Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium: April 24 - 26, 2013

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Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences

Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium
April 24 - 26, 2013

The Political Positioning of Caribbean Arts and Culture
Paine College, School of Arts and Sciences
Contact: Dean Emily Allen Williams 706-821-8326

The theme of the Third Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium is The Political Positioning of Caribbean Arts and Cultures. Organizers of the symposium are interested in receiving proposals from faculty, independent scholars, graduate students, undergraduate students, artists, and designers working in the literary, visual, performing, design, and communication arts as well as cultural, gender, historical, social, and political studies. ALL TOPICS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

 Political Leaders and Artistic Influence
 Literary Criticism and Popular Culture
 Caribbean Design and Political Influence
 Technology and Transformation
 Rastafarianism: A Global Movement
 Caribbean Political Reflections in a Post 9/11 World
 Caribbean Performance and Imitation
 Tracing Traditions: Art, History, and Politics
 Carnival and Junkanoo
 Caribbean and African American Connections

Proposals are sought in three categories:

1. Professors, independent scholars, artists, and designers
2. Graduate students
3. Undergraduate students

Please indicate your status in the proposal. Proposals should be no more than one page and provide the title and thesis of the paper, panel, or round table discussion.

For proposed panel sessions, the title of the panel is requested as well as the title and thesis of each presenter's paper.

For proposed round table discussions, provide the title of the discussion group, names of participants, and tentative topics for discussion.

All proposals must include name, institutional or other affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number(s). Papers must have a reading time of no more than twenty (20) minutes. Round table discussions are limited to forty-five (45) minutes.

Please note technology and space requests in the proposal.
All proposals are due no later than November 16, 2012, for full consideration.

Submit to: or
Dr. Emily Allen Williams - Director, Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium