Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Music Room, Rochambeau House. 84 Prospect Street.
Since its origin, Puerto Rico has been a land of natural, historical and political catastrophe. Its precarity is illustrated in its status as U.S. territory, which postulates a liminal citizenship. The series of hurricanes that have devastated the island have become case studies to investigate catastrophe as political work. To discuss this unresolved violence, we have invited three academic and literary figures from the University of Turabo in Puerto Rico.
Panelists: Dennis Alicea, Beatriz Cruz-Sotomayor, Edgardo Rodríguez-Juliá
Moderator: Julio Ortega
University of Turabo, the Transatlantic Project at Brown, the Hispanic Studies Department, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Office of the Presidency of Brown University.