Join Richard Fung, Kamala Kempadoo, Jillian Ollivierre, and Andil Gosine in conversation for the launch of Gosine’s award-winning new book Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex and Law in the Caribbean on its international day of publication.
Thursday, September 23rd
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual event. Register here.
In Nature’s Wild, the Trinidad-born scholar-artist contends with his own animality. The story begins in his classroom at an all-boys Catholic high school in Trinidad, when a priest points to a row of boys and demands, “Prove to me that you are not homosexual.” From there, Gosine takes readers on a journey that mixes personal narrative with historical analysis of the ways in which anxieties about humans’ animality have produced various kinds of disciplinary strategies in law and culture. Gosine draws from historical and contemporary visual art representations, dress code regulations and recent legal challenges to the criminalization of sodomy, to argue for the embrace of one’s “wild nature.”
Andil Gosine is Professor of Environmental Arts and Justice at York University. The companion touring exhibition for his book Nature’s Wild will launch its three-year tour in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in January 2022. He is also curator of everything slackens in a wreck-, which will open at the Ford Foundation Gallery in New York in Spring 2022.
Other Upcoming Nature’s Wild Events
October 1st (virtual): Harvard Bookshop, in conversation with Faith Smith
October 8th (in person): Leslie-Lohman Museum, 26 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013
October 15th (virtual): Concordia University, in conversation with Nalini Mohabir and Jesse Arsenault