Caribbean-related sessions at MLA 2018


A post by Peter Jordens.

The 2018 Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association will be held in New York City, January 4-7, 2018. See The general theme is #States of Insecurity.

Several sessions of relevance to the Caribbean are being organized (deadlines for submission of abstracts are included in brackets):

Special Sessions

Assembling the Archive, Imagining the Antilles (March 15)

Caribbean Urban Imaginaries (March 1)

Ecologies, Empires, and Island Speculations (March 13)

Hurricanes in Literatures of the Americas: Ecocritical Approaches to Environmental Insecurities (March 12)


Caribbean Gothic Paradises (March 15)

Caribbean Space and Bodies at War (March 15)

Precarious Sovereignty in the Caribbean and its Diasporas (March 15)


Teaching, Theorizing, and Reading Caribbean Texts (March 15)

For the respective Calls for Papers, go to, do a search ( and contact the respective session organizer(s).

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