Colloquium—“Beyond the Postcard: Sights from the ‘Peripheral’ Caribbean”

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The colloquium “Beyond the Postcard: Sights from the ‘Peripheral’ Caribbean” will take place March 1-2, 2018, at Bowdoin College (Hubbard Hall and Moulton Union) in Brunswick, Maine. This event is free and open to the public.

Description: From the times of Columbus to our days, when millions of visitors arrive on the islands under the spell of the global tourist industry, imagination has been a defining force behind the representation and the material lives of Caribbean people. Caribbean artists have continuously contested the traps of the distorting mirror. Attempting to define the region from the inside, Caribbean intellectuals have depicted both its heterogeneity and the common trends that bond the societies of the meta-archipelago. This colloquium features insights on Caribbean culture produced from areas of the region often thought as peripheral within the Caribbean itself. Focusing on aesthetic expressions from the Continental and Diasporic Caribbean, guest speakers will attest…

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