Call for Papers: “The Islands in Between,” 13th Annual Eastern Caribbean Islands Cultures Conference

The University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, University of the West Indies-Cave Hill (Barbados), and the University of Guyana invite contributions for the 13th Annual Eastern Caribbean Islands Cultures Conference, The Islands in Between: Language, Literature and Culture of the Eastern Caribbean. The conference will be held November 4-6, 2010, at the University of Guyana, Guyana. The deadline for abstracts is August 15, 2010, and priority will be given to abstracts received by August 8. Acceptance letters will be sent by September 1, 2010.

Suggested topics include Eastern Caribbean drama, poetry and fiction; special panels on language, literature, culture and education in Guyana; 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; and other topics related to Eastern Caribbean cultures.  

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

Send submissions or inquiries to Puerto Rico Conference Organizing Committee (Reinhard Sander, Ilia Aixa Madrazo, Mervyn C. Alleyne) islandsconference@gmail.com. Proposals sent via e-mail must be sent within the text of the e-mail message and not as an attachment. Proposals may also be mailed to Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures Conference, c/o Department of English, P.O. Box 23356, UPR Station, San Juan, PR 00931-3356, Puerto Rico / USA.

For more information regarding the conference, see http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/ingles/students/resources/islandsinbetween.htm

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