Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media

deadline for submissions: 
March 2, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 

7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference:

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media.

The graduate program of the English Department at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras announces the call for papers for the 7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference to be held on May 16-18, 2018.

For this installment, we are looking for new interdisciplinary  scholarship on how the Greater Caribbean is represented in popular media, whether in literature, film, television, music, news media, social media platforms, comic books, or video games.

Submission requirements for abstracts:

  • 200-300 words for individual presentations
  • 300-400 words for panel presentations
  • Written in English, Spanish, or French
  • Author’s name
  • Email address
  • Title of the presentation
  • Academic institution (if applicable)

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 2, 2018 and abstracts must be sent to cwb2018.uprrp@gmail.com.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New readings on classic Caribbean writers
  • Literature of the diaspora, such as novels, essays, poetry and comic books

  • Language variation, discourse analysis, and pragmatics in social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, YouTube, etc.

  • Dialectology of creole languages in film and television

  • Caribbean identity in film, television, music, drama and performance, news media, comic books, video games, etc.

  • The use of popular media in education

  • The effect of popular media in Caribbean cultural studies, economics, history, law studies, the social sciences, and translation