Earlier this year, the Caribbean watched as St. Vincent and the Grenadines was rocked by the La Soufrière volcano eruption. For our August/September twitter residency, JWIL makes space to talk about the literary culture, history and heritage of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Between August 30 and September 6, Linzey Corridon will be tweeting about Vincentian literature.
Linzey Corridon (he/they) is a Vanier Scholar and PhD student in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. Linzey is a 2020/21 fellow and researcher at the Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University.
“Vincentian Literary Constellations Old and New” is a project by Linzey Corridon which seeks to generate further public awareness around the literary pursuits of a select group of local and diaspora Vincentian writers. While the publicized written endeavors of Vincentians might be fewer than that of some other Caribbean nationalities, Vincentians continue to write with a commitment to transforming local, regional, and international thought and praxis.
Over this Twitter residency, a series of artist profiles will be made available to the public, highlighting significant contributions from both established and emerging Vincentian writers. In highlighting these contributions, with the aid of published works, audio-visual recordings, and brief interviews with some of the featured writers, the project will construct an illuminating picture of just how rich Vincentian writing remains to local and diaspora histories.
In 2015, JWIL became an online journal. We continue to explore and embrace what it means to be online and to move beyond the printed page as the primary site for doing journal work. Please send us your proposals for Twitter residencies via the “Contact Us” link on our webpage. https://www.jwilonline.org/