Art and the Artist in Society Publication [Update] (deadline: September 21, 2009)

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College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

Art and the Artist in Society
Collection of Critical Essays

(Deadline: September 21, 2009)

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is preparing a collection of critical essays to be published on the topic of the 2009 Annual Conference, Art and the Artist in Society. The 2009 Conference of the CEA-CC was a multidisciplinary conference that included presentations on literature, the fine arts, and even the performing arts from scholars from the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin American.

We are looking for essays to supplement the works presented in the 2009 conference. The essays should discuss and/or explore the relation between the artist, his / her art, and the different social agents that they are in constant interaction with (from the government, academia, and the church to the entertainment industry, the general public and/or particular communities in society). Some of the specific topics that we are interested in within the general topic of art are:

* Art as the Historical Voice of Minorities and Marginalized Groups in Society *

* Art as the Means for Escapism, Reflection, and/or Indoctrination *

* Art and the High-brow and Low-brow Cultures *

* Public Spaces and Art *

* Re-enactment of Culture as Art *

* The Body and Art / Art and the Body *

* New Medias and the Democratization of Art *

* Adaptation and Reinterpretation of Classical Works *
(Adaptation and Reinterpretation of Classical Works in the New Media)

* The Struggle for Meaning between the Artist and the Audience/Reader *

* The Multiplicity of Canons in Literature *

* National Identity and the Literary Canon *

* The Exiled and Expatriate Artists and their Work *

* The Relation between the Performer, the Art Work/Text, and the Artist *

* The Artist as Craftsman, Genius, and/or Celebrity *

* The Artist and his/her Characters *

* The Artist in Fiction *

Papers should be 10-15 pages, double spaced, in Times New Roman letter font, size twelve, and they should include a complete bibliography of the works used. If you are interested, you can submit your paper via e-mail to José Jiménez-Justiniano at by September 21, 2009. The papers should be submitted as an attachment in MS Word document. For more information you can visit our website at and / or you can write to us at the e-mail provided above.