Callaloo Conference
Annual conference of the Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters Callaloo. Founded in 1976 by its editor, Charles Henry Rowell, Callaloo is a journal sponsored by Texas A&M University and College Station and published five times a year by John Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, Maryland. Callaloo was originally devoted to the literature of the Black South, but today the journal focuses on the literature and culture of the African Diaspora. Callaloo, says its editor, serves “to exhibit, preserve, critique, and promote African Diaspora literary and visual culture.” The Callaloo Conference was created in 2007 for the sole purposes of bringing together creative writers and academics to discuss issues about the work they produce and the environments and concerns under which they work. The themes of the conferences vary considerably each year, and the site of each conference gathering also varies. The provisional programme can be found here
Date: 23 November 2016, 19:00 (Wednesday, 7th week, Michaelmas 2016)
Venue: Pembroke College, St Aldates OX1 1DW
Speakers: Professor Elleke Boehmer (University of Oxford), Margo Crawford (Cornell University), Vievee Francis (Dartmouth College), LeRonn Brooks (City University of New York), Dagmawi Woubshet (Cornell University), John Akomfrah, Anthony Bogues (Brown University), Joan Anim-Addo (Goldsmiths University of London), Nicole King (University of Reading), Hortense Spillers (Vanderbilt University), Robert Reid-Pharr
Organising department: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Organiser: TORCH (University of Oxford)
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Host: TORCH (University of Oxford)
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: 0.00
Audience: Public
Editor: Laura Miller