Imagining the Black Diaspora | Talk mit u.a. Birgit Weyhe | 9.1.2020; 16:30 Uhr | LCB Berlin

Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache


On the Circulation and Competition of Literary Picture-Making across the Americas


Thursday, January 9, 2020, 16:30 Uhr
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB)
Am Sandwerder 5, 14109 Berlin


International Conference with Birgit Weyhe, André Diniz, Marcelo D’Salete and Lea Hübner

Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache

On Thursday, January 9, the participants will meet at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB) to discuss the literary works of Birgit Weyhe (Germany), André Diniz and Marcelo D’Salete (both from Brazil) with the author and translator Lea Hübner.


The international conference »Imagining the Black Diaspora« brings together authors, comic artists, a comic translator, and scholars from the fields of American Studies, African American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Media Studies to discuss the circulation and distribution, the cultural and political economies, the aesthetic diversity and the community-shaping effects of pictures and imagery in Black diasporic literature across the Americas. The conference will focus on a wide array of literary practices – ranging from graphic neo-slave narratives and photographic authorial self-representation to depictions of Black youth in US American children’s literature – to investigate historic and current (dis-)positions of Black authorship, subaltern cultural resistance, racist stereotyping, and literary market competition.


Further Information: https://lcb.de/programm/imagining-the-black-diaspora/