CALL FOR PAPERS
The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2013 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Arecibo on Friday, March 15 and Saturday March 16, 2013.
This year the topic is TECHNOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES. Thus, we welcome papers that investigate the cultural, social and political interactions of the humanities (arts, language and literature) and technology.
Although modern technologies largely benefit the individual and have changed the nature of social and political interactions, they have also served to make for a more dangerous world inasmuch as our lives are revealed for public consumption, and privacy becomes a disputed right. Many writers and artists have exposed the benefits and perils of technology. The CEACC invites teachers and scholars to explore the role of technologies in any aspect of the humanities, and as depicted in art, literature, language, education, film and other media.
-Technology and the writer, technology and the reader, technology as perceived in literature, as depicted in films or other arts
-Technology and the individual, the community, the environment, food, politics, ethics, governance and equality
-Ways in which technology enables/advances/hinders gender equality; or improves or diminishes standards of living and economic well-being
-The multiple interactions of art and technology; popular culture and the digital divide; Inter-tech-tuality
-Science fiction (in film and/or literature)
-The problems/advantages of technology and pedagogy; technology, education, and the classroom
-Technologies of the body, technologies and popular culture
-Technologies of the book, its creation, protection, archival conservation, circulation, publishing histories et al. Also the History of Print (or the history of the book, or authorship, or reading) in the Caribbean
-The role of social networks/blogs/tweets or the impact of (or changes in) interpretive conventions, reading practices
Please submit an abstract (approximately 250 words) as part of an email and not as an attachment by January 10, 2013, to Dr. Elsa Luciano:
All accepted presenters are required to become members of the Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association. Conference registration and lunch is included in the membership fee. For more information, please visit: