Caribbean Subjects: Media, Culture, And Representation

Friday 13 November, 2015
2 - 8pm, $0/Rsvp

New York University
239 Greene Street, Floor 8

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This event will explore the uniqueness and particularities of cultural production and the ubiquitousness in the transnational cultural industries of Caribbean subjects. Bringing together scholars of popular culture and race and gender dynamics in the region, the presentations will explore the genealogies of Latino culture, migration and cultural borrowing, cultural networks, and the tensions between national identities and cosmopolitanism, high culture and popular culture.

Speakers include keynote Frances Negrón Muntaner (Columbia University), Luis Rosario Albert (Universidad del Turabo), Odette Casamayor (University of Connecticut), Arlene Dávila (NYU), Jill Meredith Lane (NYU), Wilfredo Burgos Matos (CUNY), Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), Zaira Rivera (Universidad de Puerto Rico), Yeidy Rivero (University of Michigan), Yesenia Fernández Selier (NYU), Alex Trillo (Saint Peter’s University)

** Afternoon panels (2:00-5:30 PM) will be at 239 Greene Street, Floor 8. The Keynote will be delivered at the NYU King Juan Carlos Center (6:30 PM) **

Opening remarks // Nicholas Mirzoeff
Panel 1 // Mapping Media Networks in the Caribbean
Yeidy Rivero and Luis Rosario Albert

Panel 2 // The Production of Cultural Subjects and its Counter Narrative
Jill Lane, Odette Casamayor, Zaira Rivera, Yesenia Fernandez Selier

Panel 3 // Caribbean and Cosmopolitanism: Globalization and Transnational Identities
Wilfredo Burgos Matos, Alex Trillo, Arlene Davila

Keynote // Frances Negrón Muntaner 

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