2013 College English Association-Caribbean Chapter Conference, March 15 & 16th, "Technology and the Humanities"

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College English Association-Caribbean Chapter

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2013 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Arecibo on Friday, March 15 and Saturday March 16, 2013.

This year the topic is TECHNOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES. Thus, we welcome papers that
investigate the cultural, social and political interactions of the humanities (arts, language
and literature) and technology.

Although modern technologies largely benefit the individual and have changed the nature of
social and political interactions, they have also served to make for a more dangerous world
inasmuch as our lives are revealed for public consumption, and privacy becomes a disputed
right. Many writers and artists have exposed the benefits and perils of technology. The CEACC
invites teachers and scholars to explore the role of technologies in any aspect of the
humanities, and as depicted in art, literature, language, education, film and other media.

Suggested topics:
Technology and the writer, technology and the reader, technology as perceived in literature,
as depicted in films or other arts.

Technology and the individual, the community, the environment, food, politics, ethics, governance and equality;

Ways in which technology enables/advances/hinders gender equality; or improves or diminishes standards of living and economic well-being;

The multiple interactions of art and technology; popular culture and the digital divide;

Intertech-tuality, Science fiction (in film and/or literature)

The problems/advantages of technology and pedagogy; technology, education, and the classroom

Technologies of the body, technologies and popular culture

Technologies of the book, its creation, protection, archival conservation, et al

The role of social networks/blogs/tweets

Please submit an abstract (approximately 250 words) as part of an email message and not
as an attachment by DECEMBER 28, 2012 to Dr. Elsa Luciano (cea.cc.conference@gmail.com).