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CPF: Afro-Caribbean Literature (11/1/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)
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CEA 2007 CFP -- Special Sessions: Afro-Caribbean Literature
The 38th Annual College English Association Conference: "Empathy and Ethics." New Orleans, Louisiana, April 12-14, 2007
Deadline for all proposals: November 1, 2006.
I am coordinating the CEA panels on Afro-Caribbean Literature for the 2007 Annual College English Association Conference. We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Afro-Caribbean literatures in general, including--but not limited to--the following possible themes:
- Racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, class, and national identities
New submissions policies apply this year. No longer will proposals in special panel areas be submitted directly to special panels chairs. Instead, CEA prefers to receive all submissions, including those for special panels, electronically through our conference management database housed at the following web address:
Electronic submissions open September 15th and close on November 1st.
Abstracts for proposals should be between 200 and 500 words in length and should include a title.
Submitting electronically is a two-step process: (1) setting up a user ID, then (2) using that ID to log inâ€”this time to a welcome page which provides a link for submitting proposals to the conference.
If submitting a panel, panel organizers should create user IDs for all proposed participants.
Though CEA prefers to receive proposals through the conference database, we will accept hard copy proposals, postmarked no later than October 15th, via regular mail. Hard-copy proposals should include the following information:
Panel organizers should include the following information for all proposed participants:
If you are willing to serve as a session chair or respondent, please indicate this in your cover letter.
NOTE: Hard copy proposals will also be accepted, but must be sent through U.S. mail by October 15th to:
CEA membership is required for all presenters. Conference registration material will arrive in January and will indicate registration fee payment deadlines at that time. However, CEA membership dues must be paid by January 1, 2007, for presentersâ€™ names to appear on the program.
* To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits all presentations to 15 minutes.
Note to Graduate Students:
Graduate students may submit their conference presentation for the CEA Best Papers Award, which carries a small prize. Information on how to submit that paper will be sent to accepted panelists after the membership deadline.
Graduate students are asked to identify themselves in their proposals so that we might send information about the Best Paper Award when it is available.
Laura Barrio-Vilar, ABD