5th Annual Postgraduate Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019, 10-4 Venue: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus Chemical Engineering Building

(Y11 on the campus map: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/university/edgbaston-campus-map.pdf ) Lecture theatre G35

Directions to the campus are available here: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit/getting-here. aspx . Getting a train to the university station is usually the easiest way to get to the campus from the city centre.

In addition to paper panels, the conference will offer:

- A keynote address from Professor Carolyn Cooper (Writer and Independent Scholar; retired Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, University of the West Indies; author of 'Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture at Large'. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004, and of 'Noises in the Blood: Orality, Gender and the ‘Vulgar’ Body of Jamaican Popular Culture'. London: Macmillan Caribbean, 1993)

- Short presentations from Connie Bell (Educator, Theatre Practitioner, Therapist and founder member of Decolonising the Archives) and Catherine Ross (Museumand)

- Lunch and light refreshments

Preliminary programme:

9.30 Arrival

10.00 Welcome and keynote

10.45 1st panel

Ana Laura Zavala Guillen - Palenque: Territory, Freedom and Isolation

Beth Robertson - The recovery of primary education on the islands of Dominica and Anguilla following Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria

Jason TW Irving - The Sale and Use of Jamaican Roots Tonics in London: Health sovereignty & Identity in the Black Atlantic

Rita Gayle - Millennial Black British Feminist creative collectives

12.15 Lunch

1.00 Archives session

1.30 2nd panel

Agostinho M. N. Pinnock - ‘Submerged Geographies and the Culture of Writing: the ‘Redemption Song’ Debate Revisited’

Lucia Llano Puertas - Neo-slave narratives and the archive

Janine Francois - ‘Who is the ‘Britain’ within Tate Britain?’ A Black Feminist responds.

2.45 3rd panel

Elena Barreca - Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you”: Reggae Lyrics and the Oral Tradition.

Aileen Lobban – Louise Bennett

Bastien Bomans - ‘Queer Crossings’: Mirroring Silenced Stories of Oppression in Lawrence Scott’s Aelred’s Sin (1998)

4.00 End