Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

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Dr. Emily Allen Williams/Paine College School of Arts and Sciences

New e-journal
Caribbean Vistas:
Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
• Subject: New e-journal, Caribbean Vistas ( a forum for the artistic presentation and critical review of Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanophone Caribbean Literatures, Arts and Cultures)
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• Date: April 22, 2012 (EDT)
From: Dr. Emily Allen Williams, Founding Editor*


Announcing: Launch of Volume 1/Issue 1 in August/September 2012

Caribbean Vistas, a refereed journal [written in English in electronic format], will serve as an academic and cultural resource for researchers as well as a formal venue for scholarly discussion.

Articles in Caribbean Vistas will examine Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanophone literatures, cultures, languages, visual arts, and performance arts from pluralistic perspectives with emphases on works created in the 20th and 21st centuries.

A section for previously unpublished poetry of Caribbean writers will also be a feature of Caribbean Vistas. Dr. Kwame Dawes, noted author and cultural critic, is the Poetry Editor of Caribbean Vistas.

Reviews in Caribbean Vistas will analyze recent fiction, poetry, drama, and literary nonfiction as well as scholarly/reference works in the disciplines.

Caribbean Vistas (ISSN 2150-8917) will be published twice a year (Summer and Winter) for the on-line academic, artistic, and cultural community by the Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium.

The first volume/issue will appear in Summer/Fall 2012.


Caribbean Vistas will be available on the World Wide Web at

Our site on the World Wide Web will be active, though still under construction, as of March 11, 2012.


The Caribbean Vistas Editorial Group is representative of the international academic, artistic, and cultural community and includes artists and scholars with wide-ranging interests and experience, from emerging to well-established
senior academics and artistic professionals.

Emily Allen Williams: Caribbean Literary Critic, Writing Consultant, Educational Administrator
Poetry Editor
Kwame Dawes, University of Nebraska

Editorial Board
Francisco Cabanillas, Bowling Green State University
Sandra Campbell, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)
Keith B. Mitchell, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Cyril Dabydeen, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Janice Fournillier, Georgia State University
Derrilyn Morrison, Macon State College
Alix Pierre, Spelman College
Victor Ramraj, University of Calgary (Canada)
Melvin B. Rahming, Morehouse College
Keja Valens, Salem State College
Thomas Ward, Loyola University Maryland
Christopher Winks, Queens College, CUNY


Caribbean Vistas invites contributions on literary, artistic, and cultural topics as well as essays on interdisciplinary studies from the Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanophone cultural traditions.

Previously unpublished poetry of Caribbean literary artists is also welcomed.
Literary nonfiction essays will be accepted for publication consideration in the second issue of Caribbean Vistas.

Visual art images accompanied by artistic statements will also be accepted for publication consideration in the second issue of Caribbean Vistas.

Specifications, including style sheets, are available from the editor.

Contributions (for the second issue - Winter/Spring 2012-13), including critical essays, poetry, literary nonfiction, visual art images, bibliographies, notices, letters to the editor and other materials may be submitted to the Editor by electronic mail at or The deadline for submissions is September 01, 2012.

Electronic mail submissions are accepted in Microsoft Word format only.

All submissions must follow the current Modern Language Association
Documentation Style.


For additional information, or to join our mailing list, send a brief message to or The editor will respond to all inquiries.

*Dr. Emily Allen Williams is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Paine College. She is the author/editor of Beyond the Canebrakes: Caribbean Women Writers in Canada (2008); Changing Currents: Transnational Caribbean Literary and Cultural Criticism (2006); The Critical Response to Kamau Brathwaite (2004); Anglophone Caribbean Poetry, 1970-2001: An Annotated Bibliography (2002); and Poetic Negotiations of Identity in the Works of Brathwaite, Harris, Senior and Dabydeen (1999). Her essays, interviews and reviews appear in the journals Wasafiri, African American Review, Canadian Literature Review, The Caribbean Writer, Journal of African American Men, and CLA Journal, among others. A Fulbright Scholar at UWI/Jamaica (2000-2001), Allen-Williams is currently writing the biography of Kamau Brathwaite.