CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2014 (11/1/13; 3/27/13-3/29/13)

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Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
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Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2014
March 27-29, 2014 | Baltimore, Maryland
CEA 2014 will be held at the Hyatt Regency, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 45th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address 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 Caribbean literatures
* Postcolonial studies and Caribbean literatures
* Comparative literary, historical, political, or cultural analyses of Caribbean literatures

Conference Theme: Horizons

General Call for Papers: We welcome presentations by experienced academics and graduate students on all areas of literature, languages, film, composition, pedagogy, creative writing, and professional writing. Proposals may interpret the CEA theme broadly, including—but not limited to—the past and future of literature, language, composition, technology, text, the writer, the poet, the classroom, the internet, gender, and globalism.

Submission Dates: August 31-November 1, 2013
For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at

Membership: All presenters at the 2014 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2014. To join CEA, please go to

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