Great Writers Inspire at Home: D-Empress Dianne Regisford
Part of the Postcolonial Writing and Theory seminar series Trinity Term 2017
25 May 17:00 to 19:00
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, OX2 6AD St Luke's Chapel
Local Oxford performance poet D-Empress Dianne Regisford will present a performance installation piece entitled ‘Hersto-Rhetoric? Na so today!!!’. The performance installation, which incorporates a series of seven sculptures, invites critical explorations of the notion of ‘la femme libre’ (the liberated woman) from an African feminist perspective. The works are inspired by what D-Empress describes as a ten-year initiation into the teachings and practice of the ancient West African Mandika badjenne tradition.
The performance will take place in the St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road.
This workshop series on postcolonial reading will be hosted jointly by the Oxford English Faculty and TORCH as the Postcolonial Writing and Theory seminar series in Trinity 2017. The seminars will bring a number of contemporary British writers into conversation with readers to discuss how British postcolonial literature shapes our perceptions of the world today and our identities within it.
All are welcome to the seminars. In the first half of each workshop, readers will be able to offer responses to their experiences of reading the book of the week; in the second, the author will give a reading and engage in conversation with the audience.