CFP: Caribbean Panels (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

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*Caribbean Panels*

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 1-4, 2007

Baltimore, Maryland

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NeMLA members have proposed the following panels and invite abstracts that
examine authors and texts from the Caribbean:

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*From Negritude to Creolization * Board-Sponsored Panel. This panel invites
papers that explore theories of identity in the French Caribbean. Send
abstracts to Carinne Mardorossian, SUNY-Buffalo:

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*Plantation America* This panel invites papers concerned with any aspect of
plantation and post-plantation literatures from South America to the
American South. Send abstracts in body of email to Matthew Lessig, SUNY

*Reading Brathwaite and Walcott* This panel on Brathwaite and Walcott offers
an opportunity to analyze and evaluate critical trends and positions on both
of these major poets, including the persistent tendency to represent them as
manifesting opposing cultural, political and aesthetic positions. Papers
should be conversant with at least some of the important trends in criticism
of one or both poets,and might address them in the context of criticism of
anglophone Caribbean literature and of anglophone world poetry. Please
contact Dr Elaine Savory, with paper proposals of 500

*Representation of Sex and Sexuality in Recent Caribbean Women's Writing *Since
the 1990s, recent Anglophone Caribbean writing has broken the literary mold
set by the texts of the 1950s onwards by foregrounding the trope of sex and
sexuality, along with the relational categories of race, class, and gender
to give a fuller understanding of Caribbean reality. There is now a pressing
need for critical, scholarly, examination of this new dimension of Caribbean
literature. We seek papers that examine the representation of sex and
sexuality as illustrated in the poetry, fiction, and autobiographical work
of contemporary Women Writers of the Anglophone Caribbean. Send abstracts
to Joyce Harte, Borough of Manhattan CC/CUNY:

Deadline: * September 15, 2006*

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any)

For the complete Call for Papers for the 2007 Convention, please visit:

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or
participate in a roundtable.

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