The Forum: "The Work of Man Has Only Just Begun" Legacies of Aimé Césaire

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Maison Française Buell Hall

Event Category: 
Conferences

This event - a researchathon followed by a public forum on the legacies of Aimé Césaire - is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

"The Work of Man Has Only Just Begun"
Legacies of Aimé Césaire

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Poet, statesman, and singular voice of the anti-colonial movements of the 20th century, Aimé Césaire continues to influence contemporary discussions of ethics and aesthetics, politics and history in this precariously postcolonial world. In an effort to contribute to Césaire's living legacy, we have organized an online forum http://columbia.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=4d4c6343a2aa69c72a25e9e7f&id=b60e45a7d9&e=8b3ac9d40a in which four pairs of scholars, from a variety of disciplines, offer reflections along four different critical paths. Our aim is to think Césaire outside and beyond the usual frames, to generate provocative new ways of imagining possible Césairean futures at the close of his centenary year. We hope that you will not only join in our discussion, but also participate in our two-day event—a researchathon followed by a public forum—to be held in NYC on December 5 and 6. We hope, above all, that you will agree with Césaire that the work of man has only just begun.

The Researchathon - Thursday, December 5 10AM-5PM

Location:

Studio@Butler

Butler Library 208

Columbia University

The Forum - Friday, December 6, 10AM-5PM

Location:

Maison Française
Buell Hall

Columbia University

Co-sponsors
The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
The Center for Study of Ethnicity and Race
The Institute for African Studies
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
The Institute for Research in African-American Studies
La Maison Française
Small Axe

Organizers
Kaiama L. Glover
Alex Gil
Brent Hayes Edwards
David Scott

For more information, please visit http://columbia.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=4d4c6343a2aa69c72a25e9e7f&id=67d2b1d18a&e=8b3ac9d40a or contact Alex Gil, Columbia Libraries/Information Services' Digital Scholarship Coordinator, at agil@columbia.edu.