Georgia and Carolinas College English Association
Call for Proposals
30-31 January 2015
"Dost thou think, because thou art / virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?" – Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
For its 2015 conference, the Georgia and Carolinas College English Association seeks proposals that address the theme of carnivalization and the carnivalesque. As articulated by Mikhail Bakhtin, "carnival celebrated temporary liberation from prevailing truth and from established order; it marked the suspension of all hierarchical rank, privileges, norms, and prohibitions. Carnival was the true feast of time, the feast of becoming, change, and renewal. It was hostile to all that was immortalized and completed."