Edwidge Danticat: Creating Dangerously

The TORCH Fiction and Human Rights Network (FaHR), in partnership with the Race and Resistance Programme, will be hosting a seminar on the Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat, asking what it means to ‘create dangerously’ and examining the role of the ‘immigrant artist’ in an increasingly globalized culture.

Our guest speaker for the seminar will be Charles Forsdick, Professor of French at the University of Liverpool, who has published widely on travel writing, colonial history and postcolonial literature. Also presenting will be Jemima Paine, MSt student in French and English who specializes in postcolonial literature of Africa and the Caribbean. We are keen for these presentations to stimulate a rich group discussion on the topic of the immigrant artist and ample time will be given to this. Students and staff from all disciplines welcome! Chaired by Tessa Roynon.

Please email jemima.paine@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk for a copy of the preliminary reading material – the first chapter of Danticat’s ‘Create Dangerously’. A sandwich lunch will be provided at the event.

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* Please note the change of time to 12.30pm - 1.45pm * 

All welcome.


Fiction and Human Rights

Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Contact name: Tessa Roynon

Contact email: tessa.roynon@rai.ox.ac.uk

Audience: Open to all