Call for Papers: 44th Caribbean Studies Association Conference

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The 44th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) will be organized around the theme “The Caribbean in Times of Tempest: Ethnicities, Territorial Resistances and Epistemic Poetics” and will take place in Santa Marta, Colombia, June 3-7, 2019. See full description and guidelines at the CSA CFP.

Description: As if amidst a great marine storm, the Caribbean endures times of Tempest. We seem to be the target of ever-growing devastating hurricanes from the south; sacking and pillage from the extractivism of the global north; measures of austerity derived from the neoliberal agenda of the financial “north”; natural and social disasters; drug dealing; and ongoing forms of human trafficking, slavery and feminicide. Expressions of racism, patriarchy, homophobia and xenophobia worsen. In response to such times of Tempest, it is necessary to give visibility to the diversity of the Caribbean world, its ways to imagine liberation; and to think and understand its life experiences from its own narratives and arguments. In addition, to analyze and apprehend the multiple resistances that take place at the local level against policies of plunder and death. Following our Caribbean tradition, the Tempest invites us to poeticize the future, producing critical theories that allow us to think of models of society that give priority to life.

Major themes of the conference (for full descriptions, see the CSA CFP: Historical Reparations, Ethnicities and Territorial Resistances; Epistemic poetics: oral tradition, oralitura – literature, languages, arts; The Caribbean in times of Tempest: reconsidering the environmental crisis from the social movements for climate justice; Challenges of Caribbean Integration: Forced Migrations, Racism, Ethnicities, Border Disputes; “Other” epistemologies and identities: indigenous, women, young, gender, afros and diverse sexualities.

We accept individual papers, as well as collective panels and workshops. We wish to make the conference as interdisciplinary as possible, and we warmly encourage our members to propose ideas for panels, workshops, and round tables, based on multiple disciplines and languages. We welcome a wide range of participants: researchers, academics, teachers, students, community activists, cultural managers, writers, artists, and creative people of all kinds. [. . .]

For more information, see http://www.caribbeanstudiesassociation.org/csa-call-for-papers/

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