Panellists to talk about politics of Dominican Republic and Haiti

A one-day interdisciplinary colloquium at York will bring scholars from Colombia, the United States and Canada together to discuss topics related to the cultural production of the Hispanic Caribbean.

Hispanic Caribbean Dialogues @ York: Migrating Borders, Memories and Narratives will take place in HispanicColloquiumLecture Hall X106 of the Schulich Executive Learning Centre Monday, Oct.7, from 9am to 5pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The colloquium will include three separate panels dealing with the politics of race at the border between Dominican Republic and Haiti, the role of intellectuals and literary journals in pre-revolutionary Cuba, the task of translation as a de-colonial practice and the analysis of the African diaspora and legacy of slavery in the award-winning novel La Ceiba de la Memoria (2007).

The colloquium will also include a public reading and conversation with Colombian author Roberto Burgos Cantor, recipient of the José María Arguedas Award from the Casa de las Américas in 2009.

Hispanic Caribbean Dialogues @ York is organized by the Spanish & Portuguese Section of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics with the support of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Centre for Research in Latin America, Founders College, Vanier College, the Department of Humanities, the “Slavery, Memory and Citizenship” Research Project of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African People and the Office for Research Services.

For more information, contact Professor Emiro Martínez-Osorio at