Sea-Changes: A Maritime Conference in the Humanities; April 12-14, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Mudgett/Massachusetts Maritime Academy
contact email: 
nautilus@maritime.edu

Sea-Changes: A Maritime Conference in the Humanities; April 12-14, 2012

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is pleased to host a second maritime conference in the humanities at its campus on the Cape Cod Canal in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, on April 12-14, 2012. The theme of the conference is sea-changes. The OED defines a sea-change as one “wrought by the sea,” an “alteration or metamorphosis, a radical change.” Shakespeare made the term famous in Ariel’s song from The Tempest: “Full fathom five thy father lies; / Of his bones are coral made; / Those are pearls that were his eyes: / Nothing of him that doth fade, / But doth suffer a sea-change / Into something rich and strange” (1.2.397-402). Proposals for single papers or panels of three speakers are invited on any aspect of the sea as a transformative power in literature, history, or culture, and in the lives of landsmen, mariners, writers, poets, and artists. The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2011. Please send proposals and brief vitae by that date to nautilus@maritime.edu. Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture. Conference details will be posted on the journal’s Web site, www.maritime.edu/nautilus, in September 2011.

cfp categories: 
american
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
poetry
travel_writing