Atlantic Routes and Roots: 2-4 December 2021
The seventh biennial conference of the Defoe Society will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, homeland of the Taíno people and a site of imperial contests reaching from the fifteenth century to the present.
Our meeting embraces the fully transatlantic nature of our membership and author with the theme: Atlantic Routes and Roots.
The conference, organized in partnership with the Early Caribbean Society, invites proposals for panels on any topic related to the study of Defoe and his contemporaries, broadly defined as the Restoration period to the mid-eighteenth century; we particularly welcome proposals that underscore our theme through a focus on:
- transoceanic crossings
- the Caribbean
- Circum-Atlantic influences
- texts and contexts for race, ethnicity, and African-descended and Indigenous peoples
We are thrilled to announce our plenary speakers:
- Professor Marisa Fuentes, author of Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive, the winner of the 2016 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize, the 2016 Caribbean Studies Association Barbara Christian Prize, and the 2017 Association of Black Women Historians Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award
- Professor Rajani Sudan, author of The Alchemy of Empire: Abject Materials and the Technology of Colonialism, named "Top 6" South Asia studies publications of 2016 by the British Association for South Asian Studies
Registration information coming soon.
Proposals for individual papers or complete panels should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 January 2021.
Please limit abstracts to 500 words and include a very brief biography.
The meeting will be held 2-4 December 2021 at the Marriott San Juan, Puerto Rico.
To reserve your room at the conference rate, use this link for the group rate. Reservations must be made by Saturday, October 2, 2021 for the conference rate. Rate applies between 29 November 2021 and 8 December 2021. To make a reservation outside those dates, or if the link does not work, contact reservations: 1-787-722-7000 or email Christina Sanchez.
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