Time: October 3, 2013 at 2pm to October 4, 2013 at 7pm
Location: Lehman College (Thursday) & The Graduate Center (Friday)
Website or Map: http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/de…
Event Type: conférence, celebration
Organized By: Many departments and programs at Lehman College & The Graduate Center
Latest Activity: Sep 24
A Centennial Celebration of Aimé Césaire
Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Thursday, October 3
East Dining Room
"L'ami fondamental". Projection of Euzhan Palcy's rarely-seen 2006 documentary that presents the 65-year friendship between Léopold Sédar Senghor and Aimé Césaire in their last filmed interview together, in 1993 (18 minutes).
"Global Césaire", panel discussion of Césaire's legacy, with Professors Ghelawdewos Araia and Milagros Ricourt (Lehman), Prof. Françoise Naudillon (Concordia) and Prof. Nick Nesbitt (Princeton)
Readings of passages of Césaire.
Remarks by special guest Nimrod (novelist, poet, essayist)
Friday October 4
The Graduate Center
A centennial celebration of the seminal Martinican poet and statesman, Aimé Césaire (1913-2008).
Sponsored and organized:
At Lehman, by the School of Arts & Humanities, the Urban Male Leadership Program, and the Departments of African and African-American Studies, Latin-American, Latino and Puerto-Rican Studies and Languages & Literatures.
At the Graduate Center, by the Ph.D. Program in French, with additional support from the Henri Peyre French Institute and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.
Additional support from the Martinique Promotion Bureau and Haiti Cultural Exchange.