CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham Sheraton Hotel The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 52nd annual conference. The general conference theme is “justice,” so we are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to justice in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.

We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literature in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:

  • resistance: protesting injustice
  • equality: shifting perceptions of race, class, cultures, regions, genders, sexualities
  • reclamation: spotlighting forgotten or unknown texts, authors, places, cultures
  • discourse: employing rhetoric and argument
  • physicality: placing the body/publishing the text in contested spaces
  • movements: challenging the status quo through ideas, genre, form
  • legitimacy: considering literature and the law
  • education: teaching empathy and dialog
  • individuality: combining the personal and political

Submission deadline: October 1, 2020

Proposals should be submitted electronically by October 1, 2020 through our conference management database housed at the following web address: Proposals should be between 250 and 500 words in length and should include a title. Please note that only one proposal may be submitted per participant. Notifications of proposal status will be sent in early December. Membership: All presenters at the 2021 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2021. To join CEA, please go to Other questions? Please email