Wednesday, September 22
9am – 5 pm Pacific Time
Elena Schneider and Pedro Rolón will present and discuss Daylet Dominguez’s latest book, which studies the interplay of literature and science in the nineteenth-century Hispanic Caribbean, with a particular emphasis on the importance of literature for the establishment of the social sciences in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.
Daylet Dominguez is an Associate Professor of Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultures. Her work focuses on modern travel cultures and costumbrismo; empire, nation, and revolution; slavery, race, and colonialism, among other topics.Elena Schneider is a historian of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic World. Her research focuses on Cuba and the Caribbean, comparative colonialism and slavery, and the Black Atlantic.
Pedro Rolón is a Ph.D. candidate in the Comparative Literature department and the program in Critical Theory at UC Berkeley. He is interested in post-colonial theory, the history of the senses, poetics, and the relationship between aesthetic experiences and the epistemological fields opened up by poetic, visual, and auditory experiments.