10 Nov An Afternoon in Celebration of the Martinique Poet Aime Cesaire
Introduction by Clayton Eshleman (Regents Lecturer, UCLA)
Thursday, November 10 / 4:00 PM
MultiCultural Center Theater
Imbued with an African and Vodun spirituality, Aime Cesaire’s poetry became increasingly politically-focused in the 1950’s. Eshleman’s translations of Cesaire have been published by Wesleyan University Press in a bilingual format, with an introduction and notes. Eshleman will briefly introduce Cesaire and the collection, and then read translations from it. Some of the poems will also be read in the original French. A question and answer session will follow.
Sponsored by the College of Creative Studies, the Department of French & Italian, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the Center for Black Studies Research, and the IHC.