Culture under Pressure: Rianna Jade Parker on Caribbean Queer Literature

Join an informal guest lecture by researcher and archivist, Rianna Jade Parker, reflecting on the social and political realities of LGBT life in the Caribbean. Rianna will be sharing the key texts in her personal collection with an emphasis on literary contemporaries including Kei Miller, Nicole Dennis-Benn and Marlon James.

A long-time dedication to assembling and expanding a personal collection of Black literature began to naturally furcate a branch of Caribbean writers and literary representations of the Caribbean islands and neighbouring nations. This lecture explores focuses on the narratives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Anglophone Caribbean. 

More about the speaker:

Rianna Jade Parker is an independent art curator, archivist and writer of criticism and creative non-fiction. An avid reader and proponent of transatlantic Black literature and cultural theories with a concentration on transatlantic Caribbean artistic and literary legacies. Her interdisciplinary practice is informed by Black feminist theory, visual cultures, design and printmaking.

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Wednesday 30th May 2018, 18:30 – 20:00

Venue: SHL's Durning-Lawrence Library

FREE - Booking required

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