[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] The 38th Annual West Indian Literature Conference—organized around the concept “Hinterlands: Journeys of Imagination”—will take place between October 17 and 20, 2019, in Georgetown, Guyana. The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 20, 2019.
Description: The conference theme is “HINTERLANDS: Journeys of the Imagination” which, in the words of the organizers, “will include the foundations: some special attention to the heritage(s) of Wilson Harris, Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul”; a focus on film and technology; and examinations of the Guyanese experience.
Papers on the following themes are also especially welcome: images, the visual arts (the fine arts), oral literature, performance traditions, theatre, dancehall, chutney, soca, spoken word and performance poetry, creole languages.
More information here: WILC 2019 CFP
[Image above: Myrna Báez, “Platanal” 1974, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jaime Fonalledas-Bridget.]