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This series seeks to explore the issue of global displacement in a time when immigration and global diasporas have become an urgent topic of debate in the US and beyond. We seek to rethink the theoretical, cultural, and political meanings of human displacement across countries and continents, seek to explore the historical importance of multiculturalism and postcoloniality, and how these transits transform cities, communities, families.  These lectures also hope to deal with representations of landscapes, and with the connotations that spaces and places acquire in the context of the intense and unprecedented traveling times we live in.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM, Harriman Hall Rm 214

Jacob Rogozinski, Strasbourg University

“Remember You Have Been a Foreigner”


Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 4:00 PM, Humanities Rm 1008

Leopoldo M. Bernucci, University of California at Davis

“Impertinent Intruders: The Amazon Rubber Boom Migration in Euclides Da Cunha's Writings”


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM, Humanities Rm 1008

Gayatri Gopinath, New York University

“Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora”


Leopoldo M. Bernucci Leopoldo M. Bernucci is The Russell F. and Jean H. Fiddyment Chair in Latin American Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Davis. His main publications include Historia de un malentendido (on Mario Vargas Llosa’s La guerra del fin del mundo, 1989), A imitação dos sentidos (on Euclides da Cunha, 1995), Hispanic America, Brazil, and the Caribbean: Comparative Approaches (1998), Os sertões by E. da Cunha (annotated edition), Discurso, Ciência e Controvérsia em Euclides da Cunha (2008), Poesia Reunida by E. da Cunha (2009), Paraíso Suspeito: A Voragem Amazônica (on José E. Rivera, 2017); Ensaios e Inéditos by E. da Cunha (2018), and À Margem da História (E. da Cunha, 2019).
Gayatri Gopinath Gayatri Gopinath is Professor in the Social and Cultural Analysis Department, and Director of Gender & Sexuality Studies, Director of the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at New York University. She is author of Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (Duke UP, 2005). She has published numerous essays on gender, sexuality, and diasporic cultural production in journals such as GLQ, Social Text, positions, and Diaspora. Her new book is entitled, Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora.
 Jacob Rogozinski Jacob Rogozinski is Full Professor of Philosophy at Strasbourg University, where he succeeded J.L. Nancy in 2002. His research is focusing on phenomenological thinking of the ego and the body, and on genealogy of exclusion and persecution. In his last book, he gives an analysis of jihadist terrorism. He has recently published, Le moi et la chair, Cerf, 2006 (English translation: The Ego and the Flesh, Stanford UP, 2010), Guérir la vie – la Passion d'Antonin Artaud, Cerf, 2011, Cryptes de Derrida, Lignes, 2014, Ils m'ont haï sans raison – de la chasse aux sorcières à la Terreur, Cerf, 2015, Djihadisme, le retour du sacrifice, Desclée de Brouwer, 2017.