The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference 2013

The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference 2013
October 22, 2013 admin
ISM

The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference, Liverpool

To mark seventy-five years of C.L.R. James’s pioneering anticolonial classic The Black Jacobins, which revolutionized the writing of colonial history, this workshop The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference sheds new light on this underexplored foundational work. It will take place at the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool and The Bluecoat, Liverpool on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th October 2013.

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Robert A. Hill, C.L.R. James’s Literary Executor and Professor Emeritus of History, UCLA. Title: Truth, the Whole Truth, and Revolution-making in The Black Jacobins
  • Bill Schwarz, Professor of English, Queen Mary University of London. Title: Primitive Emancipation
  • Rawle Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, theatre scholar, playwright, director. Title: Dechoukaj!: The Black Jacobins and Liberating Caribbean Theatre
  • Yvonne Brewster, OBE, Founder of Talawa Theatre Company and The Barn Theatre. Director of the 1986 London Production of C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins Play. Title: From Page to Stage
  • Nick Nesbitt, Professor of French, Princeton University. Title: Paradoxes of Production: Labour, Revolution, and Universality in The Black Jacobins
  • Matthew J. Smith, Senior Lecturer in History, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Title: ‘The Spirit of the Thing’: The Black Jacobins and Caribbean Discourse on Haiti
  • Selma James, Activist, Writer, International Coordinator of Global Women’s Strike, Founder of Crossroads Women’s Centre. Title: Black Jacobins: History as a Political Weapon
  • Frank Rosengarten, Professor Emeritus of Italian, City University of New York. Title: The Interplay Between Literature and History in C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins
  • Selwyn Cudjoe, Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative Literature, Wellesley College. Title: C.L.R. James and His Intellectual Background (Trinidad & Tobago)

 

Talking About Haiti, Glasgow

Talking About Haiti is an event that has been organised as part of the University of Glasgow Colonial and Postcolonial Group’s seminar programme, in conjunction with the African and Caribbean Network, Glasgow and the Haiti Support Group. Many thanks to the School of Social and Political Sciences for providing refreshments, and to the Alliance Française de Glasgow for their generous support. It will take place on Tuesday 29th October 2013 from 3-6pm at the University of Glasgow, St Andrews Building, Room 213.

  • 3pm – Carnival and Caribbean consciousness: The Jouvay Ayiti Experience – Rawle Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad. Leading Caribbean theatre scholar, playwright, director
  • 4pm – Made By Revolution: C.L.R. James and West Indian Visions of Haitian History – Matthew J. Smith, Senior Lecturer in History, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
  • 5pm – Fragments of a Universal History: Masses, subjects and ideas in C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins – Nick Nesbitt, Professor of French, Princeton University

 

JOIN HSG NOW…

SIGN ME UP!