A Tribute to Derek Walcott
Helen Goethals and Eric Doumerc of the University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès are putting together a Tribute to Derek Walcott, to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. All forms of tribute —critical essays, memoirs, and creative work— are welcome, and on any aspect of Derek Walcott’s life and work. Contributions should be no longer than 6000 words. Previously published work may be used, but if this is the case, evidence must be provided that permission to be republish has been granted.
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Coming some three years after the death of Nobel prize-winning poet, playwright, teacher and painter, this book is intended as a Tribute to Derek Walcott (1930-2017). The editors welcome all forms of tribute —critical essays, memoirs, and creative work— addressing any aspect of Derek Walcott’s life and work.
About the Editors
Helen Goethals is professor of Commonwealth Studies at the University of Toulouse. A member of the CAS research centre and an associate member of the Critical Geographies research team, she has written extensively on the relationship between poetry and politics. She edited the Caribbean section of the Special Double issue of Poetry International featuring English language poetry from around the world.
Eric Doumerc is Assistant Professor of Caribbean Studies at the University of Toulouse. His research interests include Caribbean poetry, music, and the Caribbean oral tradition.His recent publications include Celebrate Wha’: Ten Black British Poets from the Midlands (Middelesbrough : Smokestack Books, 2011), an anthology which he co-edited with the poet Roy McFarlane and Dub Poets in Their Own Words (APS Publications, 2017), a collection of interviews with dub poets in England, Jamaica and the USA.
Derek Walcott; Caribbean; Poetry; Drama; Watercolour; Essay; Memoir; Homage