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Jason Herbeck

By: Brady W Moore   Published 1:48 pm / November 30, 2017

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Jason Herbeck

Professor, French
Department of World Languages
College of Arts and Sciences

Jason Herbeck recently chaired a panel titled “In Search of Hospitable Shores: The Making of Refugees in Haitian Literature, Past and Present” at the 29th annual Haitian Studies Association Conference in New Orleans. Herbeck also presented a paper on the panel titled “Émigrés en terre non-étrangère: Récits de retours accidentels au pays natal” (“Emigrants on Non-Foreign Soil: Tales of Accidental Returns to the Native Land”). In his presentation, Herbeck examined the social and emotional implications of two works—Le Bleu de l’île (The Blue of the Island) by Évelyne Trouillot and Rapatriés (Repatriated) by Néhémy Pierre-Dahomey —in which individuals attempting to leave Haiti are either forced or in fact elect to return to their native land.