Call for Papers (Reminder): 4th International Conference on Caribbean Studies


The 4th International Conference on Caribbean Studies—“Looking to the Caribbean: Literature, Film, Gender, and Cultural Studies,” an homage to Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda—takes place on November 6-8, 2014, at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Marquette University. The plenary speakers will be Matías Montes Huidobro, Luis González del Valle, Julia Cuervo Hewitt, and Emil Volek. The deadline for sending abstracts is July 31, 2014.

Guidelines: Papers on Caribbean topics may be read in English, French, or Spanish. While we will pay homage to Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, the conference is open to Caribbean papers and topics from any time period.

If you are interested in presenting in Spanish or English send abstracts electronically (in a Word document) to or to

French abstracts should be sent to: 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.

Registration fees: $125.00 for faculty and professionals; $65.00 for students and retirees (due upon acceptance). Registration fees are not refundable.

A dramatic reading of a play will be staged the last night of the conference.

[Image above: Jason Meyler’s “Tula, la Peregrina”]

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