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The Caribbean, the Land and the People

Van 8 tot en met 11 mei 2012 zullen tijdens de Caribische literatuurconferentie The Caribbean, the Land and the People 55 presentaties worden verzorgd. Er zijn 14 sprekers van lokale bodem. De overige wetenschappers/schrijvers zijn afkomstig uit andere Caribische landen of de landen van diaspora.

De volgende thema’s zullen de revue passeren:
Dinsdag: Markante Caribische vrouwen, Vrouwenstrijd, Literatuur en Politiek.
Woensdag: Seksualiteit, Geografische Ruimte als Literaire Ruimte,
Culturele Kruisbestuiving, Publiceren in het Caribisch gebied
Donderdag: Vervreemding en Dislocatie vanuit Caribisch perspectief,
Kinder- en Jeugdliteratuur, Bovennatuurlijke Krachten in Vrouwenstrijd
Vrijdag: Literatuur in dans, muziek, beeldende kunst en drama.Plaats: Hotel Krasnapolsky, Paramaribo

Provisionary program

Tuesday 8 mei, 2012
Time Activity Location
8.00 – 9.00 Registration Hotel Krasnapolsky
9.00 – 9.30 Welcome Speeches
1-2-3 Room 1
9.30 – 10.30 Keynote + Interview
Featured writer Cynthia McLeod (Su) on historical novels and Elisabeth van der Lith. Room 1
10.30 – 10.45 Pauze
10.45 – 12.15 A. Tribute to Caribbean women: individual papers on women writers
Mediator: Hilde Neus
2. Geta LeSeur (US) researches the voice of Eva Dorcas in Lovelace’s ‘Wine of Astonishment’.
3. Rihana Jamaludin (Su/Nl) talks about the forgotten elite in Suriname in regards to historical novels.
4. Carolyn J. Cooper (Jam) looks for resistance in the fiction of Jamaica Kincaid.
5. Hilde Neus (Su) searches for common grounds in work by Belle van Zuylen and Gertrude Stein.

B. Female struggle
Mediator: Lila Gobardhan
1. J. Thorington Springer (US) questions male writers on patriarchy and gender.
2. Karina Smith (Austr) looks into performance of tomboyism in ‘Janie, Cricketing lady’.
3. Nancy de Randamie (Su) talks about mother-son relationships in literature and research in Suriname.
4. Tanya Sitaram (Su) talks about female pandits in Suriname.
5. Kirtie Algoe (Su) speaks about feminist scholarship in Suriname.

12.15 – 12.45 Plenary overview simultaneous sessions Room 1
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch / presentation on TOURS Hallway
14.00 – 15.30 Paper presentations:
A. Literature and politics: Women, Citizenship and globalization; Negotiating Multiple Spaces.
Chair: Adelaide Russo
1. Simone James Alexander (US) looks at the problems of migration in Andrea Levy’s ‘Small Island’.
2. Daphne Lamothe (US) explores the creating of new communities in Paule Marshall’s ‘Daughters’.
3. Winnifred Brown-Glaude (US) will focus on the status of market higglers in present day Jamaica.
4. Vilna Bashi Treitler (US) talks about the using of gender in racial hierarchies of Caribbeans in the USA.B. Literature and politics: Puerto Rico
Chair: Maritza Stanchich (PR)
1. M Stanchich
2. Adriana Mulero Claudio
3. Xiomara P. Caro
4. ?

15.30 – 16.00 Plenary overview simultaneous sessions Room 1
19.30 – 22.00 Vernissage Exhibition Kit-ling Tjon Pian Gi (Su)
Speakers: Stanly Sidoel Fort ZeelandiaWednesday 9 May, 2012 Scholars
Time Activity Location
8.30 – 9.00 Registration Hotel Krasnapolsky
9.00 – 10.00 Guest spreakers 2 en 3
Joan Hillhouse (Jam) will look at the challenges inherent in writing from a small place, the desire to make the work culturally specific while universal in scope.
Rihana Jamaludin (Su) talks about eroticism and spirituality.
Room 1
10.00 – 10.15 Break
10.15 – 11.45 Simultaneous paper presentations

A. Female sexuality
Chair: Joan Hillhouse (Jam)

1. Arlette Codfried (Su) discusses the pussy politics
2. Veronica Farrel (T&T) will talk about Opal Palmer Adisa and the female voice.
3. Jerry Dewnarain (Su) looks at the role of Kala Pani and homosexuality in the work of several authors.
4. Opal Palmer Adisa

B. Geography as literary space: relocation
Panel chair: Edyta Oczkowitz (US)
1. She explains the strengths of dislocation in the theater text ‘Comrade, Bliss Ain’t Playing’ by Josefina Baez.
2. Sarah Barbour (US) will talk about physical and psychological exile in Gisele Pineau’s ‘Exil selon Julia’.
3. Judith Misrahi-Barak (Fr) will focus on positive aspects of relocation in work of Espinet and McWatt.
4. Victoria Bridges Moussaron (Fr) will enlighten on the ways Jamaica Kincaid wrote ‘My brother’ as a testimonium.

11.45 – 12.15 Plenary overview simultaneous sessions Room 1
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.45 Round Table conversation 1

Cross cultural fertilisation
Chair : Ismene Krishnadath
Angela Roe (US) touches the silence in her families history over three generations.
Karin Lachmising (Su) looks at the concept of silence in writing and reaching the audience.
Danielle Boodoo (T&T) explores landscape in the writing of poetry, thus shaping ideas of home and belonging.

14.45 – 16.00 Round Table conversation 2

Publishing strategies
Chair : Joanne Hillhouse (Antigua)
1. Ismene Krishnadath (Su) talks about publishing strategies in Suriname.
2. Nicole Roberts and Elizabeth Walcott (both UWI St. Aug.) will discuss problems associated with publishing a multi-lingual volume.
Brooke Wooldridge (US) will talk about the digital library of the Caribbean, a new model for library collections.
Holly Bynoo – (St Vincent) The New Archive Era. Arts publishing and change in the Caribbean.

19.30 – 22.00 Book market / Story telling/ Readings Fort ZeelandiaThursday 10 May, 2012 Writers
Time Activity Location
8.30 – 9.00 Registration Hotel Krasnapolsky
9.00 – 10.00 Guest speakers 4 en 5
4. Olga Buckley (Aruba)
5. Sylviane Vayabouri (FR. Guyane) Room 1
10.00 – 10.15 Break
10.15 – 11.45 Simultaneous paper presentationsDisplacement
Panel chair: Angeletta KM Gourdine
1. Solimar Otero (US) talks about re-location, past and performing memory regarding Havana.
2. Angeletta Gourdine (US) enlightens us on gendering tourism in Haiti.
3. Adelaide Russo (US) looks into Suzanna Césaire contributions to the journal ‘Tropiques’.
4. Crystal Felima (US) touches on gender based violence in Haiti.

Education and literature
Panel chair: Welmoed Ventura (Su)
1. Lila Gobardhan-Rambocus (Su) focuses on girls in Suriname schools.
2. Hedy Goeldjar (Su) will talk about the earlier youth literature in Suriname.
3. Melissa Garcia Vega (PR) explores children’s literature and the environment.
4. Hilli Arduin (SU) makes a plea for identification in children’s books.
5. Carry-Ann Tjong-Ayong (Su) teaches us children’s songs and explores a similar past.
Room 1, Room 2
11.45 – 12.15 Plenary overview simultaneous sessions Room 1
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Simultaneous paper presentations

A. Female struggle: super natural powers in women
Chair: Meredith Gadsby (US)
1. Giselle Anatole (US) focuses on the Soucouyant as a vamperic memory in D. Chariandy’s book
2. Antonia MacDonald (Gren) talks about the diablesse in work of CLR James and Merle Collins.
3. Rae Ann Meriwether (US) presents on the black witch in ‘Tituba’ by Maryse Condé.
4. Vanessa Nelsen (US) looks into the father figure and robot replica in ‘Papi’

15.00 – 15.30 Plenary overview simultaneous sessions Room 1

19.30 – 22.00 Book market / Poetry night/ Fort Zeelandia

Friday 11 May 2012 Theater

Time Activity Location
8.30 – 9.00 Registration Hotel Krasnapolsky
9.00 – 10.00 Guest speakers 6 en 7
6. Annie Paul (Antigua)
7. Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi (Su) looks at the inner strength and resilience of Caribbean women as artists. Room 1
10.00 – 10.15 Break
10.15 – 11.45 Paper presentations:

Modernizing oral traditions: on Art
Chair: Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi (Su)
1. Belinda Wallace (US) explores Jamaican dance hall music by Lady Saw and Tanya Shirley.
2. Lauren Eldridge (US) looks at the healing in Haiti through music education.
3. Michelle Wilkinson (US) will express that design is used to make choices in Guyana.

Chair: Solimar Otero (US)
1. Eric Mayer-Garcia (US) looks at gender roles in the play ‘Mud’ by Maria Fornès.
2. Agnes Dangreville (US/Fr) researches hybridization in theater texts by Schwartz-Bart and Tropicana.

12.45 – 13.15 Plenary overview simultaneous sessions Room 1
13.15 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.30 Business meeting ACWWS
Room 1
19.30 – 22.00 Celebration night / Cultural show
Fort ZeelandiaSaturday 12 May 2012Time Activity Location
Optional Tours See Waterproof Tours Suriname

De organisatoren van dit geheel zijn het Instituut voor de Opleiding van Leraren, Schrijversgroep ’77 en de Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars.

Sponsors zijn: N.V. Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname, Nederlandse Taalunie, Surinam Airways, Telesur, Directoraat Cultuur, Alliance Francaise, Readytex Art Galery.

Voor meer informatie kunt u altijd mailen naar of bellen naar 520513, 8912005, 8784120.

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