Feb. 27-28 lectures to focus on Middle Passage narratives
Dominique Aurélia, a scholar from the University of the Antilles Martinique, will come to the University of Delaware this month to deliver a two-lecture series on Afro-Caribbean women writers.
The first lecture, “Middle Passage Narratives: Flight, Loss and Resistance,” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 27. The second lecture, “Maryse Condé et la question de la créolité dans Traversée de la Mangrove,” will be delivered in French on Wednesday, Feb 28.
Both lectures will be held from 7-9 p.m. in room 005 in Kirkbride Hall. They are free and open to the public.
Aurélia is a professor of Caribbean and American literature, with a focus on Middle Passage narratives written by women. She is the director of international relations at the Université des Antilles and has been teaching UD students in the study-abroad program in Martinique for several years.
Aurélia has published essays on Caribbean literature, postcolonial theory, trans-Atlantic studies and Caribbean art in edited collections as well as journals such as Macomère, Cercles and Small Axe. She originally imagined the concept of “I’En-Ville,” which was later developed by Patrick Chamoiseau in his novel, Texaco.
The lectures are sponsored by the Center for Global and Area Studies, the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and the departments of English; Women and Gender Studies; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and Art History, all at UD, and by the Alliance Française of Wilmington.
Article by College of Arts and Sciences Communications Staff February 16, 2018