Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Writing from El Nié: Racexile and the Poetics of Dominicanidad in Diaspora

Thursday, November 2, 2017

5:30pm – 7:00pm

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street

Through a historicized reading of Dominican literature of exile and diaspora, this talk explores the ways diasporic Dominican blacks interpellate the nation(s) and archives, reclaiming el nié—neither here nor there— a space of belonging.

Lorgia García-Peña is the Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University. Her research interests include contemporary U.S. Latino/a literature and cultures, Caribbean literature and cultures, performance studies, race and ethnicity, transnational feminism, migration, human rights, Dominican and Dominican diaspora studies. Learn more.

This event is cosponsored by CSREA as part of the Critical Migrations and Refugee Studies Series. This series will dynamically consider the crucial issues of racial, ethnicity and migration in the contexts of displacement.

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