CFP: NeMLA Panel: Caribbean Film as Witness

Call for Papers

Caribbean Film as Witness

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 21-24, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts

Host Institution:  Tufts University

This panel focuses on the deployment of the medium of film from and about the Caribbean as a means of witnessing that represents a possibility for changing the contexts in which the witnessing occurs as Paulo Freire says is witnessing’s role. Several filmmakers have used their craft to bear witness to the region’s violent history and its legacy. This panel aims to provide a forum to critically discuss their efforts. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Toni Pressley-Sanon at toni.sanon@gmail.com.

Deadline:  September 30, 2012

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association’s tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.  http://www.nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp.html

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