Afro-Caribbean Literature (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
contact email: 
Lbarr2@uky.edu

Call for Papers, Afro-Caribbean Literature at CEA 2011
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000
Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Afro-Caribbean Literature for our 42nd annual 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
* 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 Afro-Caribbean literatures
* Postcolonial studies and Afro-Caribbean literatures
* Comparative literary, historical, political, or cultural analyses of Afro-Caribbean literatures

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2010
Please see the submission instructions at

Conference Theme: Fortunes
Money, luck, friendship, health, a warm place to sleep. In a world staggered by economic decline and natural catastrophes, what are the new boundaries of success and misfortune? How do art, literature, and the classroom respond to the Rota Fortunae? For our 2011 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore Fortune as both a daunting challenge and an elusive ideal. For more information, please see the full CFP at

General Call for Papers
CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature, 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.

Membership
All presenters at the 2011 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2011. To join CEA, please go to

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cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond