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CERLAC sponsors talk on Caribbean cultural mythologies of gender

CERLAC sponsors talk on Caribbean cultural mythologies of gender

Gender and cultural studies Professor Patricia Mohammed of the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, will talk tomorrow about Caribbean cultural mythologies of gender.

“Listening to Paintings: Cultural Mythologies of Gender in the Caribbean”, part of the Caribbean Lecture Series, will take place Thursday, Nov. 11, from 12:30 to 2:30pm in the Conference Centre, 519 York Research Tower, Keele campus.

Right: Patricia Mohammed

Mohammed’s research explores the ways Caribbean people’s understanding of class, ethnic and gender identities influences the culturally specific ways in which they produce and live.

Her research interests, which have largely focused on gender and feminist theory, are now amplified through the lens of visuality. She is interested in the reading of the image, whether still or moving, and in understanding what the Caribbean has created as an esthetic as a result of its peculiar New World history.

Mohammed's publications include Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Gendered Realities: Essays in Caribbean Feminist Thought (University of the West Indies Press, 2002), Gender Negotiations Among Indians in Trinidad, 1917-1947 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) and Caribbean Women at the Crossroads (University Press of the West Indies, 2000).

The Caribbean Lecture Series is presented by the Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean (CERLAC).

For more information, visit the CERLAC website.