Call for Papers: Global and Expatriate Views of Caribbean Cultures and Communities 

Seeking 250-word abstract proposals for the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD. The panel is “Global and Expatriate Views of Caribbean Cultures and Communities.” The (extended) deadline for submissions is October 15, 2021.

The study of Caribbean literature routinely entails discussions of relations between the islands and other global communities. Many Caribbean authors have lived in other parts of the world and are keenly aware of a range of views of their homelands by outsiders. This panel will explore what Caribbean authors teach us about the varied perspectives on the communities and cultures of Caribbean nations harbored by non-Caribbean peoples and Caribbean expatriates. Questions of economic privilege, gender, race, education, and politics will be examined.

This is a live convention. Remote presentations are possible but the Convention fee remains the same. Abstract proposals must be submitted through the NeMLA portal (see above), but please feel free to contact me for further information.