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Log On: Toward Social and Digital Islands: Annie Paul

The impact of such technological largesse on the production and dissemination of Caribbean literature raises a number of crucial questions. Are there different creative impulses in the South than the North? What about areas of the world that once were colonies? The latter cultures were traditionally accused of mimeticism and mimicry rather than creativity. How are they faring today? How, for instance, have Caribbean writers and producers of texts interacted with new media? How are cultural institutions making use of digital technology? Are digital archives making fragile, historical material from the Caribbean more widely available? Is digital documentation of key events taking place and how might it change the shape of scholarly interventions and critical debates?