(Re-) Writing Caribbean History through Literature abstracts due 9/30 for NeMLA 2010
This panel examines the intersections of history and literature in 20th century Caribbean fiction. How do Caribbean authors conceptualize, narrate, and (re-)inscribe their place in history and literature? How have the legacies of colonialism, slavery, and tourism shaped the modern Caribbean and the authors' re-writing of the region's history through literature? Possible topics: the Caribbean historical novel, the bildungsroman as microcosm of the region's history, and the problematic concept of "the return." Papers spanning national and linguistic boundaries encouraged. 300 word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/30.