University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert (Vassar College), "Archipelagic Plastic: Art and Sea Currents in Caribbean Art"

January 25, 2019

This project addresses art projects that speak to plastic debris and rising sea levels in the Caribbean, putting them in conversation with literature from the region.

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert works in the fields of literature, ecocriticism and environmental history, art history, and cultural studies, specializing in the multidisciplinary, comparative study of the Caribbean. Growing up in native Puerto Rico, she became fascinated by the many cultural connections between Caribbean peoples despite our different histories and languages and have made that the subject of my research and teaching. Professor Paravisini-Gebert is based in the Hispanic Studies Department at Vassar College and is a member of the Programs in Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Studies, and Women’s Studies. She is currently working on The Amazon Parrots of the Caribbean: An Environmental Biography, a new book project, and on a translation of Dominican author Pedro Vergés’ 1982 novel, Solo cenizas hallarás with her friend and colleague Margarite Fernández Olmos.

Homer Statue
Location: 
Wilson Hall 142
Time: 
2:00 PM