New Paradigms for the Caribbean in the Age of Globalization

Date: November 10-11, 2005

Location: Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS), room 211
320 York Street, New Haven, CT 

Sponsors: Co-sponsored by The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, American Studies and African American Studies

Speakers: Hazel V. Carby, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and Professor of American Studies at Yale University, and Director of the Initiative on Race, Gender and Globalization.

Panel One: Politics and Culture
Tony Bogues (Brown University), “The Politics of Power and Violence: Rethinking the Political in the Caribbean”
Michelle A. Stephens (Mount Holyoke College),“Re-imagining Sovereignty in the Multiple Caribbean”
Deborah Thomas (Duke University), “Violence, Space, and Remapping Globality: New Frontiers in Jamaica”

Panel Two: Diasporic Fictions
Belinda Edmondson (Rutgers University),“Caribbean Middlebrow: Global Popular Culture and the Caribbean Middle Class”
Rhonda Frederick (Boston College), “Migrating Fictions: Jamaican Culture and Globalization”
Nicole King (University of California, San Diego),“Unstable Foundations: Reading Representations of Family, The Body and Diaspora”