(Last 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) remind us that the call for papers for Caribbean Irish Connections is almost over; the deadline is June 29, 2012. Caribbean Irish Connections, a multidisciplinary conference and workshop, will be held in Barbados on November 16-17, 2012, at the Beach View Hotel in Paynes Bay, St. James, Barbados [also see Call for Papers: Caribbean Irish Connections.]

Although there has been more recent scholarship on the connections between Ireland and the Caribbean, such as The Black and Green Atlantic: Cross-Currents of the African and Irish Diasporas, edited by O’Neill and Lloyd, there remains still too little conversation between scholars based in Caribbean Studies and Irish Studies. This conference aims to open up these conversations as they pertain to history, politics, language, geography, expressive cultural forms, and everyday practices…

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