UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, CAVE HILL
DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS AND LITERATURE
CAVE HILL THEORY PROJECT
Wednesday November 26, 2008: 3rd Workshop on Caribbean Theory
Tuesday November 25, 2008: Public Lecture: David Scott (Columbia University), November 2008
May 7, 2008: Public Lecture: Esiaba Irobi: "Before They Danced in Chains: History, Power, Aesthetics, and the Construction of an Afro-Caribbean Identity in Barbados, 1628-2008," Arts Lecture Theatre at 7 pm
April 21, 2008: Seminar Series in Theory and Criticism: Evelyn O’Callaghan, "Naipaul’s Legacy: Created in the West Indies – For Export"
April 7, 2008: RACE AND RACISM, 2nd Workshop on Caribbean Theory (Chair: Don Marshall):
Hilbourne Watson (Bucknell University), "Race and International Relations: Raciology, Garveyism and the Limits of Black Nationalism in the Caribbean"
Richard Clarke, "Three Theories in Search of an Object: Caribbean Theorists on Race."
Andrew Armstrong, "‘It’s in the Blood’: Race and Skin-Colour in Caryl Phillips’s The Nature of Blood"
Nicola Hunte, "Distinctions between Colour and Race: Representations of Identity in Remembering Babylon and Heartland"
Philip Nanton, "Eulogizing Heroes and Locating Freedom: Problematizing Three Recent Barbadian Texts"
March 31, 2008: Seminar Series in Theory and Criticism: Nicola Hunte, "Re-claiming Loss through Images of Dismemberment: the Construction of Self in Omeros and Beloved"
March 10, 2008: Seminar Series in Theory and Criticism: Egberto Almenas, "Beyond the Tropicalist Style: José Marti against Postmodernism"
February 28-March 1, 2008: HISTORY, FABLE AND MYTH: LAMMING AT 80, the 27th Annual Conference on West Indian Literature
February 28, 2008: Seminar Series in Theory and Criticism: Richard Clarke, "The Chicken and the Egg: Culture, Identity, Text"
February 4, 2008: Seminar Series in Theory and Criticism: Andrew Armstrong, "African Literature and the International Literary Marketplace"
January 28, 2008: Seminar Series in Theory and Criticism: Esiaba Irobi (School of Theater, Ohio University; Professor of Theatre and Film, EBCCI), "Taking the Bull by the Balls: the Oriki Theory of African and African Diasporic Performance and Orature"
January 16, 2008: Public Lecture: Bhoendradatt Tewarie (UWI, St. Augustine), "V. S. Naipaul’s Contribution to Caribbean Literature and History" [includes a filmed interview with Naipaul]
December 3, 2007: Simeon McIntosh (Dean, Faculty of Law, UWI, Cave Hill), "West Indian Constitutional Authorship
November 19, 2007: Stewart Brown (Centre for West African Studies, University of Birmingham), "Why is That? What it Mean? Reading Sycorax"
November 5, 2007: Don Marshall (Senior Fellow, SALISES, UWI, Cave Hill): "Metanarratives of Finance"
October 22, 2007: Philip Nanton, "Knowing and Not Knowing George Lamming: Personal Style and Metropolitan Influences"
October 8, 2007: Sherry Asgill, "The Interpretation and Ethics of Belief"
September 24, 2007: Jane Bryce, "'Self-Writing as History: How a Postcolonial Writer Represents the Past"
September 10, 2007: Richard Clarke, "What is Nut Grass and Why are They Saying such Terrible Things about It?"
Downloadable PDFs of the schedule for 2007-2008 are available here:
All presentations that form part of the Seminar Series in Theory and Criticism are in the Bruce St. John Conference Room from 10.30 am.
April 4, 2006: Thomas Glave (SUNY, Binghamton):
Seminar: "Queering Caribbean Literature," Bruce St. John Conference Room, 10.30 am-noon
Public Reading from Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (2005), ALT, 8 pm
March 15, 2006: INAUGURAL WORKSHOP ON CARIBBEAN THEORY, Dean's Meeting Room (Chair: Jane Bryce):
Bernard Boxill, "Du Bois and Douglass on the Sorrow Songs" [abstract] [Respondent: Curwen Best]
Sherry Asgill, "Justice and Civil Disobedience: a Response to Boxill"
Richard Clarke, "A History of a Muse: Some Thoughts on the Caribbean Sublime"
Philip Nanton, "Evolution of Sexual Discourse and the Influence of the HIV / AIDS Epidemic on Caribbean Analysis"
March 14, 2006: Public Lecture: Bernard Boxill (Pardue Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
(Re)Thinking Caribbean Culture, Inaugural Conference on Caribbean Theory, UWI, Cave Hill, June 5-7, 2001.
Dr. Richard Clarke,
Telephone: (246) 417-4411