Monthly Archives: May 2019

CFP: West Indian Literature Conference, University of Guyana, 17-20 Oct 2019

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20 June 2019

Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2019

Submissions are invited for the 38th Annual West Indian Literature Conference, to take place at the Turkeyen Campus of the University of Guyana, 17-20 October 2019.

The conference theme is “HINTERLANDS: Journeys of the Imagination,” which in the words of the organizers “will include the foundations: some special attention to the heritage(s) of Wilson Harris, Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul”; a focus on film and technology; and examinations of the Guyanese experience.

Papers on the following themes are also especially welcome:

  • images
  • the visual arts (the fine arts)
  • oral literature
  • performance traditions
  • theatre
  • dance hall
  • chutney
  • soca
  • spoken word and performance poetry
  • creole languages

More information here: WILC 2019 CFP

Congratulations to Dr Kevin Browne on 2019 OCM Bocas Prize

JWIL heartily congratulates editorial-board member Dr Kevin Adonis Browne on being awarded the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for his book High Mas: Carnival and the Poetics of Caribbean Culture (UP of Mississippi).

Dr Browne’s win is particularly significant as it marks the first time the overall prize has been awarded to a non-fiction volume.

2019 OCM Bocas prizes were also awarded to Doe Songs by Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné (Peepal Tree Press) in the poetry category, and Theory by Dionne Brand (Penguin Random House Canada) in the fiction category.