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Events 2013 - 14


Summer term

Thursday 8 May, Papillote Press & Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies present

'Love for an Island', a one-day symposium and UK book launch of The Collected Poems of Phyllis Shand Allfrey, edited by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

Tuesday 20 May

Julia Gaffield (Georgia State University/Humanities Research Centre Transatlantic Fellow),

'International Indecision after the Haitian Declaration of Independence'

Thursday 26 June

Matthew Bishop (University of the West Indies/YPCCS Visiting Fellow)

‘International Political Economy and Caribbean Thought’ (joint event with PAIS)

Spring term

Tuesday 4 February, Karen Salt (University of Aberdeen),

'All Hail the Queen: The Branding of Haiti in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World'

Tuesday 11 March, Philip Kaisary (Law/YPCCS),

'The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination: Radical Horizons, Conservative Constraints'.

Respondent: Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool).


Autumn term

Tuesday 29th October, Professor Silvio Torres-Saillant, Syracuse University

Annual Walter Rodney lecture
“The Advent of Blackness:The Caribbean and the Birth of Racial Modernity.”

Tuesday 12th November,

Pauline Melville, In conversation and reading from her work

Tuesday 3 December, by Chris Campbell (YPCCS),

'"A Colonial Made Gent"? Henry Swanzy at the BBC: World Literature and Broadcast Culture at the End of Empire'