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Reassembling the Fragments

For Release Upon Receipt - July 27, 2011

St. Augustine

The Departments of Liberal Arts and History in the Faculty of Humanities, The University of the West Indies (UWI) will host a conference entitled, “Reassembling the Fragments” on August 25th-27th, 2011. The event, which honours three retired professors of the UWI, St. Augustine – Ian Robertson, Bridget Brereton and Barbara Lalla – Professors of Linguistics, History and Language and Literature respectively, will be held at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Auditorium, on the St Augustine Campus.   

The conference will provide a forum for scholars and practitioners to interrogate the body of work compiled by the three honorees over the years. It will aim to examine the socio-cultural contexts which framed and informed their endeavours, as well as evaluate the tangible outworking of their enquiries. Conference presentations will take the form of poster sessions, panel and round table discussions, performances (dance, drama, music, oratory, etc.), demonstrations/exhibitions (art, craft, film etc.) and workshops.    

Among the specially invited guests  addressing the conference are David Trotman , Associate Professor at York University; Velma Pollard, retired Senior Lecturer at The UWI Mona Campus and Lise Winer, Professor at McGill University.  

The conference is open to anyone wishing to attend – staff, students, alumni and the general public. The cost to attend the conference is US$100.    

For further information on Reassembling the Fragments please call (868) 662-2002 Ext. 2031 or 4235.


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