The graduate program of the Department of English at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras announces the call for papers for the 7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference, which will be held on May 16-18, 2018.
This installment, we are looking for new interdisciplinary scholarship on how the Greater Caribbean is represented in popular media, whether in literature, film, television, music, drama and performance, news media, social media platforms, comic books, and video games.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- New readings on classic Caribbean writers
- Literature of the diaspora, such as novels, essays, poetry and comic books
- Language variation, discourse analysis, and pragmatics in social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, YouTube, etc.
- Dialectology of creole languages in film and television
- Caribbean identity in film, television, music, drama and performance, news media, comic books, video games, etc.
- The use of popular media in education
- The effect of popular media in Caribbean cultural studies, economics, history, law studies, the social sciences, and translation
Submission requirements for abstracts:
- 200-300 words for individual presentations
- 300-400 words for panel presentations
- Written in English, Spanish, or French
- Author’s name
- Email address
- Academic institution (if applicable)
- Title of the presentation