6th International Caribbean Women’s Writing Conference

6th International Caribbean Women’s Writing Conference: Comparative Critical Conversations to be held Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June 2011 at Goldsmith University, London.

Caribbean Women’s Literature as a body of work has become rooted in the region and across the diaspora. As a result, critics and teachers engaged in discovering, interpreting and disseminating the study of the texts have sought and found various discursive spaces from which to explore its distinctive aesthetics and particular complexities. The resulting transition from silence and absence to differentiated presence has opened a range of questions which this conference wishes to address. Centrally, we ask: how might the readings of Caribbean Women’s literature, alongside other ‘minority’ and ‘canonical’ texts within given national literatures produce perspectives that might re-invigorate as well as re-address contemporary critical processes?

‘Comparative Critical Conversations’ is an international 2-day conference to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London on 24th and 25th June 2011. It aims to reconfigure methodologies through comparative responses to the literature in a bid to further understand the deep and complex relations between texts that derive from a culture variously described as mimetic, hybrid, fragmented, syncretic and so on. To this end, we are currently inviting proposals for 20-minute papers that reflect on these questions and themes.

For more information go to http://www.gold.ac.uk/caribbean/comparativecriticalconversations/

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