Black in Blue White and Red

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 5:30pm

Nathalie Etoke, Connecticut College

GLOBAL FRANCE SEMINAR

Black in Blue White and Red / Du Noir dans le Bleu Blanc Rouge

Mon. Sept. 11 at 5:30pm
2-105
MIT campus, 182 Memorial Drive

gsl-events@mit.edu
617-452-2676

Historically, the French Republic has not recognized race or gender, leaving specific identity markers out of political and public discourse. However, the current tension between blackness and Republican color-blindness brings to fore race as a social, political and historical marker. This presentation explores the ways in which blackness reveals a crisis of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.

About the speaker:
Nathalie Etoke is Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies, Chair of the French Department, and Associate Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity 2017-2018 at Connecticut College.

 

About the series:

The MIT Global France Seminar aims to bring together MIT faculty, instructors, and graduate students from across disciplines interested in the study of French and francophone cultures around the world. The seminar series is free and open to the public.

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Black in Blue White and Red / Du Noir dans le Bleu Blanc Rouge
Mon. Sept. 11 at 5:30pm
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