Suzanne Césaire: Literary and Artistic Archeology of a Hindered Memory

Anny-Dominique Curtius

Anny-Dominique Curtius is Associate Professor of Francophone Studies at the University of Iowa where she also serves as Co-Director of the working group “Museum Futures”.

• Her research is interdisciplinary as it circulates at the crossroads of several areas of study: cultural theory, cinematic, visual, and performing arts of the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, and Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa; Suzanne Césaire; comparative postcolonial museum studies; Black Atlantic ecocriticism. Her work also focuses on the defacement and toppling of the iconography of slavery in the public space, as well as women’s embodied archivization of the trauma of slavery.

• She is the author of two books Suzanne Césaire. Archéologie littéraire et artistique d'une mémoire empêchée [Suzanne Césaire. Literary and ArtisticArcheology of a Hindered Memory (2020) and Symbioses d’une mémoire: Manifestations religieuses et littératures de la Caraïbe Caraïbe (2006) [Symbiosis of a Memory: Caribbean Religions and Literatures] as well as numerous articles and book chapters in the fields of studies aforementioned.

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