Call for Papers: 17th Annual Eastern Caribbean Islands Cultures Conference (‘Islands in Between’)


The University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras; the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill, Barbados; the Virgin Islands and Caribbean Cultural Center at the University of the Virgin Islands; and Universidad de Costa Rica (Cátedra de Estudios de África y el Caribe y la Sede Regional del Caribe) are co-sponsoring this year’s 17th Annual Eastern Caribbean Islands Cultures (‘Islands in Between’) Conference on the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the Eastern Caribbean. The conference will take place on November 6-8, 2014 (Arrival: Wednesday November 5, 2014. Departure: Sunday November 9, 2014) at Universidad de Costa Rica, Sede Regional del Caribe, Port Limón City. Deadline for proposals is August 15, 2014.

Suggested topics for presentation include: Language, Literature, Culture, History, and Education in Limón; Eastern Caribbean Drama, Poetry, Fiction, Cinema, Essays, Biographies, etc.; Language and Culture, Identity, and/or Gender in the Eastern Caribbean; Creole Linguistics and the Creolization of Languages and Cultures in the Eastern Caribbean; Art, Music, Dance, Cuisine, and Popular Culture of the Eastern Caribbean; Eastern Caribbean Carnival, Religions, Other Performance Traditions; The Environment, Tourism, and Development in the Eastern Caribbean; and Culture and Politics, Society, History, Law, and Economics in the Eastern Caribbean.

Papers may be in English, Spanish, or any other Caribbean language, and should conform to the allotted fifteen minutes of presentation time and five minutes of question time. Please submit your proposal within the text of an e-mail and NOT as an attachment. Proposals should include: a one-page abstract (maximum 250 words), the author’s name, postal and e-mail addresses, home institution (if applicable), and a brief biography (50 words or less). Early notification of acceptance of abstracts/panel proposals submitted before August 15 will take place by September 1, 2014.

Please send submissions or enquiries to the Puerto Rico Conference Organizing Committee (Dannabang Kuwabong, Nicholas Faraclas, and Yolanda Rivera) to:

Information regarding the conference will be available on the Islands-In-Between web page; see

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