Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2019


[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for its 50th annual conference, to be held from March 28-30, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The general conference theme is “Vision and Revision.” The deadline for submission is November 1, 2018.

Call for Papers: The College English Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter. We invite you to join us at our annual meeting to explore the theme of vision and revision. CEA invites proposals from academics in all areas of literature, language, film, composition, pedagogy, and creative, professional, and technical writing. We are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to vision and/or revision in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.

For your proposal you might consider:

Vision or visibility/invisibility as it relates to race, class, cultures, regions, genders, or sexualities

The iconic/iconicity in literary texts and popular culture

Visionaries in literary texts, media, and pedagogy

Connections between illustrations and literary texts

Graphic novels and visual texts

The themes of sight, vision, revision, and spectacle as they relate to literary, scholarly, or theoretical works

Revising, re-envisioning or re-imagining pedagogy or the profession

Revision as it pertains to the writing process

The eye or vision as a metaphor, motif, or icon

New visions, innovations; avant garde or experimental literature

Envisioning new landscapes for digital humanities

[Image above: “Female Eye,” costume design, Krewe of Comus, New Orleans Mardi Gras.]

For more information and detailed guidelines see or contact Laura Barrio-Vilar (English Department, University of Arkansas at Little Rock) at

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