In this talk, Kaiama L. Glover will be discussing her new book, A Regarded Self: Caribbean Womanhood and the Ethics of Disorderly Being. Reading novels by Marie Chauvet, Maryse Condé, René Depestre, Marlon James, and Jamaica Kincaid, Glover shows how these authors' women characters enact practices of freedom that privilege the self in ways unmediated and unrestricted by group affiliation. The women of these texts offend, disturb, and reorder the world around them. They challenge the primacy of the community over the individual and propose provocative forms of subjecthood.
Professor Glover will be in conversation with Hazel Thompson (MSt World Literatures in English). For suggested pre-reading, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminars will take place on Zoom. Times listed are London times. All seminars last no more than one hour. Seminars are open to all.
Convenors: Professor María del Pilar Blanco, Professor David Howard, Dr Michael Joseph, Dr William Ghosh