The Working Group is going to focus on the works of Caribbean women scholars intellectual legacy and knowledge production on coloniality, modernity, Blackness, indigeneity, colonization, imperialism, failure of national movement and neo-imperial and colonial practices across the Caribbean. In the United States and Europe, the works of Caribbean male scholars are much more widely circulated. The works of Stuart Hall, CRL James, Edouard Glissant, CLR James, Frantz Fanon and etc. are widely known. We aim to draw attention to the literary and scholarly works that Caribbean women have been producing about the region by taking gender, sex and sexuality as central modes of analysis of coloniality, modernity, and the production of space and the Caribbean itself as a region.
Art on the left:
Kenyatta A.C Hinkle, Tituba Becomes the Night, 2014. 54.5 x 44.5i, ndia ink, graphite, and charcoal on arches cover paper. The work is inspired by the novel, I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem, written by Caribbean novelist Maryse Conde.