The Global Ocean: Racial Geographies and the Oceanic Humanities

April 12, 2017, 9:30 to 4:30 pm, URI Multicultural Student Services Center, 74 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881    #globaloceanURI

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The Global Ocean: Racial Geographies and the Oceanic Humanities is day-long symposium sponsored by the Edmund S. and Nathalie Rumowicz Lecture Series in Literature and the Sea,the Departments of English, History, and Philosophy, the URI Center for Humanities, and the Coastal Institute featuring Monique Allewaert (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Jason Oliver Chang (University of Connecticut, Storrs), Steve Mentz (St. John’s University), and Ketaki Pant (Coget Center for the Humanities, Brown University).

Two workshop sessions (at 10 am and 12:30 pm) will be held in the conference room at the URI Multicultural Student Services Center to discuss pre-circulated papers. Please register here to receive copies of the essays.

The afternoon panel discussion at 2:30 pm will be held at the Hardge Forum and is free and open to the public.

SCHEDULE

9:30 – 10 am         Coffee & Breakfast

10 – 11:30 am       Workshop 1:

  • Monique Allewaert (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Super Fly: Makandal, Atlantic Fetishisms, and Aesthetic Theory”
  • Steve Mentz (St. John’s University),  “Wet Globalization”

11:30 – 12:15 pm  Catered Lunch

12:30 – 1:45 pm    Workshop 2:

  • Jason Oliver Chang (University of Connecticut, Storrs), “Sea Coolies: Race, Diaspora, and Maritime Exile
  • Ketaki Pant (Coget Center for the Humanities, Brown University), “A Poet’s Ocean: Merchants, Place-Making and Poetics across Indian Ocean Gujarat”

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Public Forum: The Global Ocean: Racial Geographies and the Oceanic Humanities, a panel discussion of the presenters’ current work and their contributions to the oceanic humanities. Featuring:

Monique Allewaert (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Jason Oliver Chang (University of Connecticut, Storrs)

Steve Mentz (St. John’s University)

 Ketaki Pant (Coget Center for the Humanities, Brown University)

This event is free and open to the public, refreshments to follow.

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