Call for Papers: 20th ANNIVERSARY EASTERN CARIBBEAN ISLAND CULTURES (“ISLANDS IN BETWEEN”) CONFERENCE

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“Twenty Years of Eastern Caribbean Scholarship” is the theme for the 29th anniversary of the 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-Río Piedras, the Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center/University of the Virgin Islands, and the University of the West Indies, the conference will be held at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras from November 2-4, 2017 (Arrival: November 1; Departure: November 5).

The deadline for abstracts is April 30, 2017 in order to provide early notification of acceptance. (The final deadline for all late abstracts will be May 15, 2017.)

Suggested topics for presentation include:

Reflections on Twenty Years of Eastern Caribbean Scholarship

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 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

Culture, Politics, Society, History, Law, and Economics in the Eastern Caribbean

Guidelines: Papers may be in English, Spanish, French, 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 by April 30 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).

Submissions or inquiries should be sent to the Puerto Rico Conference Organizing Committee at:  islandsconference@gmail.com

Please do not submit any abstract to individual members of the committee.

Information regarding the conference will be available on the Islands in Between Web Page

UPR-RP Organizing Committee: Prof. Robert Dupey, Prof. Mirerza González, Prof. Reinhard Sander

Note: Kindly let the organizing committee know if you will need a letter of invitation to secure funding and / or a visa for the United States.

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