Guest Prof. Sarah Casteel: HOLOCAUST MEMORY IN CARIBBEAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA LITERATURE AND ART

The Vienna Center for Canadian Studies would like to cordially invite you to a book talk by our guest Prof. Sarah Casteel (Carleton University, Canada), guest professor at the Center for Canadian Studies.

HOLOCAUST MEMORY IN CARIBBEAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA LITERATURE AND ART

Bridging the divide between Jewish and postcolonial studies, this talk
will consider how Holocaust memory has been reanimated by contemporary
Caribbean and African diaspora writers and artists. Black Holocaust
literature and art illuminate the global circulation of Holocaust memory
and challenge an understanding of the Holocaust as a European event
disconnected from colonial histories.

When and where:
TV ROOM OF THE ENGLISH AND AMERICAN STUDIES LIBRARY, Monday 19th of
June at 2 pm. The book launch will last for about one hour.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Sarah Phillips Casteel is Associate Professor of English at Carleton
University, where she is cross-appointed to the Institute of African
Studies and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and
Culture, and where she co-founded the Centre for Transnational Cultural
Analysis. The recipient of a Polanyi Prize from the Government of
Ontario and a Horst Frenz Prize from the American Comparative Literature
Association, she is the author of _Second Arrivals: Landscape and
Belonging in Contemporary Writing of the Americas _(U of Virginia P,
2007) and the co-editor with Winfried Siemerling of _ Canada and Its
Americas: Transnational Navigations_ (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2010). Her most
recent book, Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary
Imagination (Columbia UP, 2016) has won a Canadian Jewish Literary
Award.

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