Thirteenth Annual Eastern Caribbean Islands Cultures Conference - Call for Papers

Event Date(s): 04/11/2010 - 06/11/2010

Location: The University of Guyana, Guyana

The University of Guyana, in collaboration with The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, and the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, will host the Thirteenth Annual Eastern Caribbean Islands Cultures Conference, themed “The Islands in Between: Language, Literature and Culture of the Eastern Caribbean.” This conference it will take place from Thursday 4th November to Saturday 6th November, 2010, at the University of Guyana. Participants are expected to arrive on November 3rd and depart on November 7th, 2010.   

Abstracts for papers on related topics are now invited. Suggested topics include: 

  • Eastern Caribbean Drama, Poetry and Fiction 
  • Special Panels on Language, Literature, Culture and Education in Guyana 
  • Language and Culture, Language and Identity in the Eastern Caribbean 
  • Creole Linguistics Art and Popular Culture of the Eastern Caribbean 
  • Eastern Caribbean Carnivals and Other Performance Traditions 
  • Amerindian History and Cultural Studies 
  • Culture and Politics, Culture and Economics in the Eastern Caribbean 
  • Other Topics Related to Eastern Caribbean Cultures 

Deadline for Abstracts: 15th August, 2010  

Space may be limited and priority will be given to abstracts received by 8th August, 2010 

Notification: 1st September, 2010 

Papers should conform to the allotted twenty minutes of presentation time.

Proposals should include: a one-page abstract (maximum 250 words), the author’s name, postal and e-mail address (if available), and home institution (if applicable), and a brief biography (50 words or less). 

Please send submissions or inquiries to: Puerto Rico Conference Organizing Committee (Reinhard Sander, Mervyn C. Alleyne): islandsconference@gmail.com. (Please submit your proposal within the text of the e-mail and not as an attachment) or mail to: Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures Conference, c/o Department of English, P.O. Box 23356, UPR Station, San Juan, PR 00931-3356, Puerto Rico/USA. 

Information regarding the conference is available on the Islands In Between website at: http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/ingles/students/resources/islandsinbetween.htm

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