Wednesday, October 14, 1pm CT: Virtual Welcome Back Reception
An opportunity to reconnect, greet new colleagues, and to discuss the new plans for our working group this year.
Friday, October 23, 12-1:30pm CT: Faculty Workshop with Sarah Jessica Johnson
Friday, October 30, 12-1pm CT: Launching of Larissa Brewer-García’s new book, Beyond Babel
We will celebrate and discuss Professor Larissa Brewer-García’s new book, Beyond Babel: Translations of Blackness in Colonial Peru and New Granada (Cambridge, 2020). Brewer-García is Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Chicago.
Three special guests will introduce and discuss the book: Michelle McKinley (University of Oregon), Cécile Fromont (Yale University), and Anna More (Universidade de Brasília).
Wednesday, November 18, 12-1:30pm CT: Meditations on the Afterlives of Slavery
In this reading group meeting, we will be discussing selections from:
Deborah Thomas’ Political Life in the Wake of the Plantation (Duke, 2019);
Tavia Nyong’o’s Afro Fabulations: The Drama of Black Queer Life (NYU, 2018); and
Lorgia García Peña’s The Borders of Afro-Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction (Duke, 2016)
Professor Danielle Roper (Assistant Professor in Latin American Literature) will be the discussant.