Caribbean Literature at CEA 2019

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at


We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literatures in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:


* Vision or visibility/invisibility as it relates to race, class, cultures, regions, genders, or sexualities

* Visionaries in literary texts, media, and pedagogy

* The themes of sight, vision, revision, and spectacle as they relate to literary, scholarly, or theoretical works

* Connections between illustrations and literary texts

* Revision as it pertains to the writing process

* The eye or vision as a metaphor, motif, or icon

* Colonization and empire

* Nationalism and citizenship

* Hybridity, transculturation, creolite, and mestizaje

* Resistance and resilience

* Migration, exile, transnationalism, and/or globalization

* Travel and tourism

* Orality and the spoken word

* Intertextuality

* Diasporic theory and Caribbean literatures

* Postcolonial studies and Caribbean literatures

* Comparative literary, historical, political, or cultural analyses of Caribbean literatures



Conference Theme: Vision and Revision


The College English Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter. We invite you to join us at our annual meeting to explore the theme of vision and revision. CEA invites proposals from academics in all areas of literature, language, film, composition, pedagogy, and creative, professional, and technical writing. We are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to vision and/or revision in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.


General Call for Papers

CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature criticism and scholarship, creative writing, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film. We also welcome papers on areas that influence our work as academics, including student demographics, student/instructor accountability and assessment, student advising, academic leadership in departments and programs, and the place of the English department in the university.


Submission: August 15-November 1, 2018


For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at


All presenters at the 2019 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2019. To join CEA, please go to

Other questions? Please email




Laura Barrio-Vilar, Ph.D.

English Department

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 S. University Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72204

Phone: (501) 569-8317