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Distinguished Scholar to Examine Caribbean Cultures in Talk at Susquehanna

Published on March 27, 2013

Carole Boyce Davies, professor of Africana Studies, English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University, will discuss “Caribbean Diasporic Circulations: Poetics and Politics” April 4 at 7 p.m. at Susquehanna University, in Fisher Hall’s Faylor Hall.Carole Boyce Davies Sponsored by Susquehanna’s Department of English and Creative Writing, the talk is free and open to the public.

Boyce Davies’ lecture will address how Caribbean cultures have produced—and been the product of—a variety of migrations, political contributions and engagements. Through studies of literature, music, art and politics, she will discuss the poetics and politics of this dynamic engagement with the world.

Boyce Davies is a highly regarded scholar of black women's writing, African literature, Caribbean tradition, oral and written literature, cross-cultural feminist theory, black female identity in Brazil, comparative black literature, and the African diaspora. She has held distinguished professorships at a number of institutions, including the Herskovits Professor of African Studies and Professor of Comparative Literary Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Before joining the faculty at Cornell University, she spent years building the internationally recognized African New-World Studies Program at Florida International University.

Boyce Davies is the author of “Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones” (2008) and “Black Women, Writing, and Identity: Migrations of the Subject” (1994), and has co-edited “Decolonizing the Academy: African Diaspora Studies” (2003), “The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities” (1999), “Moving Beyond Boundaries” (1995), “Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women and Literature” (1990) and “Ngambika: Studies of Women in African Literature” (1986).

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