A Centennial Celebration of Aimé Césaire

OCT 04, 2013 | 2:30 PM TO 7:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

C197

WHEN:

October 04, 2013: 2:30 PM-7:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

A centennial celebration of the seminal Martinican poet and statesman, Aimé Césaire (1913-2008):

  • "Césaire et la mémoire" (roundtable chaired by Thomas Spear), with Sylvie Kandé, Françoise Naudillon, Lucie Paul and Ronnie Scharfman.
  • Performance of Aimé Césaire’s texts by Carole Alexis and Jean-Dany Joachim.
  • "Césaire et Haïti" (roundtable chaired by Régine Joseph), with J. Michael Dash, Wilson Décembre, Frantz Leconte, Jasmine Narcisse and Étienne Télémaque.
  • "Césaire, l'océanique," keynote address (in French) by the poet, novelist and essayist, Nimrod.