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“Rezonans: A Sonic Approach to Caribbean History” By: Jerome Camal
March 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jerome Camal is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at UW-Madison. In this presentation, he will explain how history in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is a terrain of negotiations and contestations that are essential to understanding the experience of French postcoloniality. In Guadeloupe, doing “memory work” is central to presenting a postcolonial narrative that disturbs the official state-sanctioned historiography. Unlike a history that relies on text, the work of memory is embodied and experiential. This leads me to argue for a Guadeloupean militant practice of memory that is based on a temporality that is neither linear nor cyclical but based on resonances.”