The Faculty of Humanities and Education of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill will be hosting this first ever Humanities Graduate Colloquium from June 12 - 13, 2003 at the Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Interested scholars are asked to submit 150 - 200 word abstracts no later than April 20, 2003. Acceptance of papers will be communicated by April 30, 2003. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes (12 - 15 double-spaced pages).
In the 20th Century, the Caribbean produced a powerful intellectual legacy in the area of the Humanities through world-renowned thinkers such as Kamau Brathwaite, Aimee Cesaire, Edouard Glissant, Frantz Fanon, C. L. R. James, and Sylvia Wynter, to name a few. However, in this millennium, new voices, new approaches will come to the fore to continue the contribution of the Humanities to Caribbean culture. The University of the West Indies has a proud history of innovating traditional academic approaches to Caribbean arts, literatures, languages, and history, and we are inviting new scholars in Caribbean Humanities studies to come share your research, your re-interpretations of the ways in which we see ourselves, and our relationship to the world at this foundational multidisciplinary forum. Participants are encouraged to reinvigorate the existing intellectual debates, engage with our intellectual forbearers, or present their own theories.
Suggested panel themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Women writers re-visioning literatures in the Caribbean
Beyond the Basin - Caribbean Diasporic Issues
Expressing Ourselves - (Re)Interpretations of Caribbean vernaculars
Playing the New Millennium - Evolving Caribbean culture in drama, dance, music or sport.
(Re)Viewing the Caribbean in still and motion pictures
Caribbean Community - 'many people, one voice?'
'Caribbean Philosophy' or philosophy in the Caribbean?
Has Post-structuralism caused a revision in Caribbean studies?
Trends in Caribbean Historiography
Caribbean Education - an emerging female realm?
In their own words - Oral Histories and Testimonies
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)