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Colloquium explores 'cannibalism' in Caribbean text, Nov. 3

A colloquium titled "Feasting on Words: Cannibalism and the Caribbean Text" is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Theatre Intime, Murray-Dodge Hall.

The colloquium will bring together top scholars from around the country to discuss a provocative literary strategy in Caribbean literature known as "cannibalism," which is an important mode of resistance for minority writers and involves the creative appropriation and rewriting of major works of the Western canon.

The discussion will focus particularly on this technique in the works of Maryse Conde, who will read from her most recent work. Conde is the award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and an internationally renowned literary critic and scholar. She is a professor emeritus at Columbia University.

The opening address will be delivered by Kwame Anthony Appiah , the Laurance Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton. A full agenda and listing of participants are available online .

The event is sponsored by the Office of the President, Graduate School, Council on the Humanities, Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Program in African Studies, Department of French and Italian, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures and Program in the Study of Women and Gender.

For more information, contact Kathryn Lachman .

Contact: Eric Quinones(609) 258-3601

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