Archived Issue December 2009

A Sense of Infinity

Interlocking Basins of a Globe celebrates Derek Walcott

As part of its Caribbean Nobel Laureates celebrations, the UWI pays tribute to Derek Walcott with an academic conference titled Interlocking Basins of a Globe. Several aspects of the work of the 1992 Nobel Laureate will be discussed at the St Augustine Campus by various experts in January 2010.

The list of eminent international scholars who have confirmed their attendance includes such well-known names in Caribbean scholarship as Laurence Breiner, Paul Breslin, Kenneth Ramchand and Rhonda Cobham. The gathering will hear a keynote address delivered by Professor Emeritus Edward Baugh who, in 2007, edited Derek Walcott’s "Selected Poems" and whose work on Walcott is legendary. Other featured speakers include Professor Emeritus Gordon Rohlehr and Dr Jean Antoine-Dunne whose work spans both literature and film.

Walcott, who was recently named professor of poetry at Essex University, will read from his work during the conference.

The Nobel Laureates series was conceived as a gift to the nation and thus the entire conference is free and open to the public.

Derek Walcott, Poet Laureate, essayist, dramatist, painter, journalist and filmmaker will be the focus of a celebratory academic conference in his honour from 12th to 15th January at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine. he academic conference entitled “Interlocking Basins of a Globe” ... read more>>

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Interlocking Basins of a Globe
Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 January, 2010
The Learning Resource Centre, UWI St Augustine
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