This special edition focuses on Caribbean Carnival cultures and each article grew out of the Caribbean Carnival Conference Emily hosted at Leeds Beckett with Professor Max Farrar in 2017. Each contributor is a part of the Caribbean Carnival Cultures network Emily leads from Leeds Beckett University.

The special issue is focused on continuing the vital dialogue between carnival artists, practitioners and academics to reach a more profound understanding of this incredible cultural phenomenon. Featuring work by carnival academics, activists, playwrights and artists from both sides of the Atlantic including Emily, Eintou Springer, Milla Riggio, Max Farrar, Michael La Rose, Tola Dabiri-Hughes and Christian Høgsbjerg.

The journal is published by Taylor & Francis.

Dr Emily Zobel Marshall

Reader / School of Cultural Studies & Humanities

Emily’s research is informed by postcolonial theory and includes examinations of constructions of identity, race and racial politics and Caribbean carnival cultures. She is particularly interested in forms of cultural resistance and cross-cultural fertilisation in the face of colonialism. Emily is an expert in the role of trickster figures in the literatures and cultures of Africa and its Diaspora and has published widely in this area.

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