Thursday, September 21st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

“Song for the Beloved”

An Art Performance by

Honor Ford Smith

Location: Festival Room, Memorial Union B196, 800 Langdon St.


Friday, September 22nd, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


9:10 AM – Alejandra Bronfman (University of British Columbia), “Toxic Sounds: Vieques, Bombs, Bodies”

Discussant: Pablo Gomez (UW-Madison, Medical History and Bioethics, History)


10:10 AM – Jeannine Murray-Román (Florida State University), “Fleshing Out Death’s Equations in Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings

Discussant: Luís Madureira (UW-Madison, Spanish and Portuguese, African Cultural Studies)


11:10 AM – Honor Ford-Smith (York University), “Reflections on ‘Song for the Beloved’”

Discussant: Henry J. Drewal (UW-Madison, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies)



12:00- 1:45pm – Lunch break


2:00 PM – Roshini Kempadoo (University of Westminster, London), “See We Here: Caribbean archives, memory and critical aesthetics”

Discussant: Guillermina De Ferrari (UW-Madison, Center for Visual Cultures director, Spanish and Portuguese)


3:00 PM – Juan Carlos Quintero Herencia (University of Maryland), “Notes on an archipelagic image ( ): Poetics, Politics, and Sensorium in the Caribbean”

Discussant: Víctor Goldgel-Carballo (Spanish and Portuguese)


4:00 PM – Paul C. Johnson (University of Michigan), “Modes of ‘Return’: Ancestors, Migrants and the Senses in the Caribbean

Discussant: Jerome Camal (UW-Madison, Anthropology)


Location: Memorial Library, Special Collections, Room 976 (Take elevator to 9th Floor), 728 State St.