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Afro-Latin American poetic texts

032013Feature_TillisUNCG’s African American Studies Program will sponsor a talk by Dr. Antonio D. Tillis, associate professor and chair of the African and African American Studies Program at Dartmouth College.

The talk, scheduled for March 21, 2013, at 2 p.m., is titled “Recuperative Historical Memory and Afro-Latin American Poetic Texts: Conjuring, Re-historicizing a Historical Past, Birthing an Epistemological/Ontological Future.”

Tillis is a specialist in the areas of Latin American, Afro-Latin American and African Diaspora literatures. He is a past president of the College Language Association, editor of PALARA (Publication of the Afro-Latin American Research Association) and a former Fulbright Scholar to Brazil.

His research and teaching interests include Latin American literature, US Latino literature, comparative African-American and Afro-Latin American literatures, Black Diaspora studies, film studies and contemporary theory.