Author Archives: Kelly Baker Josephs

Paule Marshall Special Issue

The Work of Paule Marshall Today
A Special issue of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal
Volume 14, Issue 1 (2017)

The Work of Paule Marshall Today
Kelly Baker Josephs

“You have permission to do this” : John Keene Reflects on Paule Marshall’s Influence
John Keene

“This house belong to me, now”: The “Slumming” and “Gentrification” of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn as Experienced and Foretold by Paule Marshall’s Brown Girl, Brownstones
Marlene Clark

Ghosts in the Posthuman Machine: Prostheses and Performance in The Chosen Place, the Timeless People
Justin Haynes

Paule Marshall Reimagining Caliban and Prospero in The Chosen Place, The Timeless People
Shirley D. Toland-Dix

“Threads thin to the point of invisibility, yet strong as ropes” : Afrofuturistic Diaspora in Paule Marshall’s Praisesong for the Widow
Janelle Rodriques

The Profane Ear: Regimes of Aural Discipline in Paule Marshall’sThe Fisher King
Petal Samuel

“Her Special Music”: Wild Women and Jazz in Paule Marshall’sThe Fisher King
Patricia G. Lespinasse

Water, Roads, and Mapping Diaspora Through Biomythography
Lia T. Bascomb

“How You Mean?” Speech, Resistance, and the Contemporary Relevance of Paule Marshall
Jason T. Hendrickson

 

‘Imagining Kingston’: A Conference on the Regeneration of a City

9-12 November 2017
Organized by University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in collaboration with the Institute of Jamaica

CFP deadlines: 250-word abstracts and short bio due 1 August 2017; presentation papers due 1 October 2017 imaginekingston2017@gmail.com

The restoration of old, historic, depressed or derelict quarters of cities is a common feature of social, economic, aesthetic and environmental development strategies around the world.

Restoration and regeneration are often used as the basis to catalyse and to chart pathways for economic growth and renewal, to pioneer new sectors of social and economic endeavours, and to cultivate pride and civic feeling in a people’s existential journey. The scholarship and expertise in this area are growing globally and providing governments/policy makers, investors/entrepreneurs, citizens and various publics with knowledge, advice, training/agential capacity, building facilities and skills for urban renewal, regeneration and a multiplicity of possibilities, including imagining and realizing new exciting urban spatial creations alongside the iconising of spaces. Continue reading

Everyday Archives: Caribbean Edition

The Caribbean Memory Project and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture present “Everyday Archive: Caribbean Edition,” a day devoted to archiving the Caribbean.

1 April 2017
2pm-4pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10037

From event description:

Do you have archival materials related to and/or from the Caribbean in your personal collection? Bring them into the Schomburg for this fun-filled workshop with The Caribbean Memory Project! Dawn Cumberbatch and Kevin A. Browne will be with us for a day filled of storytelling, document scanning, and archival collection organizing!

RSVP via eventbrite here.

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Maroons and the African Diaspora

Maroons and the African Diaspora: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future
Conference
22-25 June 2017
Asafu Yard, Charles Town
Portland, Jamaica

CFP deadline: 1 March 2017

The Charles Town International Maroon Conference seeks papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in examining Maroon traditions in a contemporary global context. This year’s conference theme explores connections between Maroons or marronage and the African Diaspora around the world, emphasizing the productivity and persistence of indigenous knowledge, its origin, transformation, and its potential to sustain future generations. Presentations from all fields and genres are welcome, including history, anthropology, ethnomusicology, geography, education, literature, film, and the arts. Participants will work closely with each other and the Maroons of Charles Town to explore the relevance of indigenous knowledge to contemporary life.   Continue reading

Caribbean Literature and Globalisation

Summer School
Caribbean Literature and Globalisation
University of Konstanz, 02-05 August 2017

Applications due:  28 February 2017

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Call for Applications

Since the initial phase of accelerated globalisation, the Caribbean has been affected by the clash of Amerindian, European and African cultures. Added to these later on were Asian and North American cultures, making the Caribbean a unique place in the study of hybridisation, creolisation and transculturation processes that have arisen since the end of the 20th and beginning of 21st centuries. Countries in the Caribbean, and their respective societies, are at the heart of complex transnational networks that tie together a multitude of inter- and extra-Caribbean spaces within a constant circulation of people, cultural artefacts and knowledge. This flux has intensified with the radical changes that have come about in the fields of technology, economics, politics, and languages. The expansion of the world wide and digital revolution have once again highlighted how the Caribbean is interwoven with other parts of the world, creating at the same time new possibilities of connection between the Caribbean and its other diasporas. Our summer school will attempt to analyse effect of globalisation processes on the current field of Caribbean literature. Continue reading

Open Positions at Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University has two open faculty positions of interest to Caribbeanists: Assistant or Associate Professor of Caribbean Literature and Assistant Professor of World Anglophone Literature. Details about each below.

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Caribbean Literature

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2017. Candidates must have teaching and research interests in Caribbean Anglophone Literature.  FAU is making a cluster of hires in the fields of multicultural and world literatures in an effort to solidify and strengthen our already robust research and course offerings in these areas.

We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. Faculty teach and mentor graduate students in the department’s Master’s Degree programs as well as the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters interdisciplinary Ph. D. program.  Ideally, the new hire will also contribute substantially to the university’s developing Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative and to the College’s new initiative in Atlantic World Studies.

Requirements include a Ph. D. in English or Comparative Literature, or related field, at time of appointment, publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level. Send letter, vita, and three letters of recommendation to english@fau.edu, with the subject line “Caribbeanist search.” Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2016.  Applications must also be submitted online at http://jobs.fau.edu, position number 991314.  A copy of the candidate’s transcript must be attached to the jobs.fau.edu submission.  A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

FAU serves a culturally and ethnically diverse six-county region in Southeast Florida (Broward, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties) whose total population is more than five million people. Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.  FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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Assistant Professor of World Anglophone Literature

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in World Anglophone Literature, to begin August 2017. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests include Asian Anglophone Literature, including Asian-American Literature.  FAU is making a cluster of hires in the fields of multicultural and world literatures in an effort to solidify and strengthen our already robust research and course offerings in these areas.  These hires may also contribute substantially to the university’s developing Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative.

This position will be located primarily on the Boca Raton campus, along with a minor teaching assignment on the Davie campus. We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. Faculty teach and mentor graduate students in the department’s Master’s Degree programs as well as the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters interdisciplinary Ph. D. program.  The new hire may also contribute to FAU’s Asian Studies Certificate program, which recently was awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Education to enhance the university’s Asian studies curriculum.

Requirements include a Ph. D. in English or Comparative Literature, or related field, at time of appointment, publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level. Send letter, vita, and three letters of recommendation to english@fau.edu, with the subject line “World Anglophone specialist search.” Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2016.  Applications must also be submitted online at http://jobs.fau.edu, position number 990453.  A copy of the candidate’s transcript must be attached to the jobs.fau.edu submission.  A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

FAU serves a culturally and ethnically diverse six-county region in Southeast Florida (Broward, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties) whose total population is more than five million people. Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.  FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.