UPDATE: Caribbean/US or Caribbean/Canadian Performance Poetry, Sound, and Music (4/30/03; collection)

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P.C.V. Javier
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Call for Papers: Connections between US/Caribbean, Canadian Caribbean
sound, performance poetry, and music

Three additional essays are needed for Bridges of Sound: the
Translocality of Caribbean Performance Poetry and Music, a collection on
the translocality of Caribbean poetry, music, and sound in the North
American (US and Canada) context. Topics may include:
=B7 the South Asian/Jamaican deejay scene in New York
=B7 the Caribbean poetry scene in Florida
=B7 North American performance poetry/ musical/lyrical
performance influenced by Trinidadian calypso, soca, rapso, soggae, etc.
=B7 Poets of the Dominican Republic and Cuba (or) Guadeloupe,
Martinique, and Haiti in the North American context.
=B7 Ringbang in the North American context
These essays should be informed by Caribbean studies, postcolonial
studies, transnational studies, and/or sound studies.

Deadline for abstracts: April 30th, 2003
Send to Dr. Loretta Collins, Associate Professor, English Department,
Humanities Faculty, University of Puerto Rico, R=EDo Piedras
e-mail address: harderthey_at_hotmail.com
or Lcollins_at_rrpac.upr.clu.edu

The essay collection Bridges of Sound: the Translocality of
Caribbean Performance Poetry and Music will examine some of the more
innovative works arising from 1) the artists movements back and forth
from the Caribbean region to locations in North America (the US and
Canada); 2)the engagement of Caribbean poets and musicians with
expressive forms found in the Americas (such as Kamau Brathwaite's
interest in African American and Caribbean "Shango train songs" or
country and western music of St. Lucia); 3) creative collaborations
between Caribbean performance poets/ musicians and artists of various
North American communities (such as the recordings of reggae and dub
poetry by Jamaican and First Nations/ Native American artists in the
Ottawa collective "The Fire This Time"); and 4) the Caribbeanization
of North American cities spaces, musical cultures, poetic productions,
and sound structures (in such works as Wyclef Jean's rap/ musical CD
Carnival, boogaloo influences in African American and Puerto Rican
poetry in the US, or Canadian Jamaican dub poet, playwright, and film
maker ahdri zhina mandielas "dub theatre" piece dark diaspora in dub).
The collection may be issued with a CD, so we might have the opportunity
of enhancing our articles with audio footnotes.

The University of Wisconsin Press series editors Adalaide Morris, Lynn
Keller, and Alan Golding have expressed great interest in the
project. After the manuscript has been completed it will be sent to
peer reviewers, who will make final determinations about the essays to
be included in the collection.

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