CALL FOR PAPERS
The Association of Caribbean Women Writrs and Scholars (ACWWS) is calling for papers concerning its 8th International conference that is to take place in MARTINIQUE from April 2 to April 6 2002.
During this 8th International Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Conference in Martinique, active scholars and students from the World will identify, analyse, reflect and debate on Caribbean Women and their achievements in all sectors of the arts within and without the region. This intellectual activity and exchange will demonstrate the common clusters of properties and similarities – aesthetic, ideological, cultural, symbolic, thematic – in such achievements, especially in the literary area, that presents Caribbean women’s literary art as coherent and integrated. An understanding of the means by which Caribbean women writers achieve the aesthetic coherences that contribute in effective and concrete ways to the best possible artistic and global development of the region should emerge from the discussions.
Papers should focus on analyses of a specific Caribbean woman writer, artist and/or scholar. Papers may also concern two or more Caribbean Women Writers all together and be presented through a comparative perspective. There will be a special panel on slavery.
Such papers should examine the nature and treatments of the aesthetics and styles in relation to literary genres (poetry, drama, novels, short stories). One of the following topics should be at the core of papers:
Formal languages and vernacular in Caribbean women’s writings, Art, style and aesthetics in Caribbean women’s writings
Semiotic, ideological, cultural, aesthetic Similarities and dissimilarities in Caribbean women’s writings
Literature and sociology in Caribbean women’s writings
Literature and geography
Diversity and coherence
Literature and anthropology in Caribbean women’s writings
Male and female relationships in Caribbean women’s writings
Past and present in Caribbean women’s writings
African traditions as reflected in Caribbean Women’s writings
Women and production in Caribbean women’s writings
The treatment of the female slave in Caribbean women writings
Abstracts and Proposals
Abstracts and proposals should be written in both the participant’s native language and/or in French. You should underline five (5) words most relevant to your paper. Proposals may be sent electronically to the address below Deadline for abstracts and proposals : Abstracts and proposals will be accepted from October 15 to January 10.
ATTENTION : please, note that participants must be members of the ACWWS by the time they submit and for their proposals to be considered. You must pay your membership for the calendar year 2002. You must be a current ACWWS member and must have paid your dues to allow registration to the conference
For more information contact:
Professor Hanétha vété-Congolo
Department of Romance Languages
7800 College Station, Brunswick, Maine, 04011
205-725 3826 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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