[Blackstudies-l] CFP: Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity: Diasporic Dialogues - 25 & 26 June 2017

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Mon Feb 6 10:12:50 EST 2017

*Call for Papers*

*Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity: Diasporic Dialogues*

Sunday 25 and Monday 26 June 2017

Venue: The Knowledge Centre, British Library, London


Following our diaspora-focused conference in 2016, this year’s two-day
event will include a conference and an art and research exhibition speaking
to the theme of Caribbean and diasporic dialogues where the role of
creativity is highlighted in negotiating the in/securities permeating such
dialogues. The event is a result of collaboration between the Centre for
Caribbean and Diaspora Studies (CCDS) at Goldsmiths, University of London,
and Caribbean In/Securities: Creativity and Negotiation in the Caribbean
(CARISCC), an international research network funded by the Leverhulme Trust
and seeking to explore interactions between the precariousness of insecure
livelihoods and neighbourhoods, and the negotiation of risk through
creativity, in a Caribbean context. CARISCC deploys the term
‘in/securities’ to foreground the interplay between security and insecurity
as negotiated and shaped by everyday interactions and responses as much as
by top-down processes and formal politics.

The conference organisers welcome papers addressing Caribbean and
diaspora in/securities
literally, culturally and ontologically and / or in comparison relative to
the wider diaspora. Cross-disciplinary explorations identified within our
various practices are welcome, as well as perspectives that address, open
up and/or complicate a nuanced understanding of Caribbean in/securities,
tensions and responses in terms of creative expression in the region,
across the diaspora, and within a shared globalization.

Suggestions for Proposals (papers and panels) include but are not limited
to the following:

• in/security and mobility: the Caribbean outside/within the metropolis

• (re)signifying in/security in Caribbean and diasporic arts practices

• vulnerability, resilience, globality: a *creolised* diasporic

• transnational/transcultural literary production as in/securities

• singing in/security: reconsidering dance, song and musical forms

• enslavement/emancipation in/securities and expression: history/poetics

• politics and in/securities: configurations of power/powerlessness in
intercultural encounters and discourses

Performance artists are encouraged to submit proposals. Abstracts from
postgraduates and early career researchers are very welcome.

*Abstracts* (no more than 300 words for papers of 20 minutes maximum)
should be *emailed to: The Conference Committee<**Caribbean at gold.ac.uk*
<Caribbean at gold.ac.uk>*>*. Please include your full name, institutional
affiliation, title, phone number and email address with your proposal. Be
sure to include a proposed title and a *short* bio.

We encourage panel proposals, which should include a detailed abstract for
each paper, a designated chair, and a short statement explaining why the
submissions should be considered as a panel rather than as individual
presentations. Do bear in mind that all papers must represent previously
unpublished work.

*Deadline for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: 21 April 2017*.

Notification of acceptance: 2 May 2017.

*Photo credit: Joan Anim-Addo*

*Dr Marl'ene Edwin FRSA *

*Deputy Director | Churchill Fellow*

*Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies (CCDS)*

*Goldsmiths, University of London*

*New Cross*

*London, SE14 6NW*

*T: 020 7919 7402*

*F: 020 7919 7403*

*E: **m.edwin at gold.ac.uk* <m.edwin at gold.ac.uk>

*W: **www.gold.ac.uk/caribbean* <http://www.gold.ac.uk/caribbean>

*W: **https://caribbeananddiasporic.wordpress.com/*
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