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Witchbroom

See references to the most recent work on Witchbroom and related work on multidimensional queerness by Bastien Bomans, PhD student at the University of Liège, CEREP (Postcolonial Research Centre; https://www.cerep.uliege.be/cms/c_4435147/en/cerep-about-cerep).

Bomans, Bastien. 26/10/2018. "'Cric, Crac, Queer': "Re-membering Silenced Stories of Oppression in Lawrence Scott’s Witchbroom (1992), Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night (1996) and David Chariandy’s Brother (2017)". Paper presented at the Our (Queer) Caribbean Symposium, London (England). (Web: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/245086).

Bomans, Bastien. 08/12/2020. "‘Queerly postcolonial, postcolonially queer’: Aux croisements des oppressions dans l’œuvre littéraire. Cas de la littérature Trinidadienne". Paper presented at the Midis de la Recherche de Tradital, University of Brussels (Belgium). (Web: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/255586).

Writing Trinidad: Nation and Hybridity in The Dragon Can't Dance and Witchbroom , Patricia Murray, Caribbean Literature After Independence, The Case of Earl Lovelace. Edited by Bill Schwarz, Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2008

Maes–Jelinek, Hena. 2005. Europe and Post-colonial creativity: a metaphysical cross-culturalism – European review Vol 13 , No 1 91-102. © Academia Europaea

Murray, Patricia. 2002. To Heal the body: The Marvellous Real in Lawrence Scott’s Witchbroom and Aelred’s Sin, London Metropolitan University

Maes-Jelinek, Hena & Ledent, Benedicte © 2001. A history of literature in the Caribbean Vol 2 A. James Arnold Ed. –The novel since 1970, 149-194, James Benjamin Publishing Company

Pagnoulle, Christine, 2001. Sharing Territories: Fictional Explorations of Caribbean History in Lawrence Scott’s Witchbroom and six French creole novels. Liege University

Maes-Jelinek, Hena. 2000. Lawrence Scott’s Caribbeanness: A Personal Reading of Witchbroom and Aelred’s Sin Eds RP Corballis & Andre Viola Post-Colonial Knitting : The Art of Jacqueline Bardolph –Sophia Antepolis CRELA 54-70

Pagnoulle, Christine. 2000. Figures de Style dans le roman de Lawrence Scott, Witchbroom Liege University

Dubois, Dominique. 1999. In Search of a New Beginning for the New World in Witchbroom, Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Vol 22 No.1 81-88

Collier, Gordon. 1997. Literary Round Table Anglistentag 1997 Giessen Ed. Raimund Borgmeier

Dawes, Kwame. 1997. A Genuine Caribbean Text, Journal of Caribbean Literatures, 1,1,121-126

Maes-Jelinek, Hena 1997. Carnival fiction: Creative Masks of Recent Caribbean Writing, Anglstentag, Giessen Ed Raimund Borgmeir

Modecai Ramasay, Rachel. 1996. The Carnival Tales of Lavren Monagas: A Discussion of Religion, Sexuality and Community In the Fiction of Lawrence Scott, Department of Literatures in English University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica

Forbes, Curdella. 1994. Review of Witchbroom, Journal of West Indian Literature, Vol. 6 No.2 97-111

Harris, Wilson. 1992. Review of Witchbroom, Wasafiri No 16, 65-66

Ramchand, Kenneth. 1992. Carnival Tales and The Caribbean Sensibility Trinidad & Tobago Review - Trinidad Guardian August 13 1992

 

Ballad for the New World

Geraldine Skeete "What Child is This? Same-Sex Desire among Children in the Anglophone Caribbean Short Story" in “The Child and the Caribbean Imagination” (UWI Press 2012)

Markham, Archie 1996. Introduction: The Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories, Penguin Books

Mordecai Ramsay, Rachel. 1996. The Carnival Tales of Lavren Monagas: A Discussion of Religion, Sexuality and Community in the Fiction of Lawrence Scott, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, Department of Literatures in English

Jacob, Debbie. 1994. Short Stories to Sweep You Away, Express T&T July 28 1994

Jardim, Keith. 1994. When Cocoa Was King Trinidad & Tobago Review Christmas 1994. The Caribbean Writer Vol 9 1995, Caribbean Writer online

Lee, Simon. 1994. Balladeer of the New World, Sunday Guardian T&T August 14th 1994

Raymond, Judy. 1994. Scott Pays His Dues, Sunday Express T&T August 14, 1994, p5

 

Aelred's Sin

See references to the most recent work on Aelred’s Sin and related work on multidimensional queerness by Bastien Bomans, PhD student at the University of Liège, CEREP (Postcolonial Research Centre; https://www.cerep.uliege.be/cms/c_4435147/en/cerep-about-cerep).

Bomans, Bastien. 2018. "'Never in twos, always in threes…' Or More!: Disrupting the Binary Categories of Gender, Sexuality and Race in Lawrence Scott's Aelred's Sin". Master dissertation, University of Liège. (Web: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/245088) This MA dissertation was awarded the François Delor Prize (https://www.arcenciel-wallonie.be/prix-francois-delor!) and the Léon Guérin Prize (https://www.amis.uliege.be/cms/c_11414868/fr/amis-bastien-bomans) in 2019.

Bomans, Bastien. 27/02/2019. "'Queer Crossings': Mirroring Silenced Stories of Oppression in Lawrence Scott’s Aelred’s Sin (1998)". Paper presented at the 5th Annual Postgraduate Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies, Birmingham (England). (Web: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/245087)

Bomans, Bastien. 15/12/2020. "Queer(y)ing the Chasms: Building Solidarities and Resistance Against Oppression in Queer Trinidadian Literature". Poster presented at the Young Researchers Overseas’ Day (RAOS), Brussels (Belgium). (Web: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/255581)

'Rahim, Jennifer. Fall 2005. Not knowing the difference: Calypso Overseas and the Sound of Belonging in Selected Narratives of Migration," in Calypso and the Caribbean Literary Imagination eds S. pouchet Paquet, Patricia J. Saunders and Stephen Stuempfle (Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2007):283-305.

Geraldine Skeete "Representations of Homophobic Violence in Anglophone Caribbean Literature" in Caribbean Review of Gender Studies: A Journal of Caribbean Perspectives on Gender and Feminism. You can find it at http://sta.uwi.edu/crgs/february2010/index.asp

Muray, Patricia. 2002. To Heal the body: The Marvellous Real in Lawrence Scott’s Witchbroom and Aelred’s Sin, London Metropolitan University

Into the Kumbla: Patricia Murray (City Metropolitan University) 2001. The Search for Intimacy and Protection in Aelred's Sin - paper presented to BRITISH BRAIDS conference, Brunel University.

Hewson, Kelly & Easton, Lee. 2000. Positions and Practices in Postcolonial and Queer theory: Reading Lawrence Scott’s Aelred’s Sin, Mount Royal College, Calgary

Lawson Welsh, Sarah. 2000. Out in the Open represented sexualities in Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms At Night (1996) and Lawrence Scott’s Aelred’s Sin (1998)

Maes-Jelinek, Hena. 2000. Lawrence Scott’s Caribbeanness: A Personal Reading of Witchbroom and Aelred’s Sin Eds RP Corballis & Andre Viola Post-Colonial Knitting : The Art of Jacqueline Bardolph –Sophia Antepolis CRELA 54-70

Wroe, Emily. 2000. A Strange Synchronicity: Landscapes in Lawrence Scott’s Aelred’s Sin - Warwick University/ Cheltenham College/ Caribbean Studies online.

Powell, Patricia, Spring 1999. Review of Aelred’s Sin, Wasafiri 29, pp 2-3

Jardim, Keith. 1998. Trinidad Author Writes Brilliant Work of Art, Trinidad Guardian, October 27, 18

Pantin, Raoul, 1998. Aelred’s Sin a Novel of Compassion, Sunday express T&T November 1 1998, 3.

 

Night Calypso/Calypso De Nuit

Maes–Jelinek, Hena. 2005. Europe and Post-colonial creativity: a metaphysical cross-culturalism –European review Vol 13 , No 1 91-102. © Academia Europaea

Allen-Agostini, Lisa. 2004. Night Calypso, Sunday Guardian T&T March 21, 2004

Jacob, Debbie. 2004. Appealing Rewarding Calypso, Express T&T Mon. 29 March 2004

McLaurin, David. 2004. Novel of the Week, The Tablet, UK 30 October 2004.

Niblett, Michael. 2004. Review, Wasafiri, Winter 2004 Issue 43

Phillips, Mike 2004. Island At War, The Guardian Review UK 8 May 2004 p27

Regis, Louis. 2004. Night Calypso, Trinidad & Tobago Review, June 7 2004 p23

Roe, Dinah. 2004. A Monk who got in to the habit of writing, Ham & High UK, Arts & FeaturesXI June 18, 2004

Searle, Chris. 2004. A Heroic Struggle in Trinidad, Morning Star (Advertiser) 21 July, 2004

Walcott-Hackshaw Elizabeth. 2004. The Many Voices of Lawrence Scott, Sunday Guardian T&T March 28, 2004

 

Golconda

The Whispering Past, Frank Birbalsingh, Trinidad & Tobago Review, April 5th 2010

Golconda Our Voices Our Lives. Professor Bridget Brereton, The Trinidad Express, 24th November 2009

Golconda – Life in a Cane Village, Debbie Jacob, The Trinidad Guardian, 23rd November 2009

Golconda’s Living History, Marina Salandy Brown, Newsday, November 5th 2009

Golconda Remembered, Sateesh Maharaj, Sunday Express (T&T), November 1st 2009

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