CARIBBEAN WRITERS AND THE ART OF LIVING IN THE BORDERLANDS

deadline for submissions: 
June 18, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 89

In keeping with the SAMLA 89 conference theme of “High/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” we invite participants to explore the convergence of time and place in the works of Caribbean writers living in and in between socially constructed spaces.  These might be identified as spaces where traditional and global cultures interface; where authors construct a world without borders in it; and where identities crossover and are transformed in the process. Narrativity and narratology are important aspects of such Caribbean writing, so we welcome papers with an interest in the narrative and/or poetic structure of the work under examination.

 In general, we are seeking proposals that offer discussions of narrative as well as poetic works housed within the body of Caribbean poetics, from the 1970s onward. The panel calls for an examination of works by writers from English, Spanish, or French Caribbean communities, who are living and working in America, Canada, or the UK.  Please send a 250-300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Derrilyn E. Morrison, at derrilyn.morrison@mga.edu by June 18, 2017.