12th Annual Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures Conference

Event Date(s): 05/11/2009 - 07/11/2009


“The Islands in Between”: Language, Literature and Culture of the Eastern Caribbean

5 November to 7 November 2009

Roseau - Dominica

Co-organized byUniversity of Puerto Rico at Río PiedrasUniversity of the West Indies at Cave Hill, BarbadosUniversity of the West Indies Open Campus - Dominica



Suggested topics include:


Eastern Caribbean Drama, Poetry and Fiction


Special Panels on  Language, Literature, Culture and Education in Dominica  


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: no later than 15 August 2009; Notification: 1 September 2009Space may be limited and priority will be given to abstracts received by 8 August 2009



Papers should conform to the allotted twenty minutes of presentationtime.  Proposals should include: a one-page abstract (maximum 250words), the author’s name, postal and e-mail address (if available),and home institution (if applicable), and a brief biography (50 wordsor less).


Send submissions or inquiries to:Puerto Rico Conference Organizing Committee (Mervyn C. Alleyne, ElenaLawton, Dannabang Kuwabong) : islandsconference@gmail.com .(Pleasesubmit your proposal  within the text of the e-mail and not as anattachment)or mail to:


Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures Conference, c/o Department ofEnglish, P.O. Box 23356, UPR Station, San Juan, PR 00931-3356, PuertoRico / USA.Information regarding the conference available on the Islands InBetween Web Page at: