IGDS Graduate Research Seminar - Petronetta Pierre Robertson

Event Date(s): 16/12/2021

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) invites you to its Graduate Research Seminar on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11.30 a.m.

Presenting will be Petronetta Pierre Robertson, PhD Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. The title of her presentation is “Pause Between the Sentences: Discourses of Love, Romance, and Intimate Partner Violence in Trinidad.”

Interested persons are invited to register in advance by clicking here.

For more information:

W: http://sta.uwi.edu/igds/graduatestudies.asp  

E: igdsgraduatestudies@sta.uwi.edu


Presentation Abstract

This Practice-based study utilises the craft of novel writing to counter traditional discourses surrounding love and romance, and test the reception of the counter discourse among survivors of intimate partner violence in Trinidad. The primary goal is to determine whether romance novels can serve to perpetuate cultural norms that facilitate intimate partner violence, and conversely, also serve to interrogate these norms. In this seminar additional information will be provided with respect to the methodology, theoretical framework, and review of the literature. An excerpt from the novel will also be provided.


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