Call for Papers: Islands in Between Conference in Aruba, Nov. 15-17, 2018

21st ANNUAL EASTERN CARIBBEAN ISLAND CULTURES (“ISLANDS IN BETWEEN”) CONFERENCE ON THE LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND CULTURES OF THE EASTERN AND GREATER CARIBBEAN

Co-organized by the University of Aruba, the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, the Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center, UVI, and the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

University of Aruba   Thursday, 15 November to Saturday, 17 November 2018 (Arrival: Wednesday, 14 November 2018. Departure: Sunday, 18 November 2018)

EARLY DEADLINE FOR EARLY CONSIDERATION OF YOUR ABSTRACT: THURSDAY 16th OF AUGUST 2018

FINAL DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: THURSDAY 6th OF SEPTEMBER 2018

NOTE: ABSTRACTS THAT WERE ACCEPTED FOR NOVEMBER 2017 BUT NOT PRESENTED IN MARCH 2018 ARE AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPTED FOR PRESENTATION IN ARUBA IN NOVEMBER 2018

SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR PRESENTATION INCLUDE, but are not limited to:

·         The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the ABC Islands and the rest of the Dutch Caribbean

·         Eastern Caribbean Drama, Poetry, Fiction, Cinema, Essays, Biographies, etc.

·         Language and Culture, Identity, and/or Gender in the Eastern Caribbean

·         Creole Linguistics and the Creolization of Languages in the Eastern Caribbean

·         Art, Music, Dance, Cuisine, and Popular Culture of the Eastern Caribbean

·         Eastern Caribbean Carnival, Religions, Other Performance Traditions

·         The Environment, Tourism, and Development in the Eastern Caribbean

·         Culture, Politics, Society, History, Law, and Economics in the Eastern Caribbean

Papers may be in English, Papiamentu/o, Dutch, Spanish, French, or any other Caribbean language and should conform to the allotted fifteen minutes of presentation time and five minutes of question time. Please submit your proposal within the text of an email and NOT as an attachment. Proposals should include: a short abstract of 250 words or less, author’s name and e-mail address, home institution (if applicable), and a brief biography of 50 words or less.

Submit proposals to: islandsconference@gmail.com

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN ARUBA IN NOVEMBER 2018,

The UPR Committee: R. Dupey, D. Kuwabong, and N. Faraclas

The Aruba Committee: E. Mijts, C. Rodríguez, and J. Lozano