17th International Conference on Caribbean Literature

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The ICCL 2017 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce its 2017 conference, which will take place November 1-3 at the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort in The Bahamas. The theme is “‘I Goin’ Away; I Goin Home’: Vernacular Spaces in Caribbean Literary and Performance Arts.” In conjunction with Morehouse College, the University of The Bahamas will be hosting the event.

Description: The International Conference on Caribbean Literature (ICCL) was founded in July 1997 by Dr. Melvin Rahming, former Hugh M. Gloster Chair and current Professor of English at Morehouse College, and Dr. Jorge Roman-Lagunas, former Director of the Center for International Studies at Purdue University Calumet. Its chief purpose is the promotion of a global understanding of Caribbean cultures. ICCL is always sponsored by Morehouse College and usually takes place at an institution of higher learning in the Caribbean.  The conference averages approximately 125 participants and attracts scholars from across the world.

To date, ICCL has convened in Nassau, Bahamas (1998); Paget, Bermuda (1999); Ponce, Puerto Rico (2000); Trois-Illet, Martinique (2001); Freeport, Bahamas (2003); St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (2004); Cartagena, Colombia (2005); Port-au-Prince, Haiti (2006); Castries, St. Lucia (2007); Buea, Cameroon (2008); Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (2010); Havana, Cuba (2011); Panama City, Panama (2013); Willemstad, Curaçao (2014); Salvador, Brazil (2015); and St. Martin (2016).

Nature of the International Conference on Caribbean Literature: ICCL is unique. It is the only Caribbean literary forum that aims to unite, on an annual basis and in a Caribbean setting, writers and scholars for concurrent presentations in the three most prominent languages of the region: English, French, and Spanish. Likewise, ICCL is the only conference on Caribbean literature that involves the host country in the planning of each event. It also seeks to expose scholars to the cultural preeminence of the Caribbean through supplemental cultural events and optional post-conference tours.

For more information, see http://www.icclconference.org/

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