SWAMP ARCHEOLOGIES - Part 1, Donette Francis. Presented by [NAME]


14 December 2022

14 December 2022

As part of Untitled Art’s programming during the 11th edition of the fair, [NAME] Publications presents “SWAMP ARCHEOLOGIES,” a series of three podcasts that focus on the often overlooked and forgotten dimensions of Miami's cultural history. Each part aims to reactivate the memory of some of Miami’s vital art scenes from the past 40 years: Part One will feature Dr. Donette Francis and focus on the contributions of Black artists and intellectuals that don’t often figure in local art histories; Part Two will be a behind-the-scenes look at the lost stories of a 80s art scenes in Miami Beach; and Part Three will be an in-depth look at the history of galleries in Miami.

Part 1, Donette Francis is the founding co-director for the Center for Global Black Studies and an Associate Professor of English at the University of Miami.  Her research and writing investigate place, aesthetics, and cultural politics in the African Diaspora.  Professor Francis is the author of “Fictions of Feminine Citizenship: Sexuality and the Nation in Contemporary Caribbean Literature.” She is currently working on two book projects: “Illegibilities: Caribbean Cosmopolitanisms and the Problem of Form,” an intellectual history of the Anglophone Caribbean’s transnational literary culture, 1940-1970; and “Creole Miami: Black Arts in the Magic City,” a sociocultural history of Black arts practice in Miami from 1970s to present.