Call for Papers: 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies

The 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies will take place at the University of Southampton on July 7 -9, 2010.

The Society for Caribbean Studies invites submissions of one-page abstracts and a short CV by January 15, 2010 for research papers on the Hispanic, Francophone, Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean, and on Caribbean diasporas for this annual international conference. Papers are welcomed from all disciplines and can address the themes outlined below or other topics. Those selected for the conference will be invited to give a 20-minute presentation and will be offered the opportunity to publish their work as part of the Society’s online series of papers.

Some suggested themes are: Maritime Studies, Archaeology and Material Culture, Ports of Arrival, Pedagogy and Education, The Windrush Generation, Intra-Caribbean Migration, Caribbean Popular Music, Performance, Regional Integration and the Future of Caricom, Oral History, and Nature-Society Relations.

For further queries, or alternative methods of abstract submission, contact Lorna Burns at, or by mail at The Department of English Literature, 5 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ. For more information on the Bridget Jones Award, contact Kate Quinn at

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