LECTURE ON “CERVANTINE BLACKNESS” FEATURING NICHOLAS JONES, PHD
Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner for talk by Nicholas Jones, PhD, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Yale University. Dr. Jones will be giving a talk entitled “Cervantine Blackness.”
In this study of Black and African-descendant figures in the works of Miguel de Cervantes, Dr. Jones argues for a more nuanced critical reckoning with the historical, literary, and cultural legacies of anti-Blackness within the Iberian peninsula and the global reaches of the Spanish empire.
Dr. Jones is a leading scholar in the study of Black history, literature, and culture in the early modern Iberian world. He is the author of Staging Habla de Negros: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain (Penn State UP, 2019), and co-editor, along with Cassander L. Smith and Miles P. Grier of Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies: A Critical Anthology (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), and, with Chad Leahy, of Pornographic Sensibilities: Imagining Sex and the Visceral in Premodern and Early Modern Spanish Cultural Production (Routledge 2020).
This ACS-approved event is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish, Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of History, Department of Humanities, Villanova Latin American Studies Program, Africana Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Department of Political Science.
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