New Media and Democratization of Art (Collection of Essays; Deadline: 9/21/2009)

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College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

The New Media and the Democratization of Art

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is preparing a collection of critical essays to be published on the topic of the 2009 Annual Conference, Art and the Artist in Society.

The 2009 Conference of the CEA-CC was a multidisciplinary conference that featured presentation on literature, fine arts, and even the performing arts. We are looking for essays to supplement the works presented in the conference on the specific topic of the new media and new artistic forms. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and/or discuss the use of new mediums and spaces to create different types of art and whether these have resulted in a democratization of art; allowing a greater number of people a chance at artistic expression and/or to have greater exposure to art.

This might include papers that talk about the "Internet artist and online publishing," "tattoo art and artists," "fashion as art," "the body as a work of art," etc.

Papers should be 10-15 pages, double spaced, in Times New Roman letter font, size twelve, and they should include a complete bibliography of the works used. If you are interested, you can submit your paper via e-mail to José Jiménez-Justiniano at by September 21, 2009. The papers should be submitted as an attachment in MS Word document. For more information you can visit our website at and or write to us at the e-mail provided above.