Published On: Fri, Sep 12th, 2014

14th International Conference on Caribbean Literature in Willemstad, Curaçao

ICCLWILLEMSTAD - In collaboration with the University of Curaçao and the Association of Archaeological and Anthropological Memory Management (NAAM), Morehouse College presents the 14th International Conference on Caribbean Literature, which will be held in Willemstad, Curaçao, on November 5-7, 2014.

Description: The International Conference on Caribbean Literature (ICCL) was founded in July, 1997, by Dr. Melvin B. Rahming (former Hugh M. Gloster Professor of English and former Chair of the Department of English at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia) and Dr. Jorge Roman-Lagunas (Former Director of the Center for International Studies at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana) for the purpose of promoting global understanding of Caribbean culture.

I.C.C.L. is unique. It is the only Caribbean literary forum that aims to unite, on an annual basis and in a Caribbean setting, writers and critics for concurrent presentations in the three most prominent fields of Caribbean literature — English, French and Spanish. It is also the only conference on Caribbean literature that involves the host country in all planning stages of its annual congresses.

Furthermore, although each I.C.C.L. event spotlights a few internationally acclaimed Caribbean writers and scholars — the list of keynote speakers have included The Honorable Rex Nettleford, Kenneth Ramchand, Antonio Benitez-Rojo, Jan Carew, Maryse Conde, Carol marsh-Lockhart, Brenda Flanagan, Edgardo Rodriguez-Julia, Sylvia Winter, Ian Strachan, Raphael Confiant and Earl Lovelace — some attempt is also made to expose lesser-known writers of the host country to the international audience. Finally, I.C.C.L. provides another forum for the host country to showcase its visual and performance art.

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