CFP: [General] Afro-Caribbean Lit.(11/1/2008; CEA, 3/26-28/2009)

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Laura Barrio-Vilar
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Call for Papers, Afro-Caribbean Literature at CEA 2009
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in
English studies, welcomes
 proposals for presentations on Afro-Caribbean literature for our 40th
annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th anniversary.
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
- Postcolonial studies and Afro-Caribbean literatures
- Comparative literary, historical, political, or cultural analyses of
Afro-Caribbean literatures
General Conference Theme: Design
In addition, CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general
conference theme, Design. We live in a world atomized into text messages
and jump cuts, socially constructed snippets on networking sites,
fragmented blogs and news bites, ones and zeroes. In such a context, is
there still a role for conscious design - of literature, of art, of
rhetoric, of learning? After the death of the author, who designs the
texts we love to see, read, and study? Or do we make our own
designations, sketching out the plot, shading in the design, creating
meaning as we find it?
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.
Submission: August 31-November 1, 2008
For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at
All presenters at the 2009 CEA conference must become members of CEA by
January 1, 2009. To join CEA, please go to
More information
• Find out more about the College English Association:
• Find out more about lodging and registration:
• Contact CEA officers:
Other questions? Please email
Laura Barrio-Vilar
University of Kentucky
Dept. of English
1215 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027

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