Caribbean Research Seminar in the North

26 Sep ‘14
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1.00PM - 5.20PM

Venue: A7, Pathfoot building, University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is delighted to host the next Caribbean Research Seminar in the North in association with the Society for Caribbean Studies. Join us on Friday 26 September for an afternoon of presentations, readings and discussion.

The event is free of charge and open to staff, students and members of the public.  See below to RSVP.

Programme
13:00-13:30
     Registration and tea/coffee

13:30-14:20
Bill Marshall (Stirling)
Speaking and Dancing in Cayenne

14:20-15:10
Silvia Espelt Bombín (St Andrews)
Frontier Alliances and Rebellions: Indigenous people and Europeans in French Guiana and Brazil (Amapá state), 17th-18th Centuries

15:10-15:40     Tea/coffee

15:40-16:30
Karen Salt (Aberdeen)
All Hail the Queen: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and the Power of Recognition in the 19th-Century Atlantic World

16:30-17:20
Vahni Capildeo (Cambridge) and Kei Miller (Royal Holloway) Poetry reading and conversation

Speakers
Bill Marshall is Professor of Comparative Cultural Studies in the Division of Literature and Languages at the University of Stirling. He is the author of The French Atlantic: Travels in Culture and History.

Silvia Espelt Bombín is a Research Fellow in Latin American History in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. She is currently working on two related research projects with Mark Harris (St Andrews): Past lessons for future challenges in the Brazilian Amazon and Rebellions, Alliances and Politics http://rebellions.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/project/.

Karen Salt is a Caribbeanist with an interest in the construction and representation of race and power, with a particular focus on Haitian politics and culture. At the University of Aberdeen, she works in the departments of English and French, and is currently completing two book projects: All Hail the Queen: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and the Power of Recognition in the 19th century Atlantic World and Twilight Spaces: Caribbean Political Ecology Amidst the Islands.

Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian writer of poetry and prose. She is the Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow 2014-15, and is the author of No Traveller Returns, Person Animal Figure, Undraining Sea, Dark and Unaccustomed Words, and Utter.

Kei Miller was born in Jamaica and writes across a range genres. He is the author of Kingdom of Empty Bellies, There Is an Anger That Moves, The Same Earth, The Last Warner Woman, A Light Song of Light, Writing Down the Vision: Essays & Prophecies, and The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion.

A reservation will be made at a local restaurant for those wishing to go to dinner after the seminar. Please contact gemma.robinson@stir.ac.uk for booking, and with any other enquiries/dietary requirements.

RSVP: Registration is free, but compulsory. To reserve a place, please email: gemma.robinson@stir.ac.uk

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