American Comparative Literature Association
March 26-29, 2009
Seminar: "Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting"
Co-chairs: Ryan Burt and Andrea Opitz
**Submission deadline UPDATE: November 3, 2008**
This seminar considers the relationship between cultural performance and processes of historical
production in the modern and contemporary Transatlantic. What role have street performance
and theater played in anti-colonial/imperial struggles, for example? How do local performances
recast our understanding of both racial formation and minority cultural practices?