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Profiles of Speakers on August 29th & 30th 2003
Profiles of Speakers on August 31st 2003

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Velma Pollard

Velma Pollard is a retired Senior Lecturer who taught in Language Education in the Department of Educational Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Education, UWI, Mona. Her major research interests have been Creole Languages of the Anglophone Caribbean, The Language of Caribbean Literature and Caribbean Women’s Writing. Articles in these areas are to be found in local and international journals. She has published a handbook: From Jamaican Creole to Standard English: A Handbook for Teachers (1994) and a monograph, Dread Talk: The Language of Rastafari (1994, 2000). Dr. Pollard is involved in Creative Writing and has published poems and stories in regional and international journals and anthologies. She has a novel, two collections of short fiction and three books of poetry on the market. Her novella Karl won the Casa de las Americas prize in 1992. Her other creative publications include The Best Philosophers I Know Cant Read and Write(2001), Homestretch (1994), Considering Woman (1989) and Crown Point and Other Poems (1988)

Abstract:   Female Emancipation and the Sewing Machine

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