Caribbean-themed sessions at SAMLA 89


The 89th Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) will take place November 3-5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference has as its overall theme: “High/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture”. Here are a few sessions that will be of interest to Caribbeanists.

Paper proposals can still be submitted for these five sessions:

Borders and Boundaries in Popular French Caribbean Culture

Organizer: Lisa Connell,

Deadline has been extended: June 1, 2017

Breaking Boundaries and Racial Barriers through Music [in the African Diaspora]

Organizer: Sonja Watson at

Deadline: June 2, 2017

Caribbean Writers and the Art of Living in the Borderlands

Organizer: Derrilyn E. Morrison,

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Creating Narrative Spaces in Which Borders Disappear and Emerge in US Latina/o and US Caribbean Literatures

Organizer: Forrest Blackbourn,

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Identidades y diferencia cultural en el Caribe hispanico / Identities and Cultural Difference in the Hispanic Caribbean

Organizer: Jose Gomariz,

Deadline: June 2, 2017

The deadline for submission of abstracts has already passed for these four sessions:

Afro-Hispanic Literature and Arts: A Bridge between Continents

Organizer: Ana Zapata-Calle,

A Tribute to Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952-2016)

Organizer: Rafael Ocasio,

Storytelling in the Literature of Edwidge Danticant

Organizers: Megan Feifer, and Maia Butler,

Time, Space, and Epistemic Violence in Hemispheric American Literature

Organizer: Jenna G. Sciuto,

For additional information about the individual sessions and the overall conference, go to

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