MLA 2014 Special Session: Vulnerability, Dependence, and Risk in Caribbean Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Kristine A. Wilson
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For this proposed special session, I welcome paper proposals that address the presidential theme, Vulnerable Times, as it relates to Caribbean literature.

How does 20th/21st century Caribbean literature grapple with political, economic, environmental, social, or affective vulnerabilities?

Submit abstracts (~200 words) and brief bio by 15 March 2013 to Kristine Wilson (

The 129th MLA Annual Convention will take place in Chicago from 9–12 January 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a proposed special session, contingent on final approval by the MLA committee (sometime after April 1).