The 2013 West Indian Literature Conference—Multiple Textualities: Imagining the Caribbean Nation—will take place on October 11-13, 2013, at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau, Bahamas. Because many people either did not receive the call for papers, the deadline has been extended to August 4, 2013. See description below:
Description: Charles V. Carnegie in his multimodal text, Postcolonialism Prefigured: Caribbean Borderlands, argues that “nationalism both presumes and demands a fundamental sameness, whether through a common pledge of loyalty to a set of civic principles or through supposedly shared primordial characteristics such as language or ethnicity.” His text urges Caribbeanists to question the inflexibility of nationalist dialogues that construct West Indian identities. This and other recent critiques of nationalist discourse draw attention to the limitations of nationalism in conceiving and constructing individual and communal West Indian experiences.
Further, “this presumption of homogeneity”, Carnegie asserts, “sets up both external and…
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