Yes, I'm Jamaican

The Caribbean Digital Subject and Affective Labor
  • What English student featured
  • When Sep 14, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where AC-3D01
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  • Contact Phone 718.262.2479
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English Department Invited Speaker Series

Speaker: Tzarina T. Prater, PhD

 

Tzarina T. Prater is an Associate Professor of English in Bentley University’s English and Media Studies Department where she teaches Literature, Cultural, and Digital Media Studies. She has published articles on the work of Easton Lee, Kerry Young, Michelle Cliff, Patricia Powell, U.S. spectatorship of Hong Kong action cinema, digital platforms, and science fiction. Her current book project on Chinese Jamaican literary and cultural production is entitled Labrish and Mooncakes: Chinese Jamaican Cultural Production and Nationalism.

In her work, Dr. Prater explores how people of Caribbean Chinese descent use YouTube and other digital platforms to create and shape public images of their lives and identities. We believe that this presentation will be of interest to English majors and non-majors alike as it explores life in the Caribbean Diaspora through current digital technologies.