Anthurium, a peer reviewed Caribbean Studies Journal, publishes original works and critical studies of Caribbean literature, theater, film, art, and culture by writers and scholars worldwide exclusively in electronic form. Founded by Sandra Pouchet Paquet in 2003, Anthurium promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences and other disciplines who hold diverse perspectives on Caribbean literature and culture and offers a mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art. Book reviews and bibliographies, special thematic issues and original art and photography are some of the features of this international journal of Caribbean arts and letters.
Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1 (2014) New Scholarship on the Caribbean and the United States
New Publications in Caribbean Studies
Indelible Plantation Imprints in Trans-American Poetics
Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins
The “Two Placed Gaze” of Diasporic Caribbean Literature
Ann Marie Alfonso-Forero
A Newer Noir: Bringing a Classic Genre to the Caribbean
Genesis III by Gonzalo Fuenmayor
The recent body of work examines ideas of exoticism and the complicit and amnesic relationship between ornamentation and tragedy. Opulent Victorian chandeliers and other elements, reminiscent of a decadent colonial past, proliferate from banana bunches, alluding to a tragic and violent history associated with banana trade worldwide. I am interested in how ornamentation with its grace and excess has the capacity to camouflage and overshadow questionable circumstances of all kind.
In the latest series, several Victorian chandeliers were attached to banana bunches in the midst of a banana plantation, lit at night and then photographed. The theatricality and dramatic nature of the imagery, subordinate the contradictory into a delicate and imaginative order, evoking a certain kind of reconciliation or tense harmony between two disjointed realities. As the past, the present, the exotic and the familiar collide, absurd and fantastic panoramas arise.
- Senior Editors
- Patricia J. Saunders
- Donette A. Francis
- Special Issue Editor
- Raphael Dalleo
- Review Editor
- Raphael Dalleo
- Managing Editor
- Carolina Villalba