[Blackstudies-l] CfP/Going Beyond the Literary: Methods for Caribbean Interdisciplinarity

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lisaparavisini posted: " "Going Beyond the Literary: Methods for Caribbean
Interdisciplinarity" Join the conversation at this seminar at the ACLA in
July 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Submissions are due on September
23rd. This seminar invites contributions from Caribbeani"
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"Going Beyond the Literary: Methods for Caribbean Interdisciplinarity"
Join the conversation at this seminar at the ACLA in July 2017 in Utrecht,
the Netherlands. Submissions are due on September 23rd.
This seminar invites contributions from Caribbeanist scholars whose work
has gone beyond analyses of literature to the ethnographic, linguistic,
historical, artistic, performance, or spiritual.

>From Cabrera-Infante to Schwarz-Bart to Lovelace, Caribbean literature is
rarely limited to textual referentiality. It is inspired in the the
Caribbean environment, invents forms for political activism and dissent, is
influenced by local and ancestral cultural and spiritual forms, and
references visual and sonic tropes of creativity; the literary scholar of
the Caribbean must often demonstrate (inter)disciplinary agility in
criticism that can engage the ubiquitous extra-literary aspects of
Caribbean writing.

Developing new interdisciplinary vocabularies is essential for thinkers
whose critical lens must go beyond the textual (to the oral, the embodied,
the visual, the historical, the spiritual and the cultural) or beyond the
literary, to local modes of historiography, philosophy, theology,
linguistics, or theory. Furthermore, literature from the global south is
frequently received as ethnographic exposés into the “other” of the Western
discursive center, and its aesthetic value denied. Scholars writing in
postcolonial contexts must thus devise and describe new epistemologies, new
language, new methodologies, and new models in order to account for the
interdisciplinarity essential to a robust Caribbean studies, all while
doing justice to the aesthetics of the Caribbean literary.

To that end, in the tradition of Sylvia Wynter, Edouard Glissant, and Rita
Indiana, this seminar seeks submissions from literary scholars who have
sought new ways to talk about Caribbean discourse as the tools of the
literary are brought to bear in Caribbean art history, sociolinguistics,
performance studies, ethnography, and theology.

Contact: Dr. Kavita Singh: kasingh at uh.edu.
Submissions are due on September 23rd at http://www.acla.org/going-
beyond-literary-methods-caribbean-interdisciplinarity
Additional information on ACLA submissions can be found here:
http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting/seminars/propose-paper/paper-
submission-faqs
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