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- DescriptionOne of the most salient issues in Caribbean studies is the region's linguistic and cultural fragmentation as a result of European colonization. More than five centuries later, the islands and American countries whose shores touch the Caribbean Sea still echo such maladies. The title of this book is a call towards unity, a unity that, in the words of Barbadian poet, historian and critic Kamau Brathwaite, is submarine. In the past, nations' borders were established based on the distance a cann ball was able to cover when fired from land out to sea. It is time to go beyond the cann ball distances out into uncharted territories, beyond the can, and, thus, beyond the cann's range. This book features a selection of essays presented at the fifth annual Caribbean Without Borders conference at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. It critically delves into the fields of linguistics, history, literature, philosophy, politics, feminism, cultural studies, music, film, and art, among many others, as a means to re-visit, re-view, re-envision, re-read, re-interpret, and thus re-create a Caribbean aesthetics that looks to submarine unity, a unity that defies spatial, temporal, and social borders. The book conveys the limitless nature of the Caribbean and its rich culture, making it an appealing transdisciplinary source for a multidisciplinary academic audience.
- Author BiographyMaria del Carmen Quintero Aguilo is a doctoral candidate at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, where she is also an Adjunct Professor. Her area of specialization is Caribbean studies, with an emphasis on literature, and the poetry of Derek Walcott. Her work has appeared in publications such as Caribbean Studies Journal, Transcultural Roots Uprising, and Creolization and Commonalities. Gabriel J. Jimenez Fuentes joined the Office of Institutional Diversity at the University of Georgia-Athens in 2015. He is the Coordinator of Student Academic Success and Achievement, and a doctoral student in Caribbean Literature at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. He received a Master's degree in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Marisol Joseph Haynes is a doctoral candidate at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Her areas of interest are creole genesis, sociolinguistics, language and identity, and intercultural communication. Her doctoral thesis is an analysis on the influence of Spanish on the English lexified creole spoken in her hometown of Limon, Costa Rica. Gabriel Mejia Gonzalez is a doctoral student in Caribbean Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. His interests are evolutionary linguistics, specifically instances of language change found in creoles of the Netherland Antilles. His current research focuses on elision in word final position in St. Eustatius Creole English. Diana Ursulin Mopsus is a doctoral candidate at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She received an MA in Translation from the University Charles de Gaulle Lille III, France. Her areas of interest and research are creole genesis, sociolinguistics, endangered languages, and language maintenance.
- PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Date of Publication26/08/2015
- Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Weight567 g
- Width148 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byGabriel J. Jimenez Fuentes,Gabriel Mejia Gonzalez,Marisol Joseph Haynes
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
- Edition Statement1st Unabridged
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