CSA Panel: Writing the Rhythm - Musical and Sonic Aesthetics in Caribbean Fiction (02/04/10; Barbados, May 24-28 2010)

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Panel title: WRITING THE RHYTHM: MUSICAL AND SONIC AESTHETICS IN CARIBBEAN FICTION (to take place at the Caribbean Studies Association annual conference in Barbados, May 24-28, 2010)

Proposals are invited for a panel on musical and sonic aesthetics in Caribbean fiction. While written texts are not usually considered aural or sonic, many Caribbean novels, from McKay's _Home to Harlem_ to Selvon's _Lonely Londoners_, to contemporary 'reggae novels' have not only incorporated and described music and sound, but have borrowed the sonic, thematic and formal aesthetics of black music forms including jazz, gospel, calypso, reggae/dancehall and salsa. Papers might explore strategies, forms or styles that re-create sound, song and music in Caribbean fiction, or the relationship between written and musical texts.

Papers may be presented in English, French, Spanish.

Please send paper proposals (no more than 200 words) with a short biography by February 4, 2010 to:

Njelle Hamilton
Department of English
Brandeis University
Email: njelleh@brandeis.edu

Panelists must be members of the CSA by the time of the conference.

Info at: http://www.caribbeanstudiesassociation.org/