19 October 2007

CFP - Writing Race (29 Feb - 1 Mar 2008; U of Puerto Rico-Arecibo) Deadline: 15 Dec 2007

The College English Association - Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC) will hold their 2008 Spring Conference in the University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (Puerto Rico) on the 29th of February and the 1st of March. The 2008 conference will address the general topic of race and writing. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the topic, from a literary historical, critical, theoretical, interdisciplinary or other perspective. The proposals are not limited to English language literature.

The specific topics to be addressed by the conference will include but not be limited to:

* Atlantic Studies
* Immigration and Race
* Diaspora and Writing
* The Homeland in Diasporic Writing
* Ethnic Studies
* Minority Literature
* Cultural Studies and Race
* Race and Identity
* Race and Identity in the Caribbean and Caribbean Diasporic Literature
* Postcolonialism and the Caribbean and Caribbean Diasporic Writing
*Caribbean literature and cultural studies
* Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
* African American and Afro-Caribbean connections
* Africana philosophy and the Caribbean
* Race, Gender, and Sexuality
* Racialization and the Body
* Performance Studies and Race
* Multilingualism and Race
* Critical Race Theory
* Critical Legal Studies and Race
* Slavery Studies

Send 200-word proposal for 20-minute paper to José Jiménez-Justiniano at cea.caribbeanchapter@gmail.com. The tentative deadline for submitting proposals is December 15th, 2007. Proposal should be sent as part of a text message, not as an attachment.

For changes in the deadline and other information about the conference or the association, visit our website at http://academic.uprm.edu/ceacc