Program on Caribbean Studies

Disappearing Cities: San Juan, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, and the Rising Caribbean Sea

Disappearing Cities: San Juan, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, and the Rising Caribbean Sea

"Malecon Waves Crashing Havana" © Matthew Meier

A talk by Lisa Paravisini-Gebert, Vassar College

Monday, February 26, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Lydeen Library
Rolfe Hall 4302
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Professor Paravisini-Gebert is currently Professor on the Sarah Tod Fitz Randolph Distinguished Professor Chair, of Multidisciplinary Programs and Department of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College. She is the author of numerous books, among them Phyllis Shand Allfrey: A Caribbean Life (1996), Jamaica Kincaid: A Critical Companion (1999), Creole Religions of the Caribbean (2003, with Margarite Fernández Olmos / 2ed 2011), Literatures of the Caribbean (2008), and Extinctions: Colonialism, Biodiversity and the Narratives of the Caribbean (2017). Professor Paravisini-Gebert has also co-edited a large number of collections of essays, most notably Sacred Possessions: Vodou, Santería, Obeah, and the Caribbean (1997), Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women (multiple editions), Women at Sea: Travel Writing and the Margins of Caribbean Discourse (2001), Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures (2008), Healing Cultures: Art and Religion as Curative Practices in the Caribbean and Its Diaspora (2011). Prof. Paravisini-Gebert has translated multiple Caribbean women writers, such as Ángela Hernández Nuñez, José Alcántara Almanzar, Daniel Thaly, and Jean Rhys. She is the founder of important digital humanities projects such as, and has also been curator of important art exhibitions such as Fluid Ecologies: Hispanic Caribbean Art from the Permanent Collection (Exhibition Catalogue, 2016)

Cost: Free & Open to the Public

For more information please contact

Jennifer Lainez Tel: 310-825-4571

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Sponsor(s): Program on Caribbean Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Program on Caribbean Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese