Lamming at 90: A Symposium in Honor of George Lamming’s 90th Birthday


“Lamming at 90: A Symposium in Honour of the 90th Birthday of George Lamming” will take place on November 24, 2017, at the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill, Barbados. The keynote speaker for this one-day conference will be Professor Anthony Bogues. The deadline for an abstract and brief biographical note is October 15, 2017.

Description: In honour of the 90th Birthday of noted Barbadian author, George Lamming, the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature in the Faculty of Humanities & Education at the Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies, Barbados, is holding a one-day symposium on Friday November 24, 2017. This symposium, CTC10, forms part of the Caribbean Theory and Criticism (CTC) sequence of conferences and workshops.

The symposium is for academics, researchers, professionals and graduate students with a special interest in Lamming’s work, both fiction and non-fiction, and will explore all aspects of the author’s work, including his early writings, poetry, short stories and his many essays and addresses.

The organizers invite proposals from various disciplines including literature, philosophy, history, sociology, political science, cultural studies and the creative arts on topics related, but not limited, to: Lamming and West Indian autobiography; Lamming and Caribbean Modernism; The Poetry of George Lamming; Migration, Exile and Diaspora; West Indian nationalism(s); Lamming’s philosophical thought; Lamming and the global; and Lamming and Cuba.

Proposals of up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by October 15, 2017 to: Andrew Armstrong, or Richard Clarke, or Nicola Hunte,

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