In Sugar's Time: Temporality, Violence and Fugitivity in the Plantation World of 19th Century Cuba

Aisha Finch, Ph.D., Acting Associate Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University In nineteenth-century Cuba, the industrial production of sugar represented an attempt to conquer time itself.  As such, the ingenio functioned as a necrotemporal regime, one that established its power over life and death through the manipulation of time, yet one that also relied on the captive Black body as a site of plantation futurity. This presentation juxtaposes the function of time as an ever-evolving technology of plantation terror, and explores its possibility as a site of Black fugitivity and refusal.

Register in advance for this meeting: tinyurl.com/InSugarsTime For more information, contact Alejandra Aguilar, Ph.D., at maguilardornelle@fau.edu or Nuria Godón, Ph.D., at ngodon@fau.edu

Thursday, September 30 at 3:00pm

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