West Indian Literature Conference, in Trinidad & Tobago

West Indian Literature Conference, in Trinidad & Tobago

The 36th Annual West Indian Literature Conference is happening right now at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. The programme has already been fantastic, including THATCamp-Caribbean, and there’s loads more to come! I’m excited to be here and to see so much great work happening at UWI and around the region. I’m also super happy to see that three graduate students from UF (along with so many great folks!) are presenting at the conference. I love seeing the connections with UF across the region and with specific folks, as with two graduate students who are studying Indo-Caribbean religion (and who helped locate and provide access to Note on emigration from India to Trinidad from 1893), and as with the SPOHP Study Abroad to Trinidad & Tobago this summer.  The conference today will be wonderful, and there will be more collaborations for more great work ongoing!

For anyone visiting, definitely check out the amazing West Indian Collections in the Alma Jordan Library (named for exemplary library leader, Dr. Alma Jordan): https://libraries.sta.uwi.edu/ajl/