Dr. Belinda Deneen Wallace presented at the English Dept's Spring 2014 Colloquium Series

March 12, 2014

Dr. Belinda Deneen Wallace presented her forthcoming research on March 12, 2014 at the UNM Department of English Language & Literature Spring 2014 Colloquium Series.  Dr. Wallace, a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language & LIterature and the Africana Studies Program, gave a talk entitled, "'It is only she that brings them to any life': Mapping a Meta-Colonial Feminist 'Space' in Dionne Brand's Ossuaries." 

By infusing the dynamics of space—physical, geographical, sexual, political, and ephemeral—into her representations of the post-colonial female condition, Dionne Brand's poetry offers an unflinching critique of the quest for sexual autonomy and political actualization. To this end, Ossuaries reveals a meta-colonial "space" which serves as a counter-discourse rupturing (masculine) post-colonial revolutionary narratives that often define the Afra-Caribbean body outside the nation's ideals regarding citizenry.