1st Annual Festival of Caribbean InTransit: “Body/Institution/Memory”


The Caribbean InTransit platform operates a peer-reviewed online journal that is institutionally affiliated with African and African American Studies at George Mason University, conducts community workshops and initiates curatorial events. On October 25, 2013, as part of its continued experiment in ways of working, Caribbean InTransit will launch its first annual festival, “Caribbean InTransit: The Meeting Place.” The organizers are pleased to launch the symposium component of the festival in conjunction with the Postgraduate Programme in Cultural Studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine. The theme of the symposium is “Body/Institution/Memory.” The submission deadline is May 31, 2013.

Description: “Body/Institution/Memory” will bring together a number of academics, artists and postgraduate students to explore selected questions that have arisen incontemporary art both within the Caribbean and its diaporas and beyond. We would like to invite proposals for papers to be presented at the symposium. Papers presented will also be under consideration for inclusion in Issue 6 of Caribbean InTransit with an anticipated publication date of Spring 2014.

The organizers welcome proposals for papers from established scholars as well as artists and postgraduate students. Please submit proposals of 300-450 words and bios of 50 words. Proposals should demonstrate how the presenter intends to address one or more of the selected questions – or make a case for a clearly related set of questions. Bios should include: name; institutional affiliations, if any; areas of work/research; and selected publications/works relevant to contemporary art.

Submit your work by May 31 via this link: http://caribbeanintransit.com/submissions/submit-work/

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