Animals in Literature and Film.

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College English Association-Caribbean Chapter

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC), a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2016 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Mayagüez on Friday, March 11 and Saturday March 12, 2016. The topic for the 2016 conference is Animals in Literature and Film. The conference will explore the role of non-human animals in the literary imagination. Animals have had a ubiquitous role in literary representation from antiquity to the present. This role has acquired an important focus in recent critical theory, especially in posthumanism approaches.

We invite papers that explore animals as depicted in literature, folklore, fables, religion, myth, film and other related media.

Please send 200-250 word proposal as part of a text message and not as an attachment to by November 30, 2015.

The conference hopes to address the role of animals in the literary imagination particularly in its intersection with the following topics:
The Victorian Age
Popular Culture
Children's Literature
Animals as Metaphor
Science Fiction

*If you are submitting a panel proposal (2-4 panelist), please submit one abstract that includes all presenters' names and contact information. This single proposal may be up to 600 words depending on the number of presenters on the proposed panel.

All accepted presenters are required to become members of the Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association. Conference registration is included in the membership fee.