Call for Papers: Caribbean Irish Connections

Repeating Islands

Organizers Alison Donnell (University of Reading, UK), Maria McGarrity (LIU Brooklyn, USA) and Evelyn O’Callaghan (University of the West Indies, Barbados) invite you to send proposals for inclusion in Caribbean Irish Connections. Caribbean Irish Connections is a multidisciplinary conference and workshop to be held on November 16-17, 2012, at the Beach View Hotel in Paynes Bay, St. James, Barbados.

Description: In the middle of a story about a Jamaican woman called Miss Manda, whose speech acts reveal her as both multiply situated and ‘out of place’, the prominent Jamaican novelist Erna Brodber issues a surprising provocation to scholars of Caribbean studies, “I want to know what the Irish, the Scottish, the Welsh gave to the Creole mix as much as I want to know…what particular part of Africa is my heritage…I will solve the African riddle but who will tell me about the others?” (Brodber 1998: 75)

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