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CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2020 (2020 CEA Conference)

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Organization: College English Association
Event: 2020 CEA Conference
Categories: Comparative, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Women's Studies
Event Date: 2020-03-26 to 2020-03-28 Abstract Due: 2019-11-01

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org


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


* Inevitability: shifts and trends relating to race, class, cultures, regions, genders, sexualities

* Mutability and mutation: poetry of loss, change, and death

* Evanescence: reclaiming texts that have vanished and reevaluating the canonical

* Liminality: shifting borders in genre and form

* Ephemerality: popular culture and forgetting

* Resistance: pedagogical theory and practice

* Transcendence: magical realism 

* Movement: avant garde or experimental literature

* Erosion and deposition: the new topography of instruction

* Colonization and empire

* Nationalism and citizenship

* Hybridity, transculturation, creolite, and mestizaje

* Migration, exile, transnationalism, and/or globalization

* Diasporic theory and Caribbean literatures

* Postcolonial studies and Caribbean literatures

* Comparative literary, historical, political, or cultural analyses of Caribbean literatures


Submission: August 15-November 1, 2019


For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at www.cea-web.org


Membership: All presenters at the 2020 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2020. To join CEA, please go to www.cea-web.org

Other questions? Please email cea.english@gmail.com.



Laura Barrio-Vilar