Call for Papers (Extended Deadline): 18th Annual Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures “Islands in Between”


The 18th Annual Eastern Caribbean Island Cultures (“Islands in Between”) Conference on the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the Eastern Caribbean, co-organized by the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras, Puerto Rico; the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill, Barbados; and the UWI Open Campus, St. Kitts and Nevis; will take place on November 5-7, 2015 at The UWI Open Campus St. Kitts and Nevis, The Gardens, Basseterre. The extended deadline for abstracts or panel proposals is September 20, 2015.

Suggested topics for presentation include: Language, Literature, Culture, History, and Education in St. Kitts and Nevis; 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).

Please send submissions or enquiries by September 20, 2015 to the Puerto Rico Conference Organizing Committee (Robert Dupey and Reinhard Sander):

Information regarding the conference will be available at:

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