Caribbean Literature at the CEA

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English
studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for
our 43rd annual conference.
The Association welcomes individual and panel presentation proposals that address
Caribbean literatures in general, including-but not limited to-the following
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Writing Slavery after Beloved

Call for Papers
Writing Slavery after Beloved
Literature, Historiography, Criticism

International Symposium
Université de Nantes – France
March 16-17, 2012

Organized in partnership with CAAR (Collegium for African American Research), this Symposium aims at confronting and stimulating European research first and foremost in the field of African American Studies but also in Postcolonial Studies, particularly in the context of fiction and historiography written in and about the Caribbean, Canada, South Africa, or the Indian Ocean. In these areas, fiction related to slavery has found a new lease of life in the past twenty years. What are the conditions that have led to the so far unarchived (hi)stories of slavery and indentureship being pushed into existence? And what are the modalities of such an emergence?

See full CFP here:  CFP New Writing on Slavery

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Special Issue on Dionne Brand (CFP)


This special issue of MaComère is focused on Caribbean Canadian writer Dionne Brand. For over thirty years, Dionne Brand has been testing the capacity of poetic language to address ethical questions of global consequence. She has published in a wide range of genres, including poetry, novels, short stories, essays and non fiction, and documentary film, and is Poet Laureate of the City of Toronto (2009-2012). Brand has won many awards for her writing, including most recently the prestigious 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize for her narrative poem Ossuaries.

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Caribbean Intransit Arts Journal (CFP)


From carnival costumes to music, from paintings to folktales, from sculptures to spoken words, artists and storytellers have used the cultures of the Caribbean Basin to create unique expressions that critically filter our perceptions of socio-cultural identity. These artistic forms are historical or more contemporary forays into the region’s politics and economies. In recent years, several artists have emerged to illustrate a shared heritage such as Laurent Valere in Martinique and Antonius Roberts in the Bahamas or have solidified their international standing such as Edouard Duval-Carrie. Artist-scholars such as Rex Nettleford and Leroy Clarke have interrogated the critical links and the constructions of identity realized through the artist’s eye. Continue reading Caribbean Intransit Arts Journal (CFP)

Theorizing Homophobia(s) Project

Call for Submissions, from Angelique Nixon, PhD.

The Caribbean Region of the International Resource Network (IRN) seeks to connect academic and community-based researchers, artists, and activists around the Caribbean and in the diaspora in areas related to diverse sexualities and genders. The IRN is housed at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York, funded through the Ford Foundation, and located on the web at

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Third International Maroon Conference

“Independence,” in Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica
June 22-25 2011

This multidisciplinary conference seeks papers and panels that explore representations of Maroon culture in history, literature, art, music, political theory, cultural studies, film, linguistics, and theatre. With its theme “Independence,” it strives to revisit the roots of Maroon values and practices, considering the ways they have endured, transformed and resonated in the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Europe, the United States and Africa.  Offering a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events, the third international Maroon conference aims to increase awareness of Maroon contributions to contemporary societies, bringing together descendents of Maroons with scholars interested in Maroon heritage and indigenous cultures.

The conference cultural events and entertainment will commemorate the Annual Quao Victory Day (June 23), and they are part of a larger effort to develop strategies for sustainable development and wealth creation in Maroon communities.

Please send abstracts by 30 March or inquiries to

Conference on Caribbean Women Writers

The Departments of Foreign Languages, English, and The Center for Women’s Development at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York invite participants for the 1st Annual Conference on Caribbean Women Writers,

“Transforming Silence: Memory, Remembrance, and Resistance in the Narratives of Caribbean Women Writers”

to be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011. The conference will take place at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading Conference on Caribbean Women Writers

sx salon: a small axe literary platform

The Small Axe Project has recently launched sx salon: a small axe literary platform, a new electronic publication dedicated to literary discussions, interviews with Caribbean literary figures, reviews of new publications (creative and scholarly) related to the Caribbean, and short fiction and poetry by emerging and established Caribbean writers. sx salon also houses the Small Axe Literary Competition, launched in 2009.

sx salon represents both a new project and a continuation of the Small Axe Project’s ongoing affirmation of the literary as a critical component of Caribbean cultural production. We envision this space as an open source, easily accessible, online resource for students, teachers and scholars, as well as a forum for academics in the field to consult for announcements related to Caribbean literary studies.

sx salon publishes a new issue every two months and invites year-round submissions of:

  • Literary Discussions that engage issues relevant to Caribbean literary studies: 2,000 – 2,500 words
  • Book Reviews of recent (published no more than two years preceding the date of submission) creative literary works by Caribbean authors or scholarly works related to Caribbean literary studies: 1,000 – 1,200 words
  • Interviews with Caribbean literary figures: 2,000 – 2,500 words
  • Poetry and Short Fiction that engage regional and diasporic Caribbean themes and concerns: up to 2 poems or fiction of up to 4,000 words

Submissions must be accompanied by a short bio approximately 50 words, which should include information about the author’s location (institutional, geographical, etc.), and publications. Manuscripts should not contain any information about the author. Please include name, email address, phone number and, if applicable, institutional affiliation with the accompanying bio

Please visit for more detailed guidelines for submissions.


ALL inquiries and submissions must to be sent electronically to the following addresses:

35th Annual Conference of the Society of Caribbean Studies

International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool
Wednesday 29th June – Friday 1st July 2011

The Society for Caribbean Studies invites submissions of short abstracts of 250 to 400 words for research papers on the Hispanic, Francophone, Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean and their diasporas for this annual international conference. Papers are welcomed from all disciplines and can address the themes outlined below. We also welcome abstracts for papers that fall outside this list of topics, and we particularly welcome proposals for complete panels, which should consist of three papers. Continue reading 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Caribbean Studies