CfP: Edwidge Danticat Society

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The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for two conferences to be held in the USA in 2015:

  1. MELUS Conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the USA), April 9-12 in Athens, GA.
  2. CSA Conference (Caribbean Studies Association), May 25-29 in New Orleans, LA.
  3. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of the Conference, “Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures”, they welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat’s work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15-minute presentations. Possible topics include:
  • Activism and Border of Lights
  • Dominican Republic Citizenship Ruling and Denationalization of Haitians
  • U.S. detention policies
  • Exile and the film Stones in the Sun.

By February 2, 2015, please submit a biography, 300-word abstract (including working title) and any a/v needs to: Megan Feifer, Louisiana State University, at mfeife1@lsu.edu.

All presenters, chairs, and moderators must be members of MELUS. Membership information can be found on the MELUS website at www.melus.org/members.

  1. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites multidisciplinary papers for a panel at the 40th Annual CSA Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year’s conference, “The Caribbean in an Age of Global Apartheid: Fences, Boundaries, Borders – Literal and Imagined”, they welcome papers that explore Edwidge Danticat’s activist and creative work in relationship to fences, boundaries and borders. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15-minute presentations. Possible topics include:
  • Questions of National Sovereignty and Belonging in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora
  • Dominican and Haitian Borders at the Massacre River
  • Haiti, Disaster Sites and Reconstruction
  • Death of Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • Social Activism and the organization Border of Lights
  • Dominican Republic Citizenship Ruling and Denationalization
  • U.S. detention policies (Krome Detention Center)

By January 14, 2015, please submit a biography, 300-word abstract (including working title) and any a/v needs to Megan Feifer, Louisiana State University, at mfeife1@lsu.edu.

Membership dues and conference registration must be paid by April 15, 2015, or papers/panels will not appear in the conference program. Membership and registration details are available on the CSA website at http://www.caribbeanstudiesassociation.org.

Source: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/category/african-american

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