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Colloquium #3 – “Listening to the Caribbean”, Martin Munro, Ph.D
February 24 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
February 24, 2021 | 11:15am – 12:30pm
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AAAD present its third colloquium talk of the semester featuring Professor Martin Munro, Ph.D, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University with talk titled
“Listening to the Caribbean”
This paper presents some introductory ideas on issues related to auditory history and culture in the Caribbean. Beginning with the question of ear-cropping in eighteenth-century French Guiana, the paper considers the idea that colonial power drew on largely visual means, and that resistance of enslaved people was often by contrast driven by sound and hearing. The aim is to present some of the fundamental issues and to invite discussion and reflection on them.
Martin Munro, a specialist in Francophone Caribbean literature and culture, is the Winthrop-King Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University. He is a fellow at the National Humanities Center during the 2020-1 academic year.