(Con)Figurations of Citizenship in Caribbean Literature

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North East MLA - Rochester, March 2012

This panel will examine citizenship as a trope and a problem in Caribbean literature. Papers discussing texts from the late-colonial through the contemporary moment are welcome, as are papers (in English) on texts from across the Caribbean's several linguistic communities. Submissions that promise to explicitly interrogate the role of the transnational in figurations of Caribbean citizenship are particularly encouraged. Please send 250-300 word abstracts in body of email to Rachel Mordecai, mordecai@english.umass.edu.