Forum, February 13, 2009: Exile and Cultural Inheritance in the Short Fiction of Jan Carew

February 13, 2009                                                                                                                                               

David Anderson, Department of English

"Exile and Cultural Inheritance in the Short Fiction of Jan Carew"

Jan Carew is one of the leading Caribbean intellectuals of the last half-century. Novelist, playwright, actor, film maker, government official, historian, and professor, Carew has spent his career examining Caribbean history and its rich varieties of culture, and searching for literary strategies to represent that richness. Professor Anderson’s talk will discuss Carew’s latest collection of short fiction, The Guyanese Wanderer, focusing on the many meanings of exile (historical, physical, and cultural) in Carew’s fiction, but also the themes of return and cultural reclamation that are central to this collection. 

The University of Louisville Faculty Research Forum is a forum for talks by our faculty and the occasional guest on humanities and social science topics of interest to interdisciplinary audiences.  These forums are sponsored by the Commonwealth Center with assistance from the College of Arts and Sciences.

      This year the Forum will be a joint project of CCHS and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research,  highlighting a range of justice-themed research on various social and historical issues.Faculty Research Forums are held in the Bingham Humanities Building, Room 300 and begin at 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I wonder if someone can give me an e-mail or regular address or a fax where I can send a letter to Mr. Carew. I am writing a screen play about the late 50s in London and beleive he might have some valuable information. Especially about Claudia Jones.

Best regards

Richard Ulfvengren

Anonymous said...

may the blessing be with you.........................................