Creoleness in Sound and Image

April 6, 2013 (All day)

A daylong symposium on the theme "Creoleness in Sound and Image," drawing on cinema, poetry, and music in order to explore concepts of creole identity and culture. Speakers from Amherst College, Wellesley College, Tufts University, and Depaul University.


9:30-10:45: Rhonda Cobham-Sander (Amherst), “‘An Enemy so was a compliment’: Walcott, Brathwaite, and the Problem of Creole Form ”

11:00-12:15: Anjali Prabhu (Wellesley), “For History: Creolizing Image and Sound in African Cinema”


1:30-2:45: H. Adlai Murdoch (Tufts), “From Kaiso to Zouk: The Complex Paths of Caribbean Music”

3:00-4:15: Marisa Parham (Amherst), “M.I.A., The Third World International, and Other Acoustic Illusions”

4:30-5:45: Jacqueline Lazu (Depaul), “Apocalypse, Femininity and Postcolonial Aesthetics in Nuyorican Theater: José Rivera's Revolutionary Millenarianism”

Additional Info

This event is open to the public.

Contact Info

John Drabinski
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The symposium will be hosted in Cooper House 101