CSA 41st ANNUAL CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PAPERS / APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS / CONVOCATORIA DE PONENCIAS
CARIBBEAN GLOBAL MOVEMENTS: PEOPLE, IDEAS, CULTURE, ARTS and ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
Hotel Karibe, Pétionville, Haïti, June 5-11, 2016
The Caribbean has always been the site of global interactions and transactions. Movements from one place to the other across diverse geographic locations and spaces (from island to island, the circum-Caribbean and from the region to continental locations) have played an important role in the dissemination of ideas and sharing of cultural practices from the indigenous people’s pre-Columbian experience to the contemporary Caribbean. Haitian scholar Michel Rolph Trouillot has argued in Global Transformations, that the Caribbean has long been global with its “massive flow of goods, peoples, information, and capital across huge areas of the earth’s surface in ways that make the parts dependent on the whole” (2003: 47). This conference will establish a cross-disciplinary and trans-lingual encounter that will reinforce the intellectual integration of various linguistic and spatial locations of the Caribbean. It will be also an occasion to have much needed conversation about the vital contributions of Haiti to the region and the world, particularly in terms of history of resistance, knowledge production, and the arts.