AfriGeneas Writers Forum
Call For Papers: Caribbean & Its Diaspora
CALL FOR PAPERS: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Caribbean and its Diasporas
MEMORY/POSTMEMORY, MUSIC & IDENTITY: The Construction of a Diasporic Black West Indian Experience
Saturday 25th April, 2009
This is an interdisciplinary conference that seeks to analyze how the shifting boundaries, sense of dislocation, and loss of rootedness are grounded into the construction of the urban transnational Black West Indian identity.
Yaad/Yard-Hip Hop characterizes this identity through the post-immigration generation, who found themselves locked symbiotically in an antagonistic relationship between their parent/s memories of home and their understanding of self within the socio-political context of Britain and the United States. The aim of this conference is to initiate a scholarly interchange between disciplines, in ways that will critically analyze the intersection of memory/rememory/postmemory and popular culture in the construction of the Black West Indian experience in Britain and the United States between the 1960s and the 1990s. Topics may include but are not limited to:
--Geography and identity
Guidelines for submission:
Send all materials electronically as attachments to the contact listed below.
The authors will be notified about their conference acceptance by February 2, 2009. The final copy of the essay will be due by March 16, 2009. Submissions and questions should be directed to LaTasha.Brown@warwick.ac.uk.