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CJE cfp – “Poetry Beyond Borders”

The editors of the Caribbean Journal of Education invite submissions for a special issue entitled “Poetry Beyond Borders,” to be guest-edited by Dr. Aisha Spencer (UWI), Dr. Schontal Moore (UWI), and Dr. Georgie Horrell (U of Cambridge). The issue is slated to appear in June 2019.

Abstracts (no longer than 250 words) should be submitted by September 3, 2018 to For more details, click on the image below.


Call for Papers Special Forum in April 2017 Issue of Journal of West Indian Literature

“Troubling Gender: The Making of Women and Men in Indo-Caribbean Literature and Visual Culture”

This special forum within the April 2017 issue of the Journal of West Indian Literature will feature essays that explore constructions of gender in Indo-Caribbean literature and art. What are the ways in which Indo-Caribbean writers and visual artists of the twentieth- and twentieth-first century have represented the contours and limitations of masculinity and femininity in the context of post-indentureship plantation economies? What have been the imaginative wrestlings with normative understandings of the role of gender when it comes to citizenship, family life, education, activism, diaspora, building cross-racial solidarities, expressions of cultural identity and sexual identity, and writing itself? Essays that are attentive to the shifts in the treatment of such themes from the time of indentureship to now, to pre-1990s writing and to writers and artists from Suriname, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Barbados or other sites of the Indo-Caribbean diaspora are especially welcome. Full essays will be due by 15 January 2017 and should be 6000-7500 words in length. Submissions should be sent to

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Journal of West Indian Literature 24, 2 (November 2016) Special issue: Caribbean Ecocriticism


Journal of West Indian Literature 24, 2 (November 2016)
Special issue: Caribbean Ecocriticism
Guest editor: Elaine Savory

Since the publication of Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture, edited by DeLoughrey, Gosson and Handley in 2005, there have been several interventions into the new field of Caribbean ecocriticism. Important work by scholars including DeLoughrey, Handley, Carrigan and Huggan has helped to foreground the importance of this perspective on considerations of Caribbean literary production. Now we seek to gather new and varied contributions to what is becoming an important body of scholarship.

Articles are invited which treat ecological topics in relation to Caribbean literature and culture. These may be readings of scribal or oral texts considered through a combination of disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, chronological and theoretical lenses.

Please consult JWIL’s submission guidelines and style sheet before sending in articles.

Please submit articles by May 31, 2016 to Elaine Savory at“>