This is a call for proposals for contributions to a special interdisciplinary issue of the International Journal of Scottish Literature on 'Caribbean - Scottish Passages' (Issue 4, Spring/Summer 2008), edited by Gemma Robinson (Stirling University) and Carla Sassi (Verona University). We invite proposals (500 words) for articles of 7000 words in the fields of Art History, Cultural Studies, Film and Media Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Politics, Publishing, Religious Studies, Social Geography and Sociology.
The aim of this issue is to bring into focus the complex cultural, social and political relationships between the Caribbean and Scotland. Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:
- (erasure of) memory/traumatic memory between the Caribbean and Scotland
- Caribbean peoples/the Caribbean in Scotland: creolising Scotland?
- Scots/Scotland in the Caribbean
- reparation and memorialisation across the Caribbean and Scotland
- diasporic identities (enslaved peoples, indentured labourers, plantation workers, migrant workers, students, travellers)
- creolisations/hybridisations vs. discourses of the nation
- rebels, revolutionaries, counter-revolutionaries
- religious encounters between the Caribbean and Scotland
- Wilson Harris and Scottish literary traditions
- Robert Burns and the Caribbean
- the Caribbean, Scotland and the Enlightenment
- Jamie Montgomery, David Spens and Joseph Knight
- abolitionist writing and campaigns in the Caribbean and Scotland
- the Caribbean, Scotland and education
- Scottish ballads in the Caribbean/the Caribbean in Scottish ballads
- Scotland and Caribbean song traditions
- aspects of language: Caribbean Creoles, Scots and Gaelic
- Caribbean and Scottish place names (eg. the Scotland District of Barbados)
Proposals should reach the editors no later than 1 September 2007, with complete papers required by 1 March 2008.