Call for papers. Locating Guyane: an international, multidisciplinary conference, 10-11 July 2014 (deadline 28 Feb 2014)
French Guiana (Guyane française), overseas department of France in equatorial South America and 'ultraperipheral region' of the EU, consists of a land area equivalent to that of a European country, though boasts a population that would barely people a European city. The region seems to typify the "faultline between the large and the little" which Richard Price has attributed to Martinique, yet it remains on the margins of Antilles-dominated discourses of postcolonial/creole identities. This conference aims to explore the conceptual situation of Guyane, as a relational space characterised by dynamics of interaction and conflict between the local and the global.