Patchwork Aesthetics and Caribbean Texts and Performance in the Atlantic Rim
Monday, April 5, 7-8:30 p.m.
A Presentation by Carol B. Duncan, PhD
What does it mean to “make something from nothing” especially when applied to cultural and religious expressions constructed at the margins of empire? This question is taken up through an exploration of patchwork aesthetics in the Atlantic Rim, a geographical and cultural area linking the Caribbean, Maritime Canada, west Africa, and western Europe in complex economic and cultural exchanges during the past five-hundred years.
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Dr. Duncan is a Professor of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research focuses on Black Church Studies in Canada, Caribbean religions in transnational and diasporic contexts, religion and popular culture and women’s and gender studies.
Presented by Department of Religious Studies, Department of Gender Studies