Lamming at 90: A Symposium in honour of the 90 birthday of George Lamming

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November 24, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Literature, Nationalism History / Studies, Philosophy, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies

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 ( or

Richard Clarke ( or

Nicola Hunte (