Lecture/Discussion featuring award-winning Haitian writer Kettly Mars and Professor Nathan Dize (Washington University-St Louis)

Lecture/Discussion via zoom featuring award-winning Haitian writer Kettly Mars and Professor and translator, Nathan Dize. Mars’s novel Je suis vivant (2015) and Dize’s translation I am alive (2022) will be discussed. This novel is studied in Professor Curtius's course FREN 4110:0001: Francophone Studies: Literature and the Arts: Haiti. 

Kettly Mars will explore how the 2010 earthquake in Haiti inspired her to write Je suis vivant. Nathan Dize, an Assistant Professor of Francophone Caribbean Literature and Haitian and Caribbean intellectual history at Washington University, St Louis will talk about his translation of the novel. Similarly, they will both explore Mars's literary aesthetic and Haitian literature and the arts. The conversation will be in French and in English.

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