Comparative Literature presents Lorgia García-Peña

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Thursday, November 02, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street

"Writing from El Nié: Racexile and the Poetics of Dominicanidad in Diaspora"
Through a historicized reading of Dominican literature of exile and diaspora, this talk explores the ways diasporic Dominican blacks interpellate the nation(s) and archives, reclaiming el nié—neither here nor there— a space of belonging.

Speaker

Lorgia García-Peña is the Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University. Her research interests include contemporary U.S. Latino/a literature and cultures, Caribbean literature and cultures, performance studies, race and ethnicity, transnational feminism, migration, human rights, Dominican and Dominican diaspora studies. Learn more.

This event is cosponsored by CSREA as part of the Critical Migrations and Refugee Studies Series. This series will dynamically consider the crucial issues of racial, ethnicity and migration in the contexts of displacement.