Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film

deadline for submissions: 
December 15, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March (10th & 11th) 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Shipwrecks, sea disasters and castaway narratives
  • People of the sea: sailors, pirates, fishing communities
  • Maritime identities
  • Nature and the Sublime
  • Ecology and environmentalism
  • beasts of the deep
  • Human trafficking
  • Empire, postcolonialism, globalization
  • Maritime gender divisions

We welcome papers in English that explore one or more of the topics above. Please send 200- word proposals for 20-minute papers to by 15 December 2016. Proposals should be sent as part of a text message, not as an attachment.