Responding to efforts that have transnationalized the scope of American Studies our proposed panel for ASA's 2012 convention invites paper proposals that complicate the concept of nation in the Caribbean.
We are seeking papers that complicate the notion of the transnational by engaging with representations of the Caribbean that bring the notion of “insider” and “outsider” into question. We also invite proposals that broaden the historical, methodological, or disciplinary scope of the panel by addressing themes of the nation, transnational, and the insider/outsider binary through the lenses of history, demography, ethnography, visual art, music, literature, etc.
We will be proposing an alternative format for our paper session: presenters will be posting their papers on the internet one month before the meeting. There are already two papers dedicated to this panel: one addresses the role of anger in the production and reception of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place, and the other attends to the presence of Chinese characters in representative Anglophone Caribbean literary texts.
Please submit a 250 word proposal and a one-page CV to Tamara Bhalla at firstname.lastname@example.org and Misun Dokko at email@example.com by 30 December 2011.
Tamara Bhalla, UMBC (firstname.lastname@example.org), Misun Dokko at email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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