Imagining the Black Diaspora

Do09Jan(Jan 9)16:30Fr10(Jan 10)19:00Imagining the Black DiasporaInternational ConferenceVeranstaltungsartKonferenz


International Conference, organised by Dustin Breitenwischer (RA “Competing Communities”, EXC 2020) and Jasmin Wrobel (RA 4 “Literary Currencies”, EXC 2020)

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB)
Am Sandwerder 5, 14109 Berlin

Friday, January 10, 2020
Freie Universität Berlin, Lateinamerika-Institut, Room 201
Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56, 14197 Berlin

The international conference “Imagining the Black Diaspora” brings together authors, comic artists, a comic translator, and scholars from the fields of American Studies, African American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Media Studies to discuss the circulation and distribution, the cultural and political economies, the aesthetic diversity and the community-shaping effects of pictures and imagery in Black diasporic literature across the Americas.
The conference will focus on a wide array of literary practices – ranging from graphic neo-slave narratives and photographic authorial self-representation to depictions of Black youth in US American children’s literature – to investigate historic and current (dis-)positions of Black authorship, subaltern cultural resistance, racist stereotyping, and literary market competition.

Thus seeking to create a dialogue between the spheres of cultural production and academic reflection, “Imagining the Black Diaspora” will be divided into two interrelated parts that will take place at two different venues in Berlin: on Thursday, January 9, the participants will meet at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin to discuss the literary works of Birgit Weyhe (Germany), André Diniz and Marcelo D’Salete (both of Brazil) with the authors and translator Lea Hübner. On Friday, January 10, the discussion will be brought to the Freie Universität Berlin where it will unfold as a day-long academic conference with speakers Herman Bennett (CUNY), Dustin Breitenwischer (FU Berlin/EXC 2020), Ana Merino (Iowa), Nina Mickwitz (London), Robert Reid-Pharr (Harvard), Daniel Stein (Siegen), and Jasmin Wrobel (FU Berlin/EXC 2020).

The event will be documented by the Chilean comic artist Panchulei (Francisca Cárcamo).

Event will be in English.

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9. Januar 2020 16:30 - 10. Januar 2020 19:00(GMT+02:00)

Literarisches Colloquium Berlin

Am Sandwerder 5, 14109 Berlin

Literarisches Colloquium Berlin