Academic Year 2011-2012

Event Title

‘Zombies and Pirates, Take One’: Hollywood’s Ghostly Imaginings of the Caribbean

Disciplines

Film and Media Studies | Latin American Studies

Description

This presentation explored Hollywood’s portrayal of the supernatural Caribbean and asks how the truth about the region’s history collides or merges with Hollywood’s power and its desire to portray the Caribbean in certain ways. How do Western notions of Caribbean identity come to life (or to death) in these films?

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‘Zombies and Pirates, Take One’: Hollywood’s Ghostly Imaginings of the Caribbean

This presentation explored Hollywood’s portrayal of the supernatural Caribbean and asks how the truth about the region’s history collides or merges with Hollywood’s power and its desire to portray the Caribbean in certain ways. How do Western notions of Caribbean identity come to life (or to death) in these films?