CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LOUISE BENNETT (6/20/09): JOURNAL OF WEST INDIAN LITERATURE SPECIAL ISSUE

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JOURNAL OF WEST INDIAN LITERATURE
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i.nwankwo@vanderbilt.edu

The profound impact of Louise Bennett’s work on generations of Jamaicans and others who were inspired and invigorated by her writings, radio and TV shows, performances, and person is legend. Scholars and performers have added to her legacy, highlighting and building on the power of her gifts.

This special issue aims to shine a spotlight on the impact of Louise Bennett’s life and works. Through scholarly essays, interviews and contributions in other genres, it hopes to illustrate that Bennett’s work itself, as well as the artistic, conceptual and philosophical models and approaches it contained, were, and are, crucial to notions of Jamaican, Caribbean, post/colonial and Black identities.

Contributions of no longer than 5,000 words that address any aspect of the issue’s overall theme, whether from a scholarly, personal or artistic perspective, are welcome.

Please submit manuscripts as double-spaced MS Word documents, using the MLA referencing style with endnotes and bibliography, to i.nwankwo@vanderbilt.edu by June 20, 2009.

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african-american
journals_and_collections_of_essays
poetry
postcolonial