Book Talk | Nature’s Wild North America Book Tour Fall 2021

Join Richard Fung, Kamala Kempadoo, Jillian Ollivierre, and Andil Gosine in conversation for the launch of Gosine’s award-winning new book Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex and Law in the Caribbean on its international day of publication.

Thursday, September 23rd
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual event. Register here.

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Assistant Professor position in Race and Literature at Bucknell University

Bucknell University’s English Department seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor of race and literature with a specialization in African American and/or African-diasporic literature in any historical period beginning August 2022. The ability to teach Critical Race Theory is required. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in English or a related field, demonstrable excellence in teaching, and a robust scholarly program, and will contribute to the Literary Studies Program’s Race and Literature Concentration. We are especially interested in areas of research and teaching that build upon the department’s current strengths in race and ethnic studies; gender, queer, and sexuality studies; intersectionality and literature; and environmental and medical humanities. This position is part of a Bucknell cluster hire focusing on race in conjunction with the departments of Education, History, and Sociology.

There is a 3/2 teaching load, and members of the department teach introductory as well as advanced-level courses. We seek an outstanding faculty member with clear evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to the liberal arts through teaching courses that emphasize critical writing and are part of the college’s core curriculum, in addition to the gateway course for the Race and Literature concentration. Continue reading Assistant Professor position in Race and Literature at Bucknell University

Caribbean Studies Journals: Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Publications

The following Caribbean Studies journals published new issues Fall 2020 – Spring 2021:

Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal –  Volume 16, Issue 2, December 2020
Issue 5, December 2020
Caribbean Quarterly
Vol. 66, Issue 4, December 2020
Caribbean Review of Gender Studies
Issue 14, December 2020
Centro JournalVol. 32, Issue 3, Fall 2020
Cuban Studies
Number 49, 2020
International Journal of Cuban Studies
Vol. 12, Winter 2020
New West Indian Guide
Vol. 94, Issues 3-4, Dec 2020 & Vol. 95, Issue 1-2, Mar 2021
PREE Caribbean. Writing.
–  Issue 6, Fall 2020 & Issue 7, Spring 2021
Small AxeIssue 63, November 2020 & Issue 64, March 2021
SX Salon – Issue 35, October 2020

Below you will find details of each new issue:

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Event – Forgotten Lands Vol 03: Caribbean Artist Talks

Date: May 7, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm EST
Location: Virtual
Please register: HERE

Forgotten Lands Vol 03: Caribbean Artist Talks

CLACS & Forgotten Lands are hosting the New York presentation of Volume 03 of the Forgotten Lands book series titled In Defense of Paradise. This presentation will feature its founder Cory Bishop and Caribbean artists featured in the book, Dwayne Leblanc and Nadia Alexis, in conversation.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora

Book/project synopsis:

Forgotten Lands is an independent publisher of Caribbean art, culture, & dialogue. We’ve just released our third issue, Volume 03: In Defense of Paradise, which features 15 select artists from throughout the Caribbean and its diaspora. For Volume 03, we’re delving into Caribbean vulnerability in different dimensions: culture, socioeconomics, history, sexuality, sustainability, self-determination, and other stories that need to be told.


Cory Torres Bishop founded Forgotten Lands in 2017 in direct response to hurricanes Maria and Irma — category 5 hurricanes that devastated his home (Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands) along with the majority of the northeastern Caribbean. Cory is currently splitting his time between St. Croix (Virgin Islands) and Brooklyn.

Dwayne LeBlanc is a first-generation Caribbean-American creative with parents from the island of Dominica. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he makes work in film, television, and photography.

Nadia Alexis is a poet, photographer, educator, and organizer born in Harlem, New York City to Haitian immigrants and currently based in Oxford, Mississippi. In 2019, she was the recipient of the honorable mention prize in poetry for the Hurston/Wright College Writers Award. Her photographs have been shown in several exhibitions in the U.S. and Cuba. She’s currently a creative writing PhD student at the University of Mississippi where she also earned a creative writing MFA.

Above adapted from the event page.

CFP – CSA Journal: The Caribbean & Covid-19

Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2021
Submit papers: HERE

Commemorating CSA’s 45
th Anniversary

The Caribbean and COVID-19

The Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) invites you to submit a paper for possible inclusion in the inaugural issue of The CSA Journal under the broad theme “The Caribbean and COVID-19”. COVID-19 is having a profound impact on the world, and the Caribbean specifically. How has the Caribbean been coping? What has been the impact on the people, including the children? What are some of the successful strategies employed by the various governments? What are the implications for tourism, the economy, education, online learning? How has it affected Gender-Based Violence? How has it influenced our interaction and engagement, now and going forward? What are the lessons to be learned? We seek a broad cross-section of disciplines, including contributions looking at intersectionality.

Submission Guidelines

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles, 3,000–7,000 words in length, in any of the five journal languages (Papiamento, Dutch, French, Spanish, or English). The submission should include an abstract with no more than 200 words in the original language of the article and, in the case of those articles in a language other than English, also an abstract in English. Interested authors must use the Chicago Manual format. Book reviews or arts exhibit reviews, 750-1,000 words in length, related to the broad theme are also welcome.

All submitted articles will go through the peer review process. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the feedback received from the reviewers and the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

For any further questions please email:

Above Adapted from email.

Student Conference – Disruption: Destructive & Generative Ruptures in Latin America & The Caribbean

Date: April 29 – 30, 2021
Register HERE

Every year, the students of the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Maryland host a conference featuring panels of graduate and undergraduate students as well as important keynote speakers from the various communities that make up Latin American Studies.

This year, the conference will be hosted by Dr. Clara Irazábal, Director of the Urban Studies & Planning Program at UMD; Dr. Yanilda González, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; and Dr. Daniel B. Coleman, Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UNC-Greensboro.

There will be a fascinating line-up of graduate and undergraduate students from UMD and other schools who will share their research, and they will also host a panel discussion with artists and an online art exhibition.


Above adapted from LASC website & email.

New Publication: U Magazine

Chrisitan Usera, a visual artist influenced by the works of Kamau Brathwaite, has founded U Magazine. Usera’s new publication is a space where over 60% of its pages are reserved for artists of color and other marginalized groups.

U Magazine’s first issue features an emerging, Afro-Vincentian artist, Andy Da Silva (aka Andy Dass). Da Silva is a cartoonist who favors bright color palettes and a pastel-based medium. His influences include Walt Disney & Warner Bros. cartoons.

The magazine is primarily supported by Patreon community members, which includes levels of support and benefits. U Magazine is also organized to support artist sales. If you are an artist who would like to be featured in future issues, contact the editors here.


Above adapted from emailed announcement. 

Event: Miguel Gualdrón Ramírez, Édouard Glissant’s Ethics (Ethics & Caribbean Philosophy)

Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Register HERE

Miguel Gualdrón Ramírez is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The University of North Texas. His work focuses on the interconnection between history, politics, and aesthetics in Latin America and the Caribbean, and philosophical attempts at approaching these topics collectively. In his Ethics and Caribbean Philosophy online presentation, he will discuss his recent essay “To ’stay where you are’ as a decolonial gesture: Glissant’s philosophy of Caribbean history in the context of Césaire and Fanon.”

Above adapted from University of Toronto: Centre for Ethics

Event: Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact, & Work of C.L.R James

Date: March 14, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 8:45pm EST
Register: HERE

In honor of Carnival traditions around the world, JouvayFest Collective and Sabira Cole Film Festival present Mout’ Open, Story Jump Out!, a film series exploring and celebrating Caribbean culture.

This 3rd and final installment of the series features a screening of: Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact & Work of C.L.R James. This film is closely tied to Carnival traditions in Trinidad and Tobago, and attempt to capture the complex history and dynamic energy of the art form.

The program will conclude with a live panel discussion featuring some of the people closely involved with the film, moderated by Ogechi Chieke of SCFF & Sandra A. M Bell of JouvayFest Collective.

Co-director Ceri Dingle FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts) Director of the charity WORLDwrite and Citizen TV station WORLDbytes. Ceri Co-Directed Every Cook Can Govern and has directed and edited 11 major documentaries and over 1000 short films and videos, all made with young people learning to film.

Every Cook Can Govern is the first feature length documentary to explore the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidadian-born revolutionary C.L.R. James. The film interweaves exclusive, never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with unique testimony.

The result is an epic feature-length documentary which grapples with issues from colonialism to cricket, from slavery to Shakespeare, from Marxism to the movies and from reading to revolution. The film’s unique production history – crowd-funded, crowd-featured and crowd-filmed with over 200 volunteer camera operators, presenters and researchers – does credit to James’ conviction that every cook can govern.

Above adapted from FB event page.

Online Programme: Celebrating Black Britain

Black Britain has been a long time in the making, created by many generations of people of African and Caribbean heritage living in Britain throughout the twentieth century. This special Your Local Arena, in partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad, explores how literature and music have played a part in that — from books published in the 1930s, when most of the Caribbean considered itself British, up to the 1990s, when black authors born in the UK were being published, to the music of 2-Tone, where black and white musicians blended blue beat and ska from the 1960s with reggae, soul and punk from the 1970s. This cultural journey, criss-crossing the Atlantic over decades, has led to the rise of what we now celebrate as Black Britain.

Below you will find direct links to each pre-recorded offering of this online programme:

Arena Film: Rudies Come Back or The Rise and Rise of 2-Tone (1980)
Enjoy this early BBC Arena film, Rudies Come Back or The Rise and Rise of 2-Tone, which captures the start of the music genre in its hometown of Coventry in 1980.

Your Local Arena: A Response to Arena and the Rise of Black Britain

Judith Bryan, Anthony Joseph, SI Martin, Mike Phillips, Jacqueline Roy and Nicola Williams respond to the Arena film through their own experiences of and novels about building Black Britain.

New Poetry from Today’s Britain

Read and listen to new poems by today’s rich mix of Black British poets: Malika, Booker, Richard Georges, Keith Jarrett, Hannah Lowe, Maureen Roberts, and Roger Robinson.

London by Lockdown: A Travel Podcast

Listen to the latest episode, “Drawing a Better Map”, which explores the rise of Black Britain and celebrates diverse and brilliant Black British voices. Listen to London by Lockdown on all major podcast platforms.

A Short History of Black British Publishing

“The Roots of Independent Black British Publishing”, by Roxy Harris & Sarah White.

Above adapted from Bocas Lit Fest – Celebrating Black Britain.

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