CFP: 4th International Conference on Caribbean Studies—“Looking to the Caribbean: Gender and Cultural Studies”

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The 4th International Conference on Caribbean Studies has been organized around the theme “Looking to the Caribbean: Gender and Cultural Studies” [Miradas al Caribe: Estudios Culturales y de Género] and it is a homage to Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda. The conference takes place on November 6-8, 2014, at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Deadline for abstracts is July 31, 2014.

Plenary speakers will be Matías Montes Huidobro, Luis González del Valle, Julia Cuervo Hewitt. A dramatic reading of a play will be staged the last night of the conference.

Papers may be read in English, French, or Spanish. Abstracts should not be more than a page long and should include paper title, affiliation, address, telephone number and email. Presentations are limited to 20 minutes and a panel/session will be composed of a maximum of 3 presenters.  Proposals for panels/sessions should be no more than 2 pages long and should include title, brief explanation of the session, title of each presentation, and information of each participant.

If you are interested in presenting in Spanish or English send abstracts electronically (in a Word document) to: armando.gonzalez-perez@mu.edu or to j.febles.58143@unf.edu. French abstracts should be sent to: sarah.gendron@marquette.edu.

Graduate students are encouraged to participate. The registration fees of $125.00 for faculty and professionals; $65.00 for students and retirees will be due upon acceptance.  Registration fees are not refundable.

The conference is sponsored by: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Department of World Languages, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida; and Caribe: Revista de cultura y literatura.

[Artwork above by Jason Meyler: “Tula, la Peregrina”.]

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