CFP: From Katrina to Michael: Disaster in the 21st-century Circum-Caribbean
20-21 February 2020, Florida State University
Yarimar Bonilla (Rutgers University), Laura Wagner (Duke University), Mark Schuller (Northern Michigan University),
Conference artist: Édouard Duval Carrié
Haitian Studies Association, 31st Annual Conference
Gainesville, Florida October 17-19, 2019
Haiti at the Crossroads
While protests in Haiti today stem from decades of economic and political crisis, the current wave represents something unprecedented: a widespread crisis of faith in democracy and the neoliberal state.March 6, 2019
PetroCaribe Challenge protestors in Haiti, taken on August 19, 2018 (Medyalokal/Wikimedia Commons).
Haiti in Translation: Translating Pretenders by Fernand Hibbert, an interview with Matthew Robertshaw
On Danticat, Camus, and the Art of Exile
GABRIELLE BELLOT REMINDS US THAT IMMIGRANT ART IS AMERICAN ART
“Create dangerously,” the Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat famously wrote in her 2010 nonfiction collection of the same name, “for people who read dangerously. This is what I’ve always thought it meant to be a writer.
A special issue of the open access journal Karib: Nordic Journal for Caribbean Studies entitled "Haiti and the World: Global Effects of Haitian Tremors – 1791, 2010" is now online. The issue has contribtutions by J. Michael Dash, Jonas Ross Kjærgård, Carla Bascombe, Kasia Mika, Michael Boyden, Jocelyn Sutton Franklin and Florian Kappeler and 1-2 contributions are following. The articles deal with the place of Haiti in the world in light of these two pivotal events, which, in very different ways, put Haiti on the global map.