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April 13, 2023 - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (already occurred)

The Amherst College French Department welcomes Prof. Kaiama Glover (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and African Studies at Barnard College) for its biannual lecture in Honor of Prof. Emerita Leah Hewitt, April 13th, 2023, at 4:30pm at the Russian Center (Webster Hall 202). All are welcome.

Prof. Kaiama Glover will offer a broad comparative meditation on modes of storytelling Haiti's past, specifically in the wake of increased mainstream attention to that history on such platforms as the New York Times ("Haiti: The Ransom Project") and HBO (Raoul Peck's Exterminate All the Brutes). Thinking through both Edouard Glissant's engagement with histories from an Antillean perspective and Saidiya Hartman's fraught encounters with The Archive, Prof. Glover will consider the prose fiction works of three contemporary Haitian women writers – Evelyne Trouillot, Edwidge Danticat, and Myriam Chancy – as historiographic interventions of a particular order.