UPDATE Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands

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The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA)
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The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA) invites proposals for individual papers and three-person panels at its annual meeting in metropolitan Atlanta. The conference will be held on Friday, 29 January 2016, at Georgia Gwinnett College.
The topic is "Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands."
The plight of refugees far from their homeland has been a societal phenomenon for thousands of years. In the last two centuries alone, people have fled famine and fighting for resettlement in new lands. In the last two years, families have abandoned ancient villages for new destinations on other continents. Many families have left rural regions for urban centers during migrations within countries.
How do writers explain these large-scale movements of humanity? What are the plays, poems, and prose fiction/nonfiction describing diaspora? Individual papers and panels from faculty and graduate students are sought to explore this topic.
For individual papers, you are invited to submit a 250-400 word proposal to kathleen.demarco@gpc.edu by 15 January 2016. Please include your full name, affiliation, academic rank, mailing address, email address, and telephone number.
Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal for a three-person panel, please send inquires to the same email.