CIFNAL Speaker Series: "Access to The Haitian Zombie in Academic Collections"

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Friday, May 31, 2024
1:00 pm EST
Zoom webinar (registration link below)
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Please join us on Friday, May 31, at 1:00 pm EST for a CIFNAL Speaker Series presentation from Kathia Ibacache (University of Colorado Boulder) on "Access to The Haitian Zombie in Academic Collections."


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The figure of the Haitian zombie in relation to slavery and colonialism is an attractive topic for building a collection. However, while plenty of sources are found in mainstream hegemonic literature and the film industry, the Haitian zombie and its connection to voodoo, slavery, and colonialism require a broader search for librarians building this collection. Kathhia’s presentation will refer to the challenges and benefits of incorporating wider collection development practices when building a collection of Haitian zombies.


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