Archive for January, 2009

Upcoming Panel: “Mixing Matters”: Creole in Cross-Continental Contexts Feb 27th, 2009

January 30, 2009

Event date: Friday, February 27, 2009, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts and New College, University of Toronto are pleased to present

“Mixing Matters”: Creole in Cross-Continental Contexts

Facilitated by Aisha Khan, a conversation with local discussants, based on the themes raised in her book “Callaloo Nation: Metaphors of Race and Religious Identity Among South Asians in Trinidad”

Discussants/Panelists:
Aisha Khan (NYU, NYC)
Melanie Newton (UofT)
Pablo Idahosa (York)

Moderator:
Natalie Zemon-Davis (U of T)

Details:
Friday February 27th, 2009, 4-6 p.m.
Room 2053 (Boardroom), Wilson Hall, New College
40 Willcocks Street

For further information please contact: da.trotz@utoronto.ca (416-978-8286)

Upcoming Book Launch: Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles Feb 25th

January 30, 2009

Event date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Book Launch

Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (2nd edition)

Edited by:
Thomas Glave

About the Editor:
Thomas Glave was born in the Bronx and grew up there and in Kingston, Jamaica. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Brown University, Glave traveled as a Fulbright Scholar to Jamaica, where he studied Jamaican historiography and Caribbean intellectual and literary traditions. While in Jamaica, Glave worked on issues of social justice, and helped found the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays (J-FLAG, www.jflag.org). Glave is the author of the collection Whose Song? and Other Stories (City Lights), which was nominated by the American Library Association for their “Best Gay/Lesbian Book of the Year” award and by the Quality Paperback Book Club for their Violet Quill/Best New Gay/Lesbian Fiction Award. His essay collection Words To Our Now: Imagination and Dissent was published in November 2005 by the University of Minnesota Press. His edited anthology, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles, will be published by Duke University Press in 2006. He has recently completed a second collection of fiction, and is working on a longer fictional work.

Glave has taught at the University of Virginia, Cleveland State, Brown, Indiana, and Naropa Universities, and is presently an assistant professor of English and Africana Studies at the State University of New York, Binghamton. The recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including an O. Henry Prize for fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown, Glave was named a “Writer on the Verge” by The Village Voice in 2000. (December 2005)

Details:
February 25, 2009
William Doo Auditorium, New College
45 Willcocks Street, 7 p.m.

Presented By:
Caribbean Studies, Sexual Diversity Studies; Toronto Women’s Bookstore

For more information, please call 416-978-8286 and email: da.trotz@utoronto.ca

Climate Change and Small Island States: Caribbean Perspectives Feb 3, 2009

January 30, 2009

Feburary 3, 2-4 p.m., Room 2053 Wilson Hall (Boardroom), 40 Willcocks Street, New College
Climate Change and Small Island States: Caribbean Perspectives
Dr. Leonard Nurse (Senior Lecturer, Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies, University of the West Indies, Barbados, and member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007) and Dr. David Dolly (Senior Lecturer,  Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine).

Caribbean Studies Graduate Network @ the Cerlac

January 30, 2009
Sharifa getting ready to pontificate

Sharifa getting ready to pontificate