N° 18 – December 2024 : Transmodernity in Caribbean Literature and Arts

Deadline for abstract submission: June 15th, 2024

Translated from:
N° 18 – décembre 2024 : Transmodernité dans la littérature et les arts caribéens
Other translation(s):
N° 18 – Diciembre de 2024 : Transmodernidad en la literatura y las artes caribeñas

This issue takes a cross-disciplinary look at Caribbean identity and its new forms of expression. The impact of philosopher Edouard Glissant's theories has given unprecedented visibility to the Caribbean as a 'New World Region' whose mixed-race and digenetic populations are constructing an unprecedented phenomenology of Relation.

According to Fernando Ortiz, the various manifestations of the process of cultural interweaving that is taking place within the territories of the Caribbean presuppose a 'transculturation', that is to say, a 'trans-' formation of the subject as part of the transcultural dialogue between the Same and the Other. This phenomenon, inherent in the Pan-American space, had already been highlighted by the Brazilian anthropophagic modernist movement led by Oswald de Andrade.

Some, like Renée-Clémentine Lucien, believe that the Caribbean remains a "fertile space of transculturality", a fertile ground for the expression of a constantly evolving identity capable of reinventing itself in the era of "transmodernity", as characterised by the Spanish philosopher Rosa María Rodríguez Magda and redefined by Enrique Dussel from the Spanish American sphere.

The new dynamics that are impacting on literature, the arts and other disciplines in Caribbean societies, particularly through the transgression of gender and Eurocentric academic norms, will be analysed by all the contributions, taking into account the following concepts: Caribbeanness, transmodernity, transculturation, creolisation, literary anthropophagy, Caribbean aesthetics, transculturality and so on.

To what extent does the Caribbean constitute a relevant field of research for understanding the different fields of expression of postmodernity or even transmodernity? We need to strengthen the links between the different linguistic areas of the Caribbean in order to highlight the latest changes in contemporary Caribbean aesthetics.


  • June 15, 2024: deadline for submission of article proposals (abstract 500 words)

  • August 15, 2024: receiving the articles.

  • November 15, 2024: receiving the revised version of the articles.

  • December 15, 2024: publication of the issue.

Guest editors

  • Clara Dauler, Certified teacher in higher education, Doctorate in Spanish, Université des Antilles

  • Clarissa Charles-Charlery, contractual employee, Doctorate in Literature, Université des Antilles

Article submission

Please refer to the guidelines for authors and send your contributions to Clara Dauler and Clarissa Charles-Charlery.

licence CC BY-NC 4.0