Dates: January 7 - 10, 2004

Theme: Cross Culturalism and the Caribbean Canon

Overseas participant $US 75

Local and CARICOM Participants TT $300 or US $50

Participants with full registration will have free access to all conference activities with the exception of the Dinner & Readings with George Lamming and Earl Lovelace at Crews Inn. The cost of the dinner & readings is $TT175 or $US 30.


For persons who do not wish to attend the full conference, a drop-in rate of $75TT per day or US $12 is applicable.

Caribbean culture proclaims the epic journey of diverse peoples across space and time. The unique culture that is emerging out of the interface among the various traditions reflects, and yet is greater than, the sum of its parts. Its wealth and complexities are globally recognized, contested and celebrated. A Caribbean canon has evolved out of the interface among the traditions of the region, transcending national, geographical and ethnic boundaries. The canon which validates the emergent culture and endorses its identity, encompasses dimensions of

Ways of knowing
Forms of meaning
Modes of being


The conference will provide a forum for scholars and practitioners to discuss the cross cultural experience, its challenges and opportunities as well as the various dimensions of the canon that are evolving out of this experience. Issues related to creative expression, literature, education, religion, ethnicity, management, law, and indigenous resources are some of the areas that will provide topics for discussion.

The presentations can be in any of the following format:


· Formal Paper Presentation using any medium
· Poster Session, Exhibition, Round table
· Performance, Workshop, Panel Discussion


October 31, 2003 Closing Date for Abstracts:
December 15, 2003 Full Paper Due:

For further information contact: Ms Patricia Worrell
School of Education, The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
Tel. 1(868) 645 3232 Ext. 2116


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