38th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies – Call for Papers


38th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies – Call for Papers

University of Glasgow, 2-4 July 2014

The Society for Caribbean Studies invites submissions of abstracts of no more than 250 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 a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 presenters.

Those selected for the conference will be invited to give a 20 minute presentation. Abstracts should be submitted along with a short bio of no more than 150 words by 13th January 2014. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

See below for Provisional Themes, Abstract Submission, and Bursaries.

Caribbean Labour
Music, Dance, Song, Performance
Public Transport
The Caribbean and the Great War
Garvey and Garveyism
Caribbean Women’s Writing
Indigenous Caribbean
Utopian/Dystopian Visions
Gender and Economic Development
Caribbean Languages
The Migrated (FCO) Archives

In keeping with the location of the conference, we will also have a plenary session exploring the relations between Glasgow and the Caribbean.

To submit an abstract online, go to http://www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk
The link for abstract submission is on the home page.

The Society will provide a limited number of bursaries for (a) postgraduate students, and (b) postgraduates or scholars based in the Caribbean, to assist with registration costs. Please indicate when submitting the abstract whether you wish to be considered for a bursary. Please note that travel costs cannot be funded.

For further queries, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Lorna Burns, on [email protected]

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