Franklin College Switzerland: Conference on Caribbean Literature and Culture

Franklin College Switzerland has just announced its next Conference on Caribbean Literature and Culture: “Vodou and Créolité.” Featuring novelist and playwright Simone Schwarz-Bart as the keynote speaker, it will be held on April 7–9, 2011. The deadline for proposals is September 25, 2010. Registration fees are 175 Swiss Francs (60 sfr. for graduate students), which include a Caribbean dinner prepared by Franklin College students and staff. Franklin College Switzerland is located at Via Ponte Tresa 29, 6924 Sorengo (Lugano), Switzerland.

The organizers have provided possible panel topics below:

Vodou and Gender; L‟oeuvre de Simone Schwarz-Bart; Materialism and Folk Religion; Zombies and “revenants” in novels by André and Simone Schwarz-Bart; Chamoiseau et l‟oralité; Caribbean Cityscapes; Traumas; Diasporic Vodou; Representation of Caribbean Women; Comparative Caribbean Fiction; Caribbean Literary Chronologies: Négritude, Antillanité, and Créolité (Negritud-Negrismo, Antillanidad e Hibridez); Caribbean Modernity; Caribbean Cinema and Films about the Caribbean; Literary Expressions of the Haitian Diaspora in Québec; Caribbean Performance: Theater, Dance and Music; Travel Writing; Migration to and from the Caribbean; Reunifying Hispaniola; Women Voicing Caribbean Realities; Caribbean Autobiography; Creole Religions of the Caribbean Cultural Zone: Santéria, Candomblé and Vodou; Anglophone Caribbean Poetry; Ambiguities of Race, Class and Gender; Diaspora(s); Indigenism, Spiralism and Magical Realism; Contemporary French West Indian Fiction; Conflicting Nationalisms in Haiti and the Dominican Republic; Interplays of Voice, Place and Time; Vodou and the Haitian Revolution; The Blacksmiths of Croix-des-Bouquets (in conjunction with “Il Museo delle Culture Extraeuropee” in Lugano); Caribbeans in Switzerland.

Please submit panel and presentation titles along with a 100 word abstract (in a Word attachment) by September 25, 2010, to Prof. Robert H. McCormick, Jr. at

For further information contact Prof. Robert H. McCormick, Jr. at +41.91.986.36.31 or by E-mail at

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