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Environmental Humanities Research Initiative Autumn Panel

Gilman 108

Visualizing Human and Ecological Loss in Latin America (Gisela Heffes, Modern Languages and Literatures) Beeing and Time: Toward a Literary Entomology (Christiane Frey, Modern Languages and Literatures) Modified: Colonial Limits and Plant Life Relations in Transgenics Research (Nicole Labruto, Program in Medicine, Science, and the Humanities; Anthropology) Organized and Moderated by: Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei, Modern Languages […]

The African Heritage of Latinx and Caribbean Literature

Prof. SARAH M. QUESADA, Duke University
Friday, October 27, 4pm
Gilman 476


Sarah M. Quesada’s book illustrates a “Latin-African” history: an untold story that challenges dominant narratives in world literature and transatlantic studies that ignore Africa's impact in broader Latin American culture. A book that defies the separation of fields according to colonial languages, Quesada shows how themes such as the 19th century Belgian “scramble for the Congo,” the decolonizing war in Angola, and the neoliberal turn in Nigeria are embedded in some of the most noted authors of Latin American decent in the last fifty years. This is also the first book-length project to address the African colonial and imperial inheritance of Latinx literature.

Film Screening: The Hidden Life of Trees / Das geheime Leben der Bäume

Gilman 479

Screening of the film The Hidden Life of Trees (Das geheime Leben der Bäume), based on Peter Wohlleben's bestselling book by the same title. This event is sponsored by the Undergraduate German Program and the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought.