison will be in conversation with Ifeona Fulani

DATE: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 

TIME: 6:30 pm

LOCATION:

Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, New York University 

Grand Hall, 5th floor 

238 Thompson Street (between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South) 

New York, New York 10012 

(Please note that you can also enter via the Kimmel Center at 60 Washington Square South, corner of LaGuardia Place, which is the building behind the Global Center.)

Please RSVP at (212) 998-IAAA (4222)

For more information please visit  http://nyuiaaa.org/

lorna goodison.jpeg

ABOUT LORNA GOODISON

Lorna Goodison was born in Jamaica, and has won numerous awards for her writing in both poetry and prose. Over the past thirty-five years her work has garnered wide international attention and awards and recently she became the first non-British writer to be made Poet Laureate of the Durham Book Festival in England. Two of her poems are on display on London’s Poems on the Underground; a translation of one of her short stories appeared on the front of the arts section of Le Monde; and her latest book of poems Supplying Salt and Light was a finalist for Canada’s prestigious Trillium prize.

Along with her award winning memoir. From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her People  (2007), she has published three collections of short stories, including By Love Possessed (2011), and nine collections of poetry.

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