Our warmest congratulations to our dear colleague Leah Rosenberg and J. Dillon Brown for the July publication of their collection of critical essays Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature (2015), published by University Press of Mississippi’s Caribbean Studies Series. 

Description: This edited collection challenges a long sacrosanct paradigm. Since the establishment of Caribbean literary studies, scholars have exalted an elite cohort of émigré novelists based in postwar London, a group often referred to as “the Windrush writers” in tribute to the SS Empire Windrush, whose 1948 voyage from Jamaica inaugurated large-scale Caribbean migration to London. In critical accounts this group is typically reduced to the canonical troika of V. S. Naipaul, George Lamming, and Sam Selvon, effectively treating these three authors as the tradition’s founding fathers. These “founders” have been properly celebrated for producing a complex, anticolonial, nationalist literature. However, their canonization has obscured the great diversity of postwar Caribbean writers, producing an enduring but narrow definition of West Indian literature.

Beyond Windrush stands out as the first book to reexamine and redefine the writing of this crucial era. Its fourteen original essays make clear that in the 1950s there was already a wide spectrum of West Indian men and women–Afro-Caribbean, Indo-Caribbean, and white-creole–who were writing, publishing, and even painting. Many lived in the Caribbean and North America, rather than London. Moreover, these writers addressed subjects overlooked in the more conventionally conceived canon, including topics such as queer sexuality and the environment. This collection offers new readings of canonical authors (Lamming, Roger Mais, and Andrew Salkey); hitherto marginalized authors (Ismith Khan, Elma Napier, and John Hearne); and commonly ignored genres (memoir, short stories, and journalism).

Dillon Brown, St. Louis, Missouri, is associate professor of English and of African and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of Migrant Modernism: Postwar London and the West Indian Novel.

Leah Reade Rosenberg, Gainesville, Florida, is associate professor of English at the University of Florida. She is the author of Nationalism and the Formation of Caribbean Literature.

For more information, see http://www.mixedracestudies.org/?p=42095 and http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Windrush-Rethinking-Anglophone-Literature/dp/1628464755


In Jamaica, the Young Adult (YA) Readers Hangout at the JCDC Independence Village (at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road, Kingston) will present three award-winning Jamaican authors in the Young Adult book segment of the Auntie Roachie Film, Television and Literary festival which will be held TODAY between 2:00 and 2:30pm. The festival itself runs from 1:30 to 5:30pm. Here is more information:

The Independence Village will see the return of The Aunty Roachy Festival today. Joining the Independence Village roster for the second time, the free literary festival will run from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and promises to be even better the second time around, covering a range of poetry, prose and drama writings.

Children authors A-dZiko Simba Gegele and Kellie Magnus will headline the children readings, while Gwyneth Harold will be joined by award-winning writers Roland Watson-Grant and Coleen Smith-Dennis in the young adult segment. The young adult segment will also feature Akeem Mignott in a dramatic reading of Vic Reid’s New Day, to mark the 150th anniversary of the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion.

Patrons looking to quench their poetic thirst will get to experience the Jamaica Poetry Society as they present Cherry Natural [shown above], Abbebe Payne and Britton Wright as Lyrical Hotsteppers. Comedy and drama will take centre stage with an excerpt from the play Samson and Di Liar, featuring actors Tony ‘Paleface’ Hendriks and Ricky Rowe.

Also on the day’s agenda will be a ‘Link Up and Labrish’ discussion forum under the theme ‘I Am Who I Am, But Who Am I?’, moderated by Amina Blackwood-Meeks and featuring panelists Dr Dennis Howard, Kemesha Kelly, Miguel ‘Steppa’ Williams, Nickesha Lindsay, and Nadeen Spence.

The literary festival will end with a poetry reading, hosted by the Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Professor Mervyn Morris, and featuring two of Jamaica’s most well-known story-tellers called The Poet Laureate Presents… Amina Blackwood-Meeks and Joan Andrea Hutchinson.

For original article, see http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20150803/aunty-roachy-festival-returns-set-independence-village-today

Also read http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20150802/young-adult-literature-ja-readers-set-2015-festival

[Photo of Cherry Natural from http://www.furious.com/perfect/cherrynatural.html]


The Jamaica Observer reports that government climate negotiators, civil society groups from the Caribbean, artists, and journalists met last week to discuss strategies to raise local awareness and attract international attention as part of the region’s preparation for the climate change meeting in Paris at the end of the year. Because global temperatures may rise by as much as four degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the Caribbean wants to reach the goal of limiting the increase to 1.5 degrees; hence the slogan “1.5 to stay alive.”

The plan is to roll out some of the projects simultaneously across the region ahead of the Paris talks and stage one or two others during the session.

The Paris talks are called COP 21 and will be the stage for the countries of the world to agree to reducing carbon emissions from power plants, factories, and other types of industry, in order to keep global temperatures down.

Island states, according to published scientific data, are projected to suffer the most from increasing temperatures and the related sea level rise. As such, the Caribbean, as part of the Alliance of Small Island States, is seeking to start a movement among its own peoples to shine a light on the specific ways the region will be affected in hopes that it will sway the developed world.

If carbon emissions continue unabated, projections are that global temperatures will rise by as much as four degrees Celsius by the end of the century. Globally, the discussion is to keep it at two degrees, but the Caribbean wants to limit it to 1.5 degrees and has been using the slogan ‘1.5 to stay alive’.

St Lucia’s minister of sustainable development Senator James Fletcher, who hosted the meeting, explained the rationale for the regional approach. “The region has not done enough to elevate the issue of climate change… we need to amplify our voices both in the region and on the international stage,” he said.

Fletcher suggested that the Caribbean follow the example of the Pacific Islands, which, he said, was a good example of climate action on a regional scale, by co-ordinating the messages it wants to be communicated in ways that galvanise support and attract mass attention.

The St Lucia meeting was called ‘Climate Voices on and for Climate Change’. In addition to the ministry of sustainable development, its sponsors included Panos Caribbean, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, and the Organization of American States.

For full article, see http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Caribbean-formatting-climate-change-strategy-for-Paris-meeting_19221941

Posted by: ivetteromero | August 3, 2015

Puerto Ricans Brace for Crisis in Health Care


Lizette Alvarez and Abby Goodnough (The New York Times) explore the sad conditions of the health care system in Puerto Rico. In my view, unless you can pay your medical bills out of pocket, the island’s health care system has been nightmarish ever since I can remember. When I read this title, I was aghast; how can the health care crisis get any worse? For a deeply depressing answer, read this:

The first visible sign that the health care system in Puerto Rico was seriously in trouble was when a steady stream of doctors — more than 3,000 in five years — began to leave the island for more lucrative, less stressful jobs on the mainland. Now, as Puerto Rico faces another hefty cut to a popular Medicare program and grapples with an alarming shortage of Medicaid funds, its health care system is headed for an all-out crisis, which could further undermine the island’s gutted economy.

On an island where more than 60 percent of residents receive Medicare or Medicaid — an indicator of Puerto Rico’s poverty and rapidly aging population — the dwindling funds have set off outpourings of concern among patients and doctors, protest rallies and intense lobbying in Washington.

And while the crisis is playing out most vividly today, its cause dates back decades and stems, in large part, from a vast disparity in federal funding for health care on the island compared with the 50 states. This disparity is partly responsible for $25 billion of Puerto Rico’s $73 billion debt, as its government was forced to borrow over time to keep the Medicaid program afloat, according to economists. “These are a cascade of cuts that will have disastrous, gigantic implications,” said Dennis Rivera, the chairman of the Puerto Rico Healthcare Crisis Coalition, a group of doctors, hospitals, health care advocates, unions and insurance companies lobbying the Obama administration and Congress. “Health care in Puerto Rico is headed for a collapse.”

He added, “If we pay the same Medicare taxes and Social Security taxes, we should be treated equally.”

In January, the federal government is supposed to cut payments to Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico by 11 percent. The plans, offered by private companies, are a popular alternative to Medicare, often providing extra benefits and accessibility. Three-quarters of the Medicare population on the island is enrolled in Advantage, and patients, many of them poor and chronically ill, worry about the impact of the cuts on costs and benefits. The cuts are expected to lead to higher co-pays for medication and hospitalization, among other things, said Dr. Richard Shinto, the president and chief executive of InnovaCare, an insurance company with three Advantage plans in Puerto Rico. [. . .]

This is in part because of how doctors practice here; they tend to be in solo practices, making it difficult to meet all requirements. Lower funding levels also complicated efforts to meet standards. The island’s Medicaid program — called Mi Salud, or My Health — serves nearly 1.6 million people, or 45 percent of the island’s population, the largest share in the United States, and it is also struggling, said Ricardo Rivera, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration, which carries out the Medicaid program.

Health care makes up 20 percent of the Puerto Rican economy, which has been in a slow decline as manufacturing jobs have disappeared and the government has borrowed more than it could pay back. Because of the island’s precarious finances, the Medicaid program lacks access to credit and is so short on cash that it owes providers $200 million, a figure it has whittled down from $350 million. It is also spending a one-time $6.4 billion federal grant at a much faster pace than expected, Mr. Rivera said.

The Medicaid program, which relies on both federal and commonwealth funds, could run out of the grant money as early as the end of 2016, three years earlier than anticipated, Mr. Rivera said. This could mean that 900,000 people will have to be dropped from the program.

Puerto Rico cannot use the federal health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act, and it chose not to create its own exchange because its citizens do not pay federal income taxes and thus are not eligible for the subsidies that make exchange plans more affordable.

A spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the agency was aware of the growing concerns and was working weekly with a group of politicians, health care officials, advocates and insurance companies here to find solutions. So far, none have been offered.

The reduction in Medicare Advantage funding is meant to bring federal payments for that program more in line with traditional Medicare fee-for-service rates in Puerto Rico. Advantage plans on the mainland have received cuts in recent years for the same reason, although generally not as big.

But Puerto Rican officials and health care experts have long criticized the federal formula for calculating its fee-for-service rates as unfair, and point out that even the Virgin Islands, a much smaller commonwealth, gets considerably more money for Advantage.

Puerto Rican lawmakers and doctors warn that it will be more expensive for the United States to ignore the problem for one reason: Those who need medical care can quickly settle with relatives on the mainland, where it is pricier.

[Many thanks to Rod Fusco for bringing this item to our attention.]

For full article, see http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/03/us/health-providers-brace-for-more-cuts-to-medicare-in-puerto-rico.html

Posted by: ivetteromero | August 3, 2015

St. Thomas Photographer’s Work Chosen for the MAC-Puerto Rico

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David Knight, Jr. reports that five digital photographs by St. Thomas photographer Erik Miles have been incorporated into the permanent collection of El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo [Museum of Contemporary Art] in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The MAC is the first museum to permanently house his work. The series of photographs are already on view as part of a multi-artist exhibition entitled “Colonial Comfort” that opened at the MAC in June. The show runs until October 25, 2015. [See previous post Photography Exhibition: “Colonial Comfort” in Puerto Rico.] Knight explains that Miles’s photos capture “objects left behind by undocumented immigrants being smuggled into the Virgin Islands.” He writes:

Miles said he respects the courage of these often-denigrated immigrants and the difficulties of the journeys they undertake. He described the subjects of his photographs, the things they discard along the way, as representative of their struggles for new lives. “This sort of [migration] is almost like a metamorphosis. The clothing and objects left behind are like a skin being shed,” he said.

Miles began cataloging undocumented migration in the V.I. in the 1990’s, but most of the photographs exhibited in “Colonial Comfort” were taken in 2008. One Image shows the remains of a cigarette boat which wrecked on a set of rocks while carrying migrants, revealing how treacherous such human smuggling trips can be.

Another photo shows a gold pendant of St. Christopher, patron saint of travelers, lying on a rock surrounded by the sea. The diversity of immigrants and their stories is hinted at in other images; a Haitian bible printed in French, a notebook full of Chinese characters.

Miles said being approached to have his work become part of MAC’s permanent collection was a surprise and an honor. Although he had already amassed an impressive resume by the time he was 18, working for the BBC, National Geographic, and Jacques Cousteau, and has since won awards for his film-making, MAC is the first museum to permanently house his work.

Miles said the exhibition’s opening in San Juan was an incredible experience. Eight other artists from the V.I. and nine from Puerto Rico, joined Miles in the show, which was curated by Lisa Ladner. The exhibition was first on display at The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted in 2014.

“I went not knowing what to expect,” said Miles, who was born in Puerto Rico but grew up on St. Thomas. “There was so much support for the artists, it felt almost like a homecoming.”

“The show really seemed to strike a chord in Puerto Rico, too. I’ve had people emailing me, telling me how much they enjoyed the work. It’s a great feeling.” [. . .]

For original article, see http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2015/08/01/st-thomas-photographers-work-picked-museums-collection

Posted by: ivetteromero | August 3, 2015

Levi Roots: Caribbean Crusader

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It’s been quite a while since we have posted on Jamaican-born entrepreneur and creator of Reggae Reggae Sauce among other high-profile elements of island cuisine the Levi Roots. The Voice’s Davina Hamilton speaks to the celebrity chef on launching a new restaurant and being an ambassador for Caribbean food in the UK. (She also reminds us to read Roots’s Jamaican Independence-themed feature and recipe in next week’s issue of Life & Style, out on August 6.) Read excerpts here and access full article in the link below:

“WE KNOW that our cuisine is fantastic, but the mainstream has also now discovered that taste and that’s been the biggest leap forward for our food.” Levi Roots’ observation of the rising popularity of Caribbean cuisine in the UK couldn’t be more spot on. Granted, there has long been a contingent of English folks who would pop into their local Caribbean takeaway for a patty or a portion of jerk chicken.

But recent years have seen West Indian delicacies gain huge mainstream attention, whether it was Jamie Oliver cooking Jamaican-style jerk pork with Usain Bolt; Nigella Lawson serving up her recipe for jerk chicken; or Marco Pierre White delivering a video demonstration of his, shall we say, unique version of rice and peas. (If you didn’t see that video, Google it. That is all).

In short, to coin a Jamaican term, Caribbean food ‘gone clear’ in the UK. And if ever a thesis is written on the development of Caribbean cuisine throughout the last decade, an entire chapter should probably be dedicated to Keith Valentine Graham – better known as celebrity chef Levi Roots.

After appearing on the BBC programme Dragons’ Den in 2007, seeking investment for his Reggae Reggae Sauce, the Jamaican-born entrepreneur, who is now a food columnist for The Voice, became an instant hit. Complete with his guitar and a catchy reggae jingle that accompanied his jerk-inspired product, Roots not only entertained the show’s panel of investors, but convinced two of them – businessmen Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh – to invest £50,000 in his venture, in return for a 40 per cent stake in the business.

No sooner did he slay the dragons with his saucy plan, Sainsbury’s announced that they would be stocking the sauce in hundreds of their stores. Suddenly, a Jamaican inspired jerk-barbecue sauce was made available to the masses.

This was followed by a host of Levi Roots’ products – including soft drinks, pasties and ready meals – along with recipe books, a TV advert and the BBC series Caribbean Food Made Easy, in which the TV chef showcased a host of delicious delicacies from the tropical islands.

Suffice to say, Roots, who had previously sold his Reggae Reggae Sauce at Notting Hill Carnival, became synonymous with Caribbean food and undoubtedly helped to garner greater mainstream attention for the cuisine. [. . .]

For more information on Levi Roots, visit www.leviroots.com

For full article, see http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/levi-roots-caribbean-crusader


Ishaan Tharoor (The Washington Post, 30 July 2015) writes about the U.S. invasion of Haiti and the racist underpinnings of the 19-year occupation. An excellent article—please read the original, full version in the link below; here are excerpts:

A century ago, American troops invaded and occupied a foreign nation. They would stay there for almost two decades, install a client government, impose new laws and fight insurgents in bloody battles on difficult terrain. Thousands of residents perished during what turned out to be 19 years of de facto U.S. rule.

The country was Haiti, the Caribbean nation that’s often seen by outsiders as a metaphor for poverty and disaster. Yet rarely are Americans confronted with their own hand in its misfortunes.

On Tuesday, a group of protesters marched to the U.S. Embassy in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince in commemoration of the grim legacy of the U.S. occupation, which began in July 1915 after President Woodrow Wilson used political chaos and violence in the country as grounds to intervene. Some in Washington feared the threat of competing French and German interests in the Caribbean.

The liberal, democratic values Wilson so famously championed in Europe were not so visible in Haiti, a largely black republic that since its independence from France a century earlier had been regarded with fear and contempt by America’s white ruling classes. “Think of it! N——s speaking French,” quipped William Jennings Bryan, Wilson’s secretary of state, in a chilling echo of the Jim Crow-era bigotry of the time.

Though framed as an attempt to bring stability to an unstable, benighted land, the United States “also wanted to make sure that the Haitian government was compatible to American economic interests and friendly to foreign investment,” writes Laurent Dubois, a Duke University academic and author of “Haiti: The Aftershocks of History.”

“In Haiti, the reality of American actions sharply contradicted the gloss of [American leaders’] liberal protestations,” wrote the historian Hans Schmidt, whose 1971 book on the U.S. occupation is still a widely cited text. “Racist preconceptions, reinforced by the current debasement of Haiti’s political institutions, placed the Haitians far below levels Americans considered necessary for democracy, self-government, and constitutionalism.”

It was also a moment where Washington did little to disguise its sense of imperial entitlement in the neighborhood. A number of fledgling governments in the Caribbean and Central America all suffered U.S. invasions and the imposition of policies favorable to American strategic interests and big business. Banana republics didn’t just spring up on their own.

[. . .] Particularly in 1919 and 1920, rebel uprisings sought to dislodge U.S. influence on the island. The revolts were in part spurred by the heavy-handed practices of the American occupation, which included segregation and enforced chain gangs to build roads and other construction projects. There was brutal suppression, according to eyewitness accounts.

“Military camps have been built throughout the island. The property of natives has been taken for military use. Haitians carrying a gun were for a time shot at sight. Many Haitians not carrying guns were also shot at sight,” wrote Herbert Seligman in the Nation magazine in 1920. “Machine guns have been turned into crowds of unarmed natives, and United States marines have, by accounts which several of them gave me in casual conversation, not troubled to investigate how many were killed or wounded.”

Dubois cites one notorious image taken by a U.S. marine of the slain Haitian rebel Charlemagne Peralte, strung up naked in a loin cloth. The photo was disseminated across the island as a warning against insurgency, but instead — with its haunting evocation of the crucifixion — became “an icon of resistance.” [. . .]

[Photo above: Wikimedia Commons.]

For full article, see https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/07/30/100-years-ago-the-u-s-invaded-and-occupied-this-country-can-you-name-it/

Also see his previous article “Is it time for France to pay its real debt to Haiti?” at http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/05/13/does-france-owe-haiti-reparations/

See related article, http://www.globalresearch.ca/haitians-mark-centennial-of-first-u-s-military-occupation-of-haiti/5465578

St. Vincent

REEF Director of Science Christy Pattengill-Semmens reports that Diadema antillarum, the Long-Spined Sea Urchin, will soon be part of the TWA REEF survey protocol. According to Dr. Pattengill-Semmens, the marked decrease in Diadema populations in the 80s had a negative and long-lasting impact on Caribbean coral reefs. Dr. Pattengill-Semmens writes:

In response to requests from the scientific community, we are adding a new species to monitor on REEF surveys in the Tropical Western Atlantic (TWA)—Diadema antillarum, the Long-Spined Sea Urchin. In the early 1980s, a large die-off of Diadema occurred throughout the TWA. This has had a significant and long-lasting impact on coral reefs in the region because Diadema is (was) one of the primary grazers on Caribbean coral reefs (keeping rocks clear for baby corals to establish and keeping algae from overgrowing established corals).

The disappearance of Diadema, coupled with overfishing of grazing fish species such as parrotfish and surgeonfish in some parts of the Caribbean along with other complicating factors, has resulted in many algae-dominated reefs. Despite 20+ years since the die-off, the once wide-spread and abundant species has failed to recover in most places in the Caribbean.

There is a growing collective of researchers who are hoping to map the current distribution and abundance of Diadema. REEF will be assisting this effort by including Diadema in our TWA protocol. Surveyors will report whether they were actively looking for Diadema or not, and if they were, in what abundance category (S,F,M,A – same as for fish). We are currently working on the necessary training materials and additions to the database, and the new protocol will be in place soon.

[Photo by Paul Humann.]

Posted by: ivetteromero | August 3, 2015

Let’s do it for Garvey!


Brian Bonitto (Jamaica Observer) writes about Donovan Watkis, who firmly believes that Jamaica’s fledgling industry should train its cameras on National Hero Marcus Garvey and not wait for Hollywood to tell the story.

“Marcus Garvey is the most important black leader. We have to tell that story. We don’t have to wait on American filmmakers to do it for us,” Watkis told the Sunday Observer.

The 30-year-old said Garvey’s influence is global and everyone can relate to it. “The stories are told of people Garvey influenced … Carter G Woodson, W E B DuBois, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. His philosophy is one of self-reliance, black consciousness, black power, and self-development, and we need that right now. Showcasing Marcus Garvey in a romantic, powerful, charming way in a nice scripted story, through film, will be way more powerful than a deejay sing about Garvey,” he said.

Watkis said the St Ann-born Garvey was ahead of his time.

“Garvey created his own banking system, where at its zenith was the Black Star Liner, UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association) and other movements; he was ‘inputting’ and ‘outputting’ over US$5 million. He was ahead of his time. He had millions of followers before social media. He was the original social media man.”

Watkis, a former drama teacher at Merl Grove High School, said understanding of self is not embedded in the schools’ curriculum. [. . .] Watkis, whose acting credits include Better Mus’ Come, recently premiered his short animation film Cakle at last month’s Jamaica Film Festival.

Earlier this year, his 15-minute production, Junior, racked up awards at the Lignum Vitae Film Festival held at the Northern Caribbean University in Manchester. It won Best Cinematography, Best Overall Short Film, Best Post-Production, and he won the Best Overall Actor trophy. He hopes to convert it to a feature film. [. . .]

For full article, see http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Let-s-do-it-for-Garvey-_19221816


Organizers from the University of the West Indies and Trinity College invite proposals for the upcoming conference “Turning Tides: Caribbean Intersections in the Americas and Beyond,” to be held February 18-20, 2016, at the University of West Indies (UWI)-St Augustine, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2015. [Many thanks to Pablo Delano for bringing this item to our attention.

Call for Presentations:  What happens when we reposition our understanding of “The Caribbean” and broaden our thinking beyond the traditional major players in the geo-political sphere? Turning Tides is an international conference that takes “intersections” seriously by placing all societies touched by the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean at the centre of Western Hemispheric discussions. It provides a forum for thinking beyond regions, across languages, and amongst the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences.

Turning Tides provokes wide–reaching and transdisciplinary conversations about the instabilities, changes, developments, perspectives and future trends which intersect the cultures and societies bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and beyond. These intersections engage with historical, geopolitical, technological, migratory and environmental movements across land, sea and culturescapes.

We invite proposals for complete panels, individual papers, posters, roundtable discussions, performances, and alternative session formats that offer a fresh vantage point on past and present transnational and transcultural developments in the Americas.

Potential thematic rubrics include but are not limited to: First Peoples/Indigenous Peoples; Colonialism, Imperialism and Capitalism; Diasporic Societies and Transculturation; Religions and Rituals; Ecosystems and Ecologies; Technology and Innovation; Carnival, Festivals and Heritage; Sports and Sports Management; Language, Culture and Social Media; Governance, Economy and Development; Representations in Film, Art and Media; and Development Challenges-Crime, Education, Migration.

We seek to gather scholars, intellectuals, artists, and activists to join the University of the West Indies and Trinity College to examine Caribbean intersections within their hemispheric and transnational contexts. Proposals should be sent as email attachments.

(Word document or PDF) to Dario Euraque (dario.euraque@trincoll.edu), and Heather Cateau (DeanFHE@sta.uwi.edu) by October 15, 2015. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by November 1, 2015.

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