2275 Bayview Ave
North York, ON M4N 3R4
“Translating Jacques Viau Renaud’s Black Internationalist Testimony” guest speaker Raj Chetty.
September 27, 2018
Glendon Campus, 2275 Bayview Avenue
6:30 – 8:30
Dr Raj Chetty short bio: An assistant professor of English at St. John’s University in Queens, NY, Raj Chetty specializes in Caribbean literature across English, Spanish, and French, with a focus on black and African diaspora. His current project, titled “On Refusal and Recognition”: Disparate Blackness in Dominican Literary Culture, studies blackness in Dominican literary and expressive cultures from the 1940s through the present. The book analyzes street and popular theater, baseball and literature, 1960s literary and cultural journals and groups, and includes studies of Aída Cartagena Portalatín, Junot Díaz, Jacques Viau Renaud, and Frank and Reynaldo Disla. It is under advance contract with SUNY Press’s “Afro-Latinx Futures”series. Chetty is the co-editor of a special issue of The Black Scholar on “Dominican Black Studies,”and his essays on C. L. R. James, Eric Walrond, Reynaldo Disla, Una Marson, and Frank Disla have appeared in Callaloo, Anthurium, Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International, Afro-Hispanic Review, and Meridional: Revista Chilena de Estudios Latinoamericanos.