11-15 June 2018
CFP Deadline: 11 April 2018
In keeping with the theme of SURINAME 2018 “Laudato Si”: Caribbean Responses, the Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today (CTCT) sends out this call for papers to theologians, pastors, pastoral workers, scholars, theology students, activists and other persons interested in exploring the relationship between theological reflection, religious activities and the everyday experience of Caribbean peoples.
3:40pm – 5:15pm
27 February 2018
Woody Tanger Auditorium
Brooklyn College Library
CFP Deadline: 30 March 2018
Volume 2.2 (Summer 2018) will highlight the work of Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists working from Canada.
- Critical essays on all aspects of Caribbean Writers [working from Canada] are welcomed entries.
- Previously unpublished poetry and literary nonfiction from Caribbean artists [working from Canada] are welcomed entries.
- Visual art images and video links to performances by Caribbean artists [working from Canada] accompanied by artistic statements also will be accepted for publication consideration.
- Interviews with Caribbean Artists [working from Canada] will be considered as a special feature of Volume 2.2 (Summer 2018).
For consideration by the editorial board, abstracts of 100-200 words may be sent to the editor Dr. Emily Allen Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for abstracts is March 30, 2018.
Important Note: Volume 2.2 was to be published in Summer 2017. Due to geographical relocation by the editor, Caribbean Vistas 2.2 will be published in late Summer 2018. All persons who previously submitted and are still interested in publishing their work, please forward abstracts to Dr. Emily Allen Williams by March 30, 2018.
For further information on publication specifications, visit the online journal at https://caribbeanvistas.wordpress.com/
8 March 2018
Greenlight Bookstore in Prospect Lefferts Gardens
632 Flatbush Ave
Krystal Sital, journalist and PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers finalist, presents her wrenching, eloquent debut memoir that reveals the hidden trauma and fierce resilience of one Trinidadian family. Continue reading
18-20 October 2018
Application Deadline: 31 March 2018
In 1779, the first permanent resident of what was to become Chicago, IL was arrested by the British army, who suspected him of being an American sympathizer in the U.S. Revolutionary War. Jean Baptiste Point du Sable later moved to St. Charles, MO, where he died in 1818. While his home at the mouth of the Chicago River is now established as a National Historic Landmark, few people realize that this key figure in Midwestern history was of African descent, and likely of Haitian origin, arriving to the Upper Midwest through French Louisiana. He represents one of the most prominent examples of the “Unexpected Caribbean” in the Midwest, and in the greater United States.
Far from being exotic and isolated islands suitable only as tourist destinations or the site of natural disasters, epidemiological crises, and charity work, Caribbean societies have long been integral to U.S. history, economies, and cultural production (as well as the histories, economies, and cultures of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, and their territories and former colonies). The interplay between Caribbean cultures and people and the rest of the world reveals dynamic relationships and many instances of the Unexpected Caribbean—both within the Caribbean and outside its geographical borders.
The Association of Caribbean Women Writers & Scholars (ACWWS), partnering with KU’s Institute of Haitian Studies and Center of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, is planning a two-day interdisciplinary symposium and an educator workshop for regional teachers focusing on THE UNEXPECTED CARIBBEAN, to be held on the University of Kansas campus in October 2018.
7:00pm – 8:30pm
13 March 2018
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY
Tickets $20-$25 (includes book)
Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library to host an all-ages event to launch Islandborn, the debut picture book from New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz!
This is an intensive week-long professional development workshop designed to help eradicate systemic racism in the field of music by getting teachers and artists to think consciously about their approaches to teaching and performing music. The workshop is taught from a Caribbean perspective and offer strategies for teaching musical traditions that have been marginalized within a system that privileges Western art music and Eurocentric pedagogical methods. This introductory workshop will expose educators to Caribbean history and culture broadly speaking, as well as important musical concepts in the study of Caribbean music. Over the five days of instruction, participants will explore (and rethink) musical concepts common throughout the region, gain an understanding and appreciation for the interconnectedness of the Caribbean region as a whole, and explore music in select countries. Resources for teaching (i.e. music, readings, and classroom exercises) will be made available, as well as suggestions for curriculum development and how to meet national standards.
CFP Deadline: 31 March 2018
Moko is a non-profit journal that publishes fiction, poetry, visual arts, and non-fiction essays that reflect a Caribbean heritage or experience. We were founded in 2013 with a goal to create networks with a Pan-Caribbean ethos in a way that is also sensitive to our location within the Virgin Islands. The journal embraces diversity of experience and self-expression, seeking submissions from both established and emerging writers, artists, and scholars.
Moko is pleased to announce a new special issue for Spring 2018 focusing on Carnival in all its forms edited by Trinidadian writer and editor Anu Lakhan.
Application Deadline: 12 March 2018
The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides assistance to doctoral students who wish to use the research resources available in the University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) in support of dissertation research. The goal of the Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, American, Latinx, hemispheric, and international studies.
Launched in 2010 with a grant from The Goizueta Foundation, the program has grown to support the research of 75 emerging scholars from 38 universities. In 2015 the Foundation made a $1 million gift to endow the program as part of the University’s Momentum2 campaign, allowing the CHC to continue awarding research funding to doctoral candidates from across the United States.
Application Deadline: 16 February 2018
The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History centered on race and inequality in America, beginning August 2018. The successful applicant will contribute to our long tradition of engaging scholars on the intersections of race and ethnicity in comparative perspective.
Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance
23rd to 26th May 2018
Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
CFP Deadline: 15 February 2018
The University of the West Indies Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) invites proposals for papers; movement workshops; performances; site-specific works; academic posters; dance for the camera; theater, and multidisciplinary projects for the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination 3rd Biennial International Dance Conference, May 23rd to 26th, 2018.
We welcome dance professionals, practitioners and scholars across disciplines from around the world whose research focuses on decolonization to contribute to dynamic discussions and cultural encounters on the topic: “Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance”.
Popular Culture, Entrepreneurship and the Saint Lucian Ethic
20th to 22nd June 2018
Castries, St. Lucia
CFP Deadline: 29 February 2018
Up from Enslavement
30 June, 2018
CFP Deadline: Abstract must be submitted on or before 8 June 2018
Professor Emeritus Dr. Ian Roberson of the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine Campus), is the Keynote Speaker
Spring/Summer 2018 Issue
Theme: “Gathering at the Waters: Connecting Family and Community through Literature and Art”
CFP Deadline: 19 January 2018
Cover and Table of Contents of Fall/Winter 2017 Killens Review
The theme of “Gathering at the Waters” connotes bringing together family and communities to
look at the ways in which we affect and are part of each other’s lives. For the upcoming issue of
the Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Spring/Summer 2018, we want to continue that
exploration of “connecting family through literature and art” in the works of writers of the
African diaspora. We seek submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, essays, interviews, book
reviews, poetry, memoir, photography, and visual artwork on the subjects of family, community,
and unity in narratives that tell of healing, nurturing, cleansing, and reflection in the times we