5th Graduate Student Conference “Caribbean without Borders” Features Dr. Carolyn Cooper

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The English Graduate Program at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras invites you to the Fifth Graduate Student Conference “Caribbean without Borders,” which takes place March 19-21, 2014, at the Sala A Jorge Enjuto (Faculty of Humanities) University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.

GlobalReggaeCoverDr. Carolyn Cooper (University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica) will deliver the keynote speech on March 20, from 2:10 to 3:40pm. The title of her talk is “‘Mek We Talk Bout de Bottom of the Sea’: Submerged Narratives in Caribbean Literature and Popular Culture.”

On March 21, 2:20-3:20pm, there will be a presentation of her latest book, Global Reggae.

Dr. Carolyn Cooper is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica. In 1992, she initiated the establishment of the university’s International Reggae Studies Centre. Her publications include Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture at Large and Noises in the Blood: Orality, Gender and the “Vulgar” Body of Jamaican Popular Culture.

For more information on the conference, contact caribbeanwithoutborders@gmail.com

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