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Eduardo Lalo, literature and the arts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria


From: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 02:50pm

To: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 04:10pm

Eduardo Lalo, Puerto Rican novelist and visual artist to speak about literature and the arts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.


The Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies (RAICCS) is pleased to announce the visit of renowned Puerto Rican novelist and visual artist Eduardo Lalo (University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras) to Rutgers U., New Brunswick as part of our "What is Decoloniality?" Speaker Series. This is sponsored by the Center for Cultural Analysis and the Program in Comparative Literature. More info in the flyer attached.

Unfortunately, we cannot accomodate entire classes in the space, but everyone is most welcome to share the info with their undergraduate classes and to encourage interested students to attend.

N. Maldonado-Torres
RAICCS, Director

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The “What is Decoloniality?” speaker series offers a space to reflect on the formation of, and contemporary relevance and multiple modes of opposition to doctrines of discovery, conquest, and modern colonization as well as of their entanglements with indigenous genocide, racialized slavery, and the coloniality of gender, power, knowledge and being. Rather than being strictly an academic disciplinary approach, decolonial thinking emerges at the intersection of various knowledges and practices that give expression to questions about dehumanization, rehumanization, and decolonization, and to perspectives on and projects toward epistemic, material, and symbolic transformation. As such, this speaker series aims to enrich conversations that shed light on the understanding of coloniality and the unfinished project of decolonization  that is taking place within academia, but even more so outside of academia, and, across universities and other spheres and communities of knowledge production. At stake is the possibility of redefining excellence and relevance through a serious consideration of decolonial forms of critical theorizing, research, literature, social and world-system analysis, pedagogy, artistic work, and other modalities of engagement with communities in struggle. 

Sponsored by the Rutgers Advanced Institute of Critical Caribbean Studies and the Center for Cultural Analysis

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