November 23, 2018
UWI Cave Hill, Barbados
CFP deadline: June 29, 2018
From the organizers:
The Department of Languages, Linguistics and Literatures at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill is inviting papers that explore themes related to Caribbean speculative fiction. The last two decades have seen an increase in the publication of SF works by Caribbean writers who bring a Caribbean sensibility to a genre that has been steadily gaining global academic recognition. These works encourage a re-examination of what constitutes Caribbean literature. They also challenge us to examine the nature of Caribbean SF, to ask how it differs from other geo-political/cultural writings in the genre, and whether or not writing in this genre helps us to understand the Caribbean’s presence on the global stage.
Abstracts of 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by Friday, 29 June 2018 to:
Andrew Armstrong: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Clarke: email@example.com
Nicola Hunte: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debra Providence: email@example.com
For more details, see Caribbean Commons post here.