Program

THURSDAY, 9 FEBRUARY – CIW BUILDING (BUILDING 188), FELLOWS LANE, ANU

8.30 Registration

9.00 Conference opening / Welcome to country

9.30 Keynote lecture

Don E. Walicek, “Captivity and freedom in Guantánamo Bay, a Caribbean site of conscience.”

10.30 Morning tea

11.00 Session 1

Anne Hickling-Hudson, “Interiority and the Grenada Revolution, 1979-1983: A retrospective on educational change.”

Kit Candlin, “Deep Inside the Fedon Rebellion: Grenada 1795.”

12.00 Session 2

Anabel Fernandez Santana, “Children of the new man: Collective identities and cultural consumption in Havana youth.”

Diane Austin-Broos, “Willis Ogilvy Isaacs: A life.”

1.00 Lunch

2.00 Session 3

Caryn Rae Adams, “Uncomfortable truths: Fictional autobiography as narrative resistance in A Brief History of Seven Killings.”

Russell McDougall, “Imperial and postcolonial fictions of Pauline Bonaparte.”

3.00 Afternoon tea

3.15 Session 4

Brian J. Hudson, “A geographer explores Caribbean literature and discovers some interesting interior features.”

Susan Wilczak, “Reflection and identity: Contemporary women artists of Curacao search the natural and cultural environment of the island for inspiration and the inner motivation to create their art.”

Bernice J. deGannes Scott, “Pan on the move: From Port-of-Spain to the rest of the world.”

4.45 Book launch

5.30 Close

7.00 Conference dinner, The Drill Hall Gallery – details here

Steelpan: Courtney Leiba


FRIDAY, 10 FEBRUARY – CIW BUILDING (BUILDING 188), FELLOWS LANE, ANU

MORNING

9.10 Keynote lecture

John Rashford, “Perspectives on the baobab’s Guinea Tamarind name in Tobago.”

10.10 Morning tea

10.30 Session 5

Laurence Brown, “A migration revolution: Island frontiers and demographic transitions, 1750-1790.”

Kathleen E. A. Monteith, “The coffee planters: Their residency, status and demographic profile in early nineteenth century plantation Jamaica.”

11.30 Session 6

Carlos Eduardo Morreo, “A debt is a powerful device: PetroCaribe and the unmaking of ‘socialist oil’ in Jamaica.”

Kathleen Phillips-Lewis, “Global versus local in the construction of Caribbean identity.”

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Session 7

Consuelo Martinez-Reyes, “Economies on and off screen in Juan de los Muertos and Dólares de arena.”

Kim-Marie Spence, “Beyond the stereotype: Reggae, class and policy in Jamaica.”

Dinah Hippolyte, “Tobacco control in Trinidad and Tobago: A framework theory for conceptual approach.”

3.00 Afternoon tea

3.15 Session 8

Sue Thomas, “The haunting of Julia Martin in Jean Rhys’s After Leaving Mr Mackenzie.”

Ruth Mahalia McHugh-Dillon, “Junot Díaz and Dany Laferrière: Race and masculinity inside the bedroom.”

4.15 Performance poetry

Angelique V. Nixon, “Saltwater Trouble.”

5.15 Close

Dinner – own arrangements


SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY – ANU CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES (BUILDING 67C), 1 LIVERSIDGE STREET, ANU

9.00 Biennial General Meeting

9.30 Session 9

Justine K. Collins, “The transplantation of Common Law in the British West
Indies and the reverberations thereof, 1700-1900.”

Jany Joseph, “Beryl Gilroy and Joyce Gladwell: Taking Control.”

10.30 Morning tea

10.45 Session 10

Anne Collett, “Claude McKay’s Desolate City.”

Sophie Pappenheim, “ ‘Nègres pieds-à-terre, nègres va-nu-pieds’: Reading the interiors of allegory in Gouverneurs de la rosée.”

Ben Etherington, “ ‘The liquid Negro language of the South’: Claude McKay’s Exemplary Doggerel.”

12.15 Lunch

CONFERENCE CLOSE