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Graduate Student Research Workshop

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Nathan H. Dize
2110 Taliaferro Hall
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Staging Anti-Colonialism in 

Fin-de Siècle Haitian Theater:

Toussaint Louverture’s 

Final Moments in Captivity

 

Nathan Dize, Master’s Student

Modern French Studies

 

During the first Graduate Student Research Workshop of the semester we will be discussing a chapter of Nathan Dize’s master’s thesis, “The Drama of History: Representation and Revolutionaries in Haitian Theater, 1818-1907,” where he analyzes representations of Haitian revolutionaries in Haitian theater. His study is a re-reading of several Haitian playwrights who have been historically dismissed by historians, anthologists, and literary critics for ostensibly mimicking French literary conventions, having grandiose poetic visions, or “misrepresenting” Haitian history.

Nathan H. Dize is in the master’s program in Modern French Studies at UMD. Nathan's primary research interests are Haitian film, history, and literature. Other interests include historical and literary translation as well as gender and sexual politics in Francophone and Caribbean. Nathan is also translator and editor of a digital humanities project from the University of Maryland Libraries in partnership with the Department of French and Italian entitled: A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789.

All graduate students with research projects concerning Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to participate (present or join discussion) in feedback workshops and discussions. All disciplines are welcome. Each session, a thesis/dissertation chapter, journal article, conference paper, or grant application will be circulated and read by attendees. Students will gather to discuss and give peer feedback on content, methodology, and analysis (and also, perhaps, to indulge in libations that ease a bit of grad school stress).

We are currently looking for future presenters. If you would like the chance to present a work-in-progress, email Dr. Laurie Frederik at lfred@umd.edu.