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PROGRAMME

Venue: The Great Hall, Caribbean House, St George’s University

Monday, March 8, 2004




Evening

Pre-Registration – persons staying at specific hotels



Notes

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2004

8:00-8:45 a.m. Registration


9:00-10:20 Plenary Speaker: Prof. Edward Baugh

Chair: Mr. David Williams


10:30-11:50 Session 1

PANEL A

Title: Decolonizing Voices


Panel Chair: Prof. Mark McWatt

NAME

TITLE


Meltzer, Susan

“Decolonizing the Mind: Recent Grenadian Literature”

Morrison, Anthea

“‘I Write What I hear in My Head’: Caribbean Writers Emancipating the Voice”

Adams, Rolston

“The Global, Structural and Postcolonial in Merle Collins’ Angel

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:20 p.m. Session 2
PANEL B

Title: Caribbean Networking Women, 1900 -1949


Panel Chair: Prof. Sandra Pouchet Paquet

NAME

TITLE


Covi, Giovanna

“Una Marson As Networking Woman”

Donnell, Alison

“Voices Out of Place: Silenced Networks and Strained Belongings”

Anim-Addo, Joan

“Pan-Africanist Women of the Modernist Era: A Re-evaluation of Amy Ashwood Garvey”

2:30 – 3:50 p.m. Session 3



PANEL C

Title: Gender, Race and Diaspora


Panel Chair: Dr. Anthea Morrison


NAME

TITLE

Pouchet Paquet, Sandra

“Displacement, Diaspora, and Caribbean Geographies of Cultural Identity”

Bethell Bennett, Ian A.

“Empowering Selves: Diasporic Wanderings – Danticat, Alexis and Alvarez”

Khan, Saadiqa

“A Diasporic Outlook on Selected West Indian Short Narratives from 1500 to 1900”

4:00 – 5:20 p.m. Session 4



PANEL D

Title: Criticism, Culture, Society

Panel Chair: Prof. Paul Breslin

NAME

TITLE


Best, Curwen

“Cyberculture: Caribbean Cybercritique V2.0”

James, Adeola

“The Writer in Contemporary Caribbean Society: The Case of Guyana”

Nanton, Philip

“St Vincent as ‘Frontier Society’: Two Literary Comparisons”

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Reception – The Court Yard, Caribbean House, St George’s University



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2004

8:30 – 9:50 a.m. Session 5


PANEL E


Title: Creolizing Sexualities

Panel Chair: Dr. Alison Donnel

NAME

TITLE


MacDonald-Smythe, Antonia

Macocotte – Female Friendship by Another Name: An Exploration of Same-Sex Friendships in Buxton Spice and Annie John

Thomas, Charleston

“Establishing a Compromise Between Essentialism and Creoleness/Creolization: an attempt to locate Agency”

Rahim, Jennifer

“‘No Place to Go’: Homosexual Space and the Discourse of Un-speakable Contents”

10:00 – 11:20 Session 6

PANEL F


Title: Canonicity, Ethnicity, History and Colonialism: Woman Versions

Panel Chair: Prof. Carolyn Cooper

NAME

TITLE


Breslin, Paul

“Wordsworth’s Colloquy with Miss Leanna: The Canon and Local Knowledge in Lorna Goodison’s Poetry”

Adams, Michelene

“The Interrogation of History in the Works of Jamaica Kincaid and Erna Brodber: A Comparison”

Singh, Vishnu

“Colonial Discourse and Ethnic Differentiatism: Olive Senior’s ‘Arrival of the Snake Woman’”

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 7



PANEL G

Title: Critical Performances


Panel Chair: Prof. Lowell Fiet

NAME

TITLE


Bucknor, Michael

“Writing Performance Criticism”

Heap, Brian

“Interrogating the Absent Text: The Critical Tradition and West Indian Drama”

Moseley-Wood, Rachel

“Bad Man Fi Who? Constructing Identity in Jamaican Film and Documentary”

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. LUNCH


2:00 – 3:20 p.m. Session 8

PANEL H

Title: Creolization, Hybridity and Caribbean Criticism


Panel Chair: Prof. Edward Baugh

NAME

TITLE

Edwards, Norval

“The Fetishism of Hybridity: A Reading of Conceptual Norms in Caribbean Criticism”

Frank, Kevin

“The Gift of Creolization: Unwrapping its Pleasures and Paradoxes”

Allen, Carolyn

“The Creolization Debate and Caribbean Literary Theory”

3:30 – 4:50 p.m. Session 9


PANEL I

Title: Criticism and Popular Culture


Panel Chair: Dr. Curwen Best

NAME

TITLE


Cooper, Carolyn

“Branding Jamaica: Popular Culture in ‘Post Colonial’ Context”

Rampersad, Kris

“Janjhat! Attitudes Towards Chutney,Soca and other popular Indigenous Cultural Forms”

Campbell, Christian

“*Aunt Judith’s Grands*: James, Gender, and Resistance Down Under”

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Readings: Featuring Special Guest Writer--Merle Collins

Great Hall, Caribbean House, St George’s University

Notes

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2004

8:30 – 9:50 a.m. Session 10


PANEL J

Title: Critical Reception and Caribbean Canon


Panel Chair: Mr. Vishnudat Singh


NAME

TITLE

McDermott, Harold

“Local Readings of a Global Poet: Caribbean Critical Responses to the Work of Derek Walcott”

Down, Lorna

“New Hegemonies – The Critical Tradition and the Fiction of Earl Lovelace”

Brown, J. Dillon

“Difficulty Changing the Subject: George Lamming and Modernist Reading”

10:00 – 11:20 a.m. Session 11



PANEL K


Title: Writing Race, Writing Culture

Panel Chair: Ms. Carolyn Allen

NAME

TITLE


Roberts, Nicole

“The Black Predicament: Language and Identity in Afro-Hispanic Caribbean Poetry”

Ramsay, Paulette

“Literary, Cultural and Historical Confrontation: Liberation and Self Definition in the Poetry of the Afro-Cuban Jesús Cos Causse”

Hayles, Donna

“African Cultural Retention in Selected Works of Earl Lovelace”

11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Session 12

PANEL L

Title: (Re) Writing Nationalism


Panel Chair: Dr. Nicole Roberts


NAME

TITLE

Williams, David

“‘Writing the Nation’: Critical Discourse as Redemption Song”

Alleyne, Martin

“Beyond Nationalism: The Impact of Globalization on the expression of Anglophone West Indian Prose Fiction of the late 20th Century”

Thomas-Bailey, Melisse

“(Re)Writing Self: The Revisionist Writings of the Afro-Caribbean Intelligentsia, 1840s-1950s”

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Business Meeting


Notes


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