Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Lalumiere Hall, 474
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
The first Caribbean studies conference Calibans and Caribbeanisms: Spaces and Topographies was held from April 5th to 7th, 2018 at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Playing with the metaphor of the rebellious Caliban as protagonist, this interdisciplinary conference explored notions of “space” and “topography” as matrices where a variety of understandings about Caribbean cultural identity are negotiated. We had also keynote addresses, given respectively by Dr. Lester Tomé and Dr. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, about Cuban ballet and revolution and spaces for the construction of Haitian identity, such as the voodoo religion. Our next conference, Calibans and Caribbeanisms: Troubling the Image, will be celebrated in April 2020 at Marquette University.