Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021

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Call for Papers
October 1, 2020
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Humanities, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Literature, Race / Ethnic Studies

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Sheraton Hotel

2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL

Phone: 1-205-324-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at


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

Contact Info: 

Dr. Laura Barrio-Vilar

Associate Professor of English

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

English Department

2801 S. University Avenue, 501 Stabler Hall

Little Rock, AR 72204

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