Thursday, November 15, 2007

CFP: 32nd Annual Conference, Society for Caribbean Studies, University of Edinburgh, July 2-4, 2008.

The Society invites submissions of abstracts for research papers on the Hispanic, Francophone, Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean by Friday 11th January, 2008 for the annual international conference. Papers are welcomed from all disciplines and can address the themes outlined below. We also welcome abstracts for papers or for full panel proposals that fall outside this list of topics. Those selected for the conference will be invited to give a 20-minute presentation, and will be offered the opportunity to publish their work as part of theSociety's online series of papers. PROVISIONAL PANELS:
  • Scottish Caribbean connections
  • Commemoration and memorialisation
  • Counter-revolution in the Caribbean
  • Political leadership and democracy
  • China and the Caribbean
  • The Caribbean and Transatlantic Studies
  • Caribbean perspectives on Latin American politics
  • Sustainable development
  • Language and linguistics
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Performance, drama and theatre
  • Literature and visual cultures
  • Fashion, textiles and dress
  • Sports and game play

The Society will provide a limited number of Postgraduate Bursaries for presenters to contribute towards registration and accommodation costs. Postgraduate researchers should indicate that they are seeking a bursary when submitting their abstract, but please note that travel costs cannot be funded. Arts researchers or practitioners living and working in the Caribbean are eligible to apply for the Bridget Jones Award, the deadline for which is also Friday 11th January, 2008. To submit an abstract online, please consult the Society website:; For any further queries, or for alternative methods of abstract submission, please contact David Howard ( For more information on the Bridget Jones Award, please contact Kate Quinn ( or visit the Society website.

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