In honour of the 90th birthday of noted Barbadian author, George Lamming, the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature in the Faculty of Humanities & Education at the Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies, Barbados, is holding a one-day symposium on Friday 24th November 2017. This symposium, CTC10, forms part of the Caribbean Theory and Criticism (CTC) sequence of conferences and workshops.
The symposium is for academics, researchers, professionals and graduate students with a special interest in Lamming's work - both fiction and non-fiction, and will explore all aspects of the author's work, including his early writings, poetry, short stories and his many essays and addresses.
We invite proposals from various disciplines including literature, philosophy, history, sociology, political science, cultural studies and the creative arts on topics related, but not limited, to:
Lamming and West Indian autobiography
Lamming and Caribbean Modernism
The Poetry of George Lamming
Migration, Exile and Diaspora
West Indian nationalism(s)
Lamming's philosophical thought
Lamming and the global
Lamming and Cuba
Proposals of up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 15th October 2017 to:
Andrew Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Richard Clarke (email@example.com) or
Nicola Hunte (firstname.lastname@example.org)