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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

Donette Francis – Illegibilities: Jamaica as Method

Apr 29 – May 16, 2024
Spring 2024 Semester: Arts of Jamaica

This course examines less dominant ways of seeing, sounding, and feeling Jamaica.  Organized around three major thematics, we will study local and transnational representations of the island’s various raced and classed subjects.

  • Seminar 1: Race

    Mon, May 6, 2024
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Seminar 2: Catastrophes

    Tue, May 7, 2024
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Seminar 3: Gender and Sexuality: Disrupting Dominant Discourses

    Wed, May 8, 2024
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Public Talk: The Arts of Independence

    Thu, May 9, 2024
    6:00 pm
About Donette Francis

Donette Francis is the Director for the Center for Global Black Studies at the University of Miami. Her research and writing investigate place, aesthetic, and cultural politics in the African Diaspora. Professor Francis is the author of Fictions of Feminine Citizenship: Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature. She is currently working on a book project on Miami. Creole Miami: Black Arts at the Hemispheric Crossroads, a sociocultural history of Black arts practice in Miami from 1970s to present. She is co-founder of the Jamaican Cultural Political Modern Project, which convenes symposia and publishes essays that rethink Jamaica’s historiography. Essays from the proceedings on The Jamaican 1950s, 1960s, 1970s are published in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism.

Apr 29 – May 16, 2024
Spring 2024 Semester: Arts of Jamaica