a conversation with Rosamond S. King & Angelique V. Nixon
October 23, Tuesday, 6 to 8 pm
CSGS, 285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
Rosamond S. King, English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Angelique V. Nixon, Institute for Gender & Development Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
Two award winning artist-scholars reflect on the intersections of LGBTQI and feminist arts, activism, and politics in the Caribbean. King and Nixon address how their own work moves between these different registers. They also discuss how they see contemporary queer Caribbean performance, literature, and visual art engage and resist the ongoing violences of colonial and postcolonial histories, and how these works offer us vibrant models of desire, embodiment, and collectivity.
Rosamond S. King is a critical and creative writer whose scholarly work focuses on sexuality, performance, and literature in the Caribbean and Africa. Her book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination received the Caribbean Studies Association best book award, her poetry collection Rock|Salt|Stone won a Lambda Literary Award, and she has performed around the world. King is Co-Chair of the Caribbean International Resource Network, President of the Organization of Women Writers of Africa, creative editor of sx salon, and Associate Professor of English at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York.
Angelique V. Nixon is a Bahamas-born, Trinidad-based writer, artist, teacher, activist, and poet. She is a lecturer and researcher at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She earned her Ph.D. in English with specialisation in Caribbean literature, postcolonial studies, women and gender studies from the University of Florida (2008); and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Africana Studies at New York University (2009). She is author of the art & poetry chapbookSaltwater Healing – A Myth Memoir & Poems (Poinciana Paper Press, sold-out limited edition, 2013). Her scholarly book Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture (University Press of Mississippi, 2015) won the Caribbean Studies Association 2016 Barbara T. Christian Award for Best Book in the Humanities. And she is co-editor of two multimedia online collections: Theorizing Homophobias in the Caribbean: Complexities of Place, Desire, and Belonging (2012) and Love | Hope | Community: Caribbean Sexualities and Social Justice (2017). Angelique serves on the working board of CAISO: Sex and Gender Justice in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as co-chair of the Caribbean IRN, which connects activists, researchers, and artists who do work on diverse genders and sexualities.
This event is free & open to the public. Venue is wheelchair-accessible. For more information about this event, please contact the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at email@example.com or 212-992-9540.
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