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CFP – CACLALS at Congress 2019, Vancouver – d/line 1/15/19

Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies

CFP: CACLALS at Congress 2019 University of British Columbia (Vancouver, B.C.)

June 1-3, 2019

“Listening and Speaking: Postcolonial Circles of Conversation”

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Dr. David Chariandy (Simon Fraser University)
Prof. Jasbir Puar (Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers University)

 

From the organizers:

In the spirit of postcolonial circles of conversation, we invite papers, panels, roundtables and workshops to reflect on critical, theoretical and creative acts of listening and speaking. What are the conversations that the “postcolonial” has failed to adequately address? What are the silences, gaps or points of erasure in postcolonial circles of conversation? What are the new conversations generated by or beyond the field, in terms of new theoretical crossroads or points of intersection, new forms of alliance, new acts of cross-cultural listening, new comparative mappings, etc.? How do we approach modes of listening in the context of indigenous knowledge (such as notions of “deep listening”)? How does listening occur across species boundaries? How does the aesthetic or creative, more generally, facilitate original modes of listening and speaking?

CACLALS welcomes conference paper or panel proposals that address any aspect of the CFP’s central questions or issues. We also welcome proposals otherwise related to the Association’s broader mandate to examine postcolonial and global literatures.

Proposals of approximately 350 words should be sent by January 15, 2019, as a Word doc. attachment to info@caclals.ca with the subject heading of “CACLALS Proposal at Congress 2019.”

Conference queries should be sent to CACLALS President, Dr. Mariam Pirbhai: info@caclals.ca.

More details here.

Mervyn Morris wins gold Musgrave Medal

Former Poet Laureate of Jamaica and UWI Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris was awarded a gold Musgrave Medal for literature by the Institute of Jamaica at a ceremony held Wednesday 10 October. Other literary winners were poet Dr. Jean “Binta” Breeze (silver) and novelist Roland Watson-Grant (bronze).

More details of the awards and the ceremony are here:

Jamaica Observer: “KC choir receives Musgrave Medal silver award

Gleaner: “Story Of The Song | ‘Ryddim Ravings’ Comes Complete In The Night

Gleaner: “Musgrave Medal Awards Pioneers