Conference on literature, culture at UCCI

The University College of the
Cayman Islands will host the Caribbean Conference on Literature, Culture, and
Identity starting Thursday.

A press release states the two-day conference
marks the first time that that such a broad range of literary and cultural organisations
and individuals will come together from the Cayman community, regionally and
internationally. 

Author and scholar in the areas of
politics and culture Brian Meeks, director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Centre for
Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona will
deliver the keynote address on Thursday evening. 

Mr. Meeks is a professor of Social
and Political Change at the University of the West Indies and one of the
founders of the Centre of Caribbean Thought. He is the former head of UWI’s
Department of Government and has written extensively on Caribbean politics and
political theory and culture.

Among his many accomplishments, Mr.
Meeks has completed visiting appointments at several universities throughout
the United States, including Florida International University in Miami;
Stanford, Brown and Cambridge universities and Michigan State University.

A programme of presentations begins
on Friday morning. Some 30 presenters, many drawn from the local community, are
scheduled mainly for panel discussions in breakout sessions.

Anyone interested in aspects of
culture, social development and identity, and regional literature is invited to
register.  The fee for the full
conference is $25, to include lunch on Friday. To register visit www.UCCIconference.ky, select
“Registration”, and “Local Registration Form”.

Persons wishing to attend limited
sessions may do so free of cost.

Registered participants as well as
others interested in aspects of the conference agenda are invited to the
opening reception, at 5 pm Thursday. 
Persons attending should RSVP to Leigh Smellie, [email protected], or 623-0545.

Details of most presentations are
now online.  Visit UCCIconference.ky,
“Conference Agenda”, and “Papers”.

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