Anik Chartrand, MA student in English Literature, will be presenting her paper titled “Abandonment Issues in the Neglected Village and In the Castle of My Skin” at the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference (BCPS) in Savannah, Georgia, February 15-16, 2019.
The paper is a psychological critique on George Lamming’s Caribbean novel, In the Castle of My Skin, analyzing the relationship of the main character and his mother, which becomes an analogy of the relationship between Barbados and its mother-country, England.
The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers. It is the largest and longest-standing conference of its kind in North America.
This year’s keynote speaker is Rob Nixon, a Professor in the Humanities and the Environment at Princeton University. Previous keynote speakers at the BCPS Conference include Homi Bhabha, Edwidge Danticat, Patrick Colm Hogan, Caryl Phillips, and Gayatri Spivak.