CFP: Afro-Caribbean Literature at CEA (11/1/10; 3/31/11 - 4/2/11) [update]

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Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
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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

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

Please see the submission instructions at

Conference General 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

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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