[Blackstudies-l] Call for Papers: Cultural Syncretism in the Caribbean (Conference in Belize)

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Fri Oct 27 13:58:19 EDT 2017

ivetteromero posted: " The 2018 Caribbean Studies Forum will be hosted by
the central campus of the University of Belize in Belmopan, Belize, from
March 4 to 11, 2017, in a unique institutional collaboration between East
Carolina University and the University of Belize. The d"
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*The 2018 Caribbean Studies Forum will be hosted by the central campus of
the University of Belize in Belmopan, Belize, from March 4 to 11, 2017, in
a unique institutional collaboration between East Carolina University and
the University of Belize. The deadline for submissions is December 15,

*Description/Guidelines*: Among the international forum’s objectives are
expanding awareness of Caribbean cultures, providing a platform for
interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies research projects, connecting a diverse
body of academics (North-South and South-South), and promoting the field of
interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies in general. The theme of this
international 2018 Caribbean Studies Forum is “Cultural Syncretism in the
Caribbean.” We hope to encourage enthusiastic scholarly reflection on what
Antonio Benítez-Rojo in *The Repeating Island* famously describes as the
Caribbean’s “sociocultural fluidity,” “ethnological and linguistic clamor,”
“historiographic turbulence,” its creolisation, supersyncretism, and

The conference takes a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach to the field
and is open to institutionally-affiliated academics, independent
researchers, research students, and the learned public. We welcome
abstracts for presentations of relevance to Caribbean Studies in general
and Caribbean cultural syncretism more specifically. Scholarship that
inhabits interstitial spaces, or that might not be easily accommodated
under more conventional disciplinary categories is especially welcome.
Approaches uniting fields such as anthropology, the arts, economics,
education, folk culture, geography, history, languages— including Creoles
and Pidgins—linguistics, literature, medicine, music, politics, psychology,
religion, and sociology are encouraged. As an interdisciplinary conference
of Caribbean Studies, paper proposals can be wide-ranging.

Thematic suggestions for proposals (papers and panels) include—but are not
limited to—the following: · Globalisation, Syncretism, and the Urban
Caribbean · Community in/security and Caribbean Art · Imagining Ecological
Vulnerability and Resilience in the Caribbean · Transcultural Literary
Production · Archives Studies and Caribbean Culture · The Hybrid Muse ·
Caribbean “Supersyncretism” · The Politics of Indigeneity in the Caribbean
· Creole Lingua Francas in Multicultural Caribbean Societies · Gender in
Caribbean Folkloric Literature · Caribbean National Cultures and Natural
Resource Management · Exotic Species Invasion in the Caribbean ·
Postcolonial Caribbean Culture · Caribbean Postmodernisms · Education and
Caribbean Multiculturality · New Theories of Caribbean Cultural Syncretism
· Cultural Syncretism in Caribbean Literature. We welcome proposals for
Papers, Panels, and Workshops.

*Submission Guidelines*: Papers should be twenty minutes; Panels with up to
four papers on a related topic may be proposed together; Workshop proposals
geared to early-career academics and research students should address a
themed topic, such as interdisciplinary research methods, or conducting
research on or in Caribbean societies and states.  Abstracts for paper
presentations (250 words), panels (200 words plus up to 150 words per
paper), or workshops (250 words) should be emailed to cdeshield at ub.edu.bz
by 15th December 2017.  Include a bio of up to 100 words for each
presenter, inclusive of contact information and email address.  Especially
for—but not limited to—undergraduate research students is a juried poster
session offering an opportunity to engage with the learned public and
communicate research findings and ideas. Participants will create
standard-sized posters for display and present their findings in a slightly
more informal setting. For poster sessions email an abstract (200 words)
and short bio (up to 100 words) to cdeshield at ub.edu.bz.

All abstracts will be vetted by a bi-institutional review committee
convened by Professor Seodial Frank H. Deena of East Carolina University.
Decisions will be communicated by early January.

Contact email: cdeshield at ub.edu.bz (Belize); deenas at ecu.edu (East Carolina)
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