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Lugano Caribbean Conference

“Vodou & Créolité”

April 7-9, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Simone Schwarz-Bart, novelist & playwright



Simone Schwarz-Bart. Photo Ghislaine Nanga.

Vodou & Gender / L‟œuvre de Simone Schwarz-Bart / Materialism and Folk Religion/ Zombies and „revenants‟ in novels by André and Simone Schwarz-Bart/ Chamoiseau et l‟oralité / Caribbean Cityscapes / Traumas / Diasporic Vodou / Representation of Caribbean Women/ Comparative Caribbean Fiction / Caribbean Literary Chronologies: Négritude, Antillianité, and Créolité (Negritud-Negrismo, Antillanidad e Hibridez)/ Caribbean Modernity/ Caribbean Cinema & Films about the Caribbean/ Literary Expressions of the Haitian Diaspora in Québec/ Caribbean Performance: Theater, Dance & Music/ Travel Writing / Migration to and from the Caribbean / Reunifying Hispaniola/ Women Voicing Caribbean Realities / Caribbean Autobiography/ Creole Religions of the Caribbean Cultural Zone: Santéria, Candomblé and Vodou/ Anglophone Caribbean Poetry/ Ambiguities of Race, Class and Gender/ Diaspora(s) / Indigenism, Spiralism and Magical Realism / Contemporary French West Indian Fiction/ Conflicting Nationalisms in Haiti and the Dominican Republic / Interplays of Voice, Place and Time/ Vodou and the Haitian Revolution/ The Blacksmiths of Croix-des-Bouquets (in conjunction with “Il Museo delle Culture Extraeuropee” in Lugano) / Caribbeans in Switzerland

DEADLINE for Proposals: submit panel & presentation titles along with a 100 word abstract (via WORD attachment ) by September 25, 2010


Thursday evening, April 7th – Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Location: Franklin College Switzerland
Via Ponte Tresa 29, 6924 Sorengo (Lugano), Switzerland
Tel: +41 91 985 22 60 Fax: +41 91 994 41 17

Fees for Registration: 175 Swiss Francs (60 sfr. for graduate students), which include a
Caribbean dinner prepared by Franklin College students and staff
For further information contact Prof. Robert H. McCormick, Jr.
Email: rmccormick@fc.edu
Tel. +41.91.986.36.31, Franklin College

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