Conference of the Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association

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The 2010 Annual Conference of the Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association will be held on March 19 and 20 at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras.

In light of the mission statement of the College English Association (CEA), which embraces multiple disciplines, its Caribbean Chapter is situated in a unique location that synthesizes the Caribbean islands and their varied cultures with North and Latin American, European, African, and indigenous traditions. This year, the conference title is Boundaries and Bridges: English Studies in the Borderlands. The CEA invites papers to explore meeting places between the disciplines of English Studies, interdisciplinary studies in the field of English, and the borderlands of space and place as explored through the disciplines that comprise English studies.  Proposals are welcome on a wide variety of topics including Caribbean studies, postcolonial and/or colonial studies, borderlands or contact zones, bilingual and/or bicultural texts, cultural geography, transnational, transatlantic, and/or transpacific studies, interdisciplinary studies, languages that build upon different linguistic heritages, and others.

The organizers are inviting submissions of 250 word abstracts outlining the participants’ 15-minute proposed presentations by November 13, 2009. These may be sent to the conference coordinators at cea.cc.conference@gmail.com .

For more information, see http://blogs.uprm.edu/ceacc/  

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