CfP: VIII Biennial Dominican Studies Association Conference

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission deadline:

September 15, 2018

VIII Biennial Dominican Studies Association Conference

November 15-17, 2018

Hostos Community College, City University of New York

Dedicated to poet Rhina P. Espaillat

Opening Remarks/ Daisy Cocco de Filippis, President, Naugatuck Valley Community College

Keynote Speaker/ Maria Harper-Marinick, Chancellor, Arizona Maricopa Community Colleges

Plenary Speaker/ Dr. Marcos Charles, Emeritus, A. Einstein College of Medicine/ Bronx Lebanon Hospital

Theme/ DOMINICANS ON THE MAP: HERITAGE, CITIZENSHIP, MEMORY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Born nearly two decades ago, the Dominican Studies Association (DSA) offers its eighth biennial congress as the occasion to usher in the organization and the field of study that it was born to promote to the next level. This eighth iteration looks to examining areas of inquiry, geographies of knowledge, research questions, and critical paradigms that its founders could hardly have fathomed when they first resolved to insist that the scholarly exploration of the Dominican experience merited a place in the US academy. After some trail-blazing, DSA wishes now to serve as a platform to new generations of scholars with quests of their own, which, in a best-case scenario, they will advance by building on the accomplishments and transcending the drawbacks of their precursors, while remaining attached to the founding ideal of using the study of the Dominican experience as a forum to foster the cause of humanity. Care for humanity implies attention to social justice, diversity, and inclusion, inclusion understood not merely as the phenotypes of bodies that differ from ours but also the knowledge that those bodies have produced, all of which we need as no part of our species can believably claim sole possession of the wisdom required for our collective survival

Call for Papers and Panels on topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Citizenship, Belonging, and Dominican Identity Aquí y Allá
  • Dominicans in US Legislatures and the Future of the Community
  • Dominicans in US Higher Education, Secondary, and Earlier Levels of Schooling
  • Negrophobia and Eurocentrism in Dominant Dominican Discourse
  • Civil/Human Rights Activism and the Praxis of Citizenship in the DR
  • Residual trujillismo in Dominican Politics and the Public Sphere
  • Dominicans of Haitian Ancestry and the Challenge of Citizenship
  • Patriotas vs. Antidominicanos Aquí y Allá: Who Does the Defining?
  • Dominican Artists and Cultural Resistance
  • Dominicans of Non-Hispanic Ancestries
  • Rayano and Other Haitian-Dominican Cultural Traditions
  • Dominican Americans and Intergroup Solidarities
  • Dominicans in US Sports and Entertainment
  • Dominican Literature and Culture Writ Large
  • Diaspora Literature and the Land of Origin
  • Dominicans in Europe and other Familiar Destinations
  • Dominicans beyond the Familiar Destinations
  • Unearthing Dominican Legacies of Resistance
  • The Status of Dominican Scholarship
  • Publishing in Dominican Studies
  • Race, Class, Gender, Ableism, and Sexualities in Dominican Studies: Aquí y Allá
  • Queerness and Dominicanness: Aquí y Allá.
  • Recovering Submerged Legacies of Afro-Dominican Resistance: 1502-1844
  • Patriarchy and Misogynistic Legislation in Dominican Society
  • Long-Distance Nationalism in the Diaspora
  • Dominicans in the Era of Internet Communication, Social Media, and Trolling
  • Haitian Dominican Solidarities in the United States
  • Denationalizing Dominicans in the Name of Dominicanness
  • The Transnationality (Globality) of Hispaniola
  • The Dominican State, the Diaspora, and Cultural Production
  • Entrepreneurship, Economic Advancement, and Civic Engagement
  • Labor, Health, Education, and Social Justice Here and Elsewhere

 

We invite you to submit your 200-word paper or panel abstract no later than September 15, 2018 by 12 midnight to Professor Lissette Acosta Corniel at liacorniel@gmail.com with copies to Dean Ana Garcia Reyes at AGREYES@hostos.cuny.edu and Professor Silvio A Torres-Saillant at saillant@syr.edu. Your submission should include the following information:

Paper/Panel title (if panel, identify the proponent’s role in it)

Affiliation

Address

Email

Phone:

Bio of no more than 100 words for paper presenter or each member of panel

The DSA Program Committee expects to respond to your submission by Sunday September 30, 2018.

Please stay tuned for information about hotel accommodations, website for registration, and other pertinent conference details.

Image: “Global Warming” by Dominican painter Rosa Tavárez

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