CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Rethinking the Mangrove: Caribbean Cultural Studies Conference (3/31/09; 10/15-10/17 09)

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Rethinking the Mangrove
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Rethinking the Mangrove is an invitation to reconceptualize Caribbeanness
beyond the limitations of nation, language and culture, focusing on the
crosscurrents that traverse the multiple and overlapping spaces and
subjectivities of the Caribbean. The roots of the mangrove, which hang
above the water, evoke a Caribbean alternative to an ethno-linguistically
monolithic ideal of identity symbolized by the terrestrial root. This
conference solicits papers and panels in English, Spanish and French from
across humanistic and scientific disciplines that explore notions of
"Caribbeanness," "Antillanismo" or "Antillanité."

We invite paper and panel proposals in the following areas:
•Cultural theory of the anglophone, francophone and hispanophone Caribbean
•Caribbean anthropologies, histories and/or literatures
•Gender and sexuality in Caribbean cultural studies
•Caribbean diasporas and migrations
•Cultural policies in the Caribbean
•Caribbean popular culture
•Transcaribbean cultural expression
•Ecologies of the Caribbean archipelago
•(Post)foundational voices of Caribbean cultural studies
•(Counter)national discourses of the Caribbean
•Colonialism, neocolonialism and postcolonialism in the Caribbean
•Caribbean integration initiatives (political, economic, cultural)
•Atlantic studies and the Caribbean
•Discourses of race in the Caribbean
•Historical legacies of slavery in the Caribbean
•Afrodiasporic cultures and identities in the Caribbean
•Latin American/Latino cultures and the Caribbean
•Visual arts in the Caribbean

To submit paper or panel proposals please visit our website at

Deadline: March 31, 2009

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