Call for Papers: International Caribbean Studies Conference on Film and Literature

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Marquette University and the Department of World Languages at the University of North Florida, with Caribe: revista de cultura y literatura, invite participants for the 2nd International Conference on Caribbean Studies, “Looking to the Caribbean: Film and Literature,” to be held on October 7-9, 2010. The conference will take place at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This conference will feature guest artists Iván Acosta and Matías Montes Huidobro.  Iván Acosta is a film director (Amigos) and playwright (El Super) best-known for fiction that reflects his experiences as a Cuban exile. His recent works are Rosa and the Executioner of the Fiend (2009) and Cándido: Hands of Fire, a documentary on percussionist Candido Camero’s contributions to Afro-Cuban jazz. Based in the United States, Matías Montes Huidobro is a Cuban novelist, poet, playwright, and critic. He has written extensively on Cuban theater. Some of his novels include Desterrados al fuego, Concierto para sordos, and Parto en el cosmos.

The deadline for abstracts is May 10, 2010. Papers may be presented in English, French, or Spanish. Abstracts should be no longer than one page and must include paper title, affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.  Abstracts in Spanish or English should be sent electronically to armando.gonzalez-perez@marquette.edu or j.febles.58143@unf.edu. Abstracts in French should be sent to jean-pierre.lafouge@marquette.edu.  

For detailed information, see http://www.marquette.edu/fola/documents/Flyerfor2ndInternationalCaribbeanStudies.pdf

Shown here: Leandro Soto’s “La diáspora,” from http://oncampus.osu.edu/v32n8/thisissue_2.html#program

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