Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Madeleine Henry

Please join me in congratulating Madeleine M. Henry, professor and head of the School of Languages and Cultures, on the publication of Alantis Otherwise: Receptions of the Classics in the African Diaspora of the Hispanophone and Lusophone Worlds (Elisa G. Rizo and Madeleine M. Henry, Rowman & Littlefield 2016). 

This showcases the use of Latin and ancient Greek literary references in texts written by authors who articulate the fragmented history of the African experience outside of Eurocentric views. It addresses the silencing of the African Diaspora within official discourses of Latin America and Hispanophone Subsaharan Africa. Literary texts in Spanish and Portuguese provide a transnational and translinguistic examination of classical tropes and themes in twentieth-century drama, fiction, folklore studies, and narrative. Atlantis Otherwise is a part of a series on Black Diasporic Worlds: Origins and Evolutions from New World Slaving (Antonio Tillis and Elizabeth West, Rowman & Littlefield 2016.)

Rizo and Henry co-wrote the Introduction and Henry authored “Resurrection of the Dead: Manuel Zapata Olivella’s Caronte Liberado.” Scholars from Brazil and the U.S. contributed to the book. 

Congratulations, Professor Henry!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts