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Our November 2022 issue is here! Please see below for JWIL Vol. 31 No. 1, edited by Ronald Cummings. Happy reading!

Current Issue

JWIL Vol 31 No 2 November 2022
Cover art by: Llanor Alleyne, "Pool", "Moonlight" Series, 30 x 22 inches, mixed media, collage on black drawing paper, 2022.

News Forum

Jovanté Anderson’s Twitter Residency on Claude McKay’s poetry (Jan 23-30, 2023)

Join us for our first JWIL Twitter residency of 2023. From January 23-30, Jovanté Anderson (@KingstonJancro) will be tweeting @jwilonline about the poetry of Claude McKay. Anderson will invite us to meditate on the riotous intimacies in Claude McKay's under-discussed second book of poetry, Constab Ballads, particularly its queer valences. Each day, we will do a close reading of one poem and we will also engage interesting secondary material from his life. Bio: Jovanté Anderson is a... Read more

Call for Applications – Caribbean Digital Scholarship summer institute (CDSsi)

The Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective (CDSC) invites applications for its inaugural week-long residential digital humanities institute, to be held at the University of Miami in June 2023. The CDSC supports the growth and development of digital humanities scholarship, training, and infrastructure for the Caribbean and its diasporas. The Caribbean Digital Scholarship summer institute (CDSsi) will train scholars, at all levels, working at the intersections of Caribbean Studies and digital... Read more

Cornel Bogle’s Twitter Residency on Austin Clarke (December 12-19, 2022)

Join us from December 12-19, 2022 for Cornel Bogle's  JWIL Twitter residency which focuses on the work of the Barbadian-Canadian writer Austin Clarke, one of the first Black writers to be published in Canada. Though primarily read and studied as a writer of fiction and memoirs, Clarke was also a journalist, academic, and poet. This week, Bogle will be sharing some of his ongoing research for his manuscript-in-progress, Austin Clarke and the Black Radical Tradition, wherein he argues that,... Read more

Kim Evelyn’s Twitter Residency on Teaching Caribbean Literature (November 14-21, 2022)

Join us from November 14-21, 2022 when Kim Evelyn will share reflections on teaching Caribbean Literature at @jwilonline. In an increasingly distracting world pulling our students’ attention in different directions, it can feel like a struggle to keep students engaged in the close reading work of literary studies and foster their appreciation for literary texts. Fortunately, the world of Caribbean literature and cultural studies is rich with compelling texts, controversial ideas, radical... Read more

Bedour Alagraa’s Twitter Residency on the role of the essay in Caribbean intellectual tradition (Oct 3-Oct 10, 2022)

Join us from Oct 3 to Oct 10, 2022 for another JWIL Twitter residency. Bedour Alagraa (@balagonline) will take over our Twitter feed (@jwilonline) with a focus on the essay as a crucial poetic and political expressive medium in many different Caribbean intellectual traditions. As part of her residency, Dr. Alagraa will explore important essays by Caribbean writers including Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite, Sylvia Wynter, among others. Dr. Bedour Alagraa is Assistant Professor of Political... Read more

Call for Papers: Special JWIL November 2023 Issue on Literature, Art, and Environmental Activism

Call for Papers: Special JWIL November 2023 Issue on Literature, Art, and Environmental Activism Writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other arts performers have taken a leading role in protesting governmental failure and corporate responsibility for environmental destruction and disaster across the Caribbean. In the 2000s, Caribbean writers, filmmakers, visual and other artists have spoken truth to power in Puerto Rico and Dominica after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, in the struggle to... Read more

Nalini Mohabir’s Twitter Residency on the work of Frank Birbalsingh (Aug 29-Sept 5, 2022)

Join us from August 29 to Sept 5 for JWIL's August Twitter residency. Nalini Mohabir (@BrownGirlEnvy) will be sharing about the life and pioneering work of Frank Birbalsingh. Frank Birbalsingh is Professor Emeritus at York University in Canada. He is the author of 15 books, including seminal works such as Passion and Exile, Indian-Caribbean Test Cricketers and the Quest for Identity, Indo-Caribbean Resistance, and Indenture and Exile. Birbalsingh was part of a generation of Caribbean literary... Read more

Call for Papers: Special JWIL April 2023 Issue on Pamela Mordecai

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of West Indian Literature on the work of Pamela Mordecai This special issue of the Journal of West Indian Literature seeks papers and reflections on the work of Pamela Mordecai. For over four decades now, Mordecai has been producing diverse literary works. She has published poetry, short stories, plays, textbooks, and other forms of writing, including a novel and a short-story collection. In addition to being one of the women writers who led the... Read more

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