Caribbean Conferences: September 2013

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Our thanks to Peter Jordens for compiling this update on upcoming conferences for our readers. The abbreviated list is below. To download the full list, which covers the period ending in May 2014 and contains additional information about the conferences listed click here: Caribbean conferences 2013 September

Abbreviated list of scholarly conferences relevant to the Caribbean

Month of September 2013 only

September 5-6, 2013.  Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

1st Congress of Futures Analysis of the Caribbean Basin “Prospecta Caribe 2013”

Website http://www.prospectacaribe.org

September 6-7, 2013.  Prague, Czech Republic

Symposium: “Histories and Historians of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean”

Webpage http://www.red-redial.net/america-noticia-5594.html

September 9-12, 2013.  Barranquilla, Colombia

2nd Conference of Theories and Literatures in the Caribbean and Latin America: “Dialogues, Connections, Shared Histories”

Webpage http://www.uniatlantico.edu.co/uatlantico/eventos/II-conferencia-teorias-literaturas-en-el-caribe-y-latinoamerica

September 18-20, 2013.  Nassau, The Bahamas

Tourism Conference: “Shrinking the Global Divide: Synergy, Service & Sustainability”

Website http://www.cob.edu.bs/conferences/chmiconference2013.php

September 26-27, 2013.  Barranquilla, Colombia

2nd International Literature Conference: “The Legacy of Macondo”

Website http://eventos.uninorte.edu.co/index.php/literatura/macondo

September 26-27, 2013.  St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Inaugural Conference on Human Communication Studies: “Celebrating the Caribbean in Communication, Culture and Community”

Website http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/13/humancommunication

September 26-28, 2013.  Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados

3rd Biennial Conference of CAJO: “Equality, Justice and Caribbean Realities – The Way Forward”

Website http://thecajo.org/cajo-2013-conference

3 thoughts on “Caribbean Conferences: September 2013

  1. If I may, I would love to add my own CFP to this list–it’s for a Northeast Modern Language Association roundtable on teaching Caribbean literature in North America. Details are below.

    NeMLA 2014 Roundtable: Pedagogical Approaches to the Literature of the Caribbean Diaspora

    Roundtable format: 3-6 participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) with the remainder of the session given to a conversation between the participants and the audience.

    Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Kim Evelyn at kim_evelyn@my.uri.edu by September 30, 2013.

    This roundtable invites submissions on pedagogical methods and strategies for teaching Caribbean diaspora literature in North America. (That is, not only from authors living in and writing from the Caribbean, but those living abroad, second-generation Caribbean diaspora writers, etc.)

    Please consider the following questions for thought or put forth your own.

    What goals or hopes do we have when we assign Caribbean literature?

    What does teaching literary texts from the Caribbean diaspora involve for North American classrooms or online courses?

    What particular regional or demographic concerns or interests might we have for our physical or online classrooms?

    What methodologies do we employ for selecting texts, planning our syllabi, or plotting reading schedules?

    How might oral culture or the Caribbean’s position as a diaspora itself factor in?

    What sorts of assignments accompany teaching this literature?

    How might Caribbean diaspora literature fit into general education requirements?

    What are our strategies for making these texts accessible to students?

    What sorts of discussions do they facilitate or inspire?

    What is the role of context—postcolonial, historical, cultural, sociological, and others—and how much do we need to provide?

    How might we pair theory with the literature of the Caribbean diaspora?

    What expectations might our students have?

    What language concerns (linguistic or literary) might we take into account, particularly when texts deviate from standard American English?

    What are your exciting and engaging strategies?

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