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CFP: College of English Association "Language Speaks Us" (9/30/2013;3/14-15/2014)

The College English Association
Caribbean Chapter 
The University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez,
March 14-15, 2014

The College English Association-Caribbean Chapter welcomes proposals for presentations in English (20-minute papers) for our 2014 conference, which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, on 14-15 March 2014. The title is “Language Speaks Us” and the topic is Language(s) and Identity. This event will be an opportunity to discuss the ways in which texts are conceived, nurtured and produced, and received by the public, in both historical and contemporary contexts. “Text” is to be interpreted broadly and comprises literature, nonfiction, essays, advertisements, maps, music, film, poetry, tweets, visual and performing arts, facebook posts, SMS and IMs, and many other tracts. Conference papers will be considered for publication in a volume of essays.

Possible topics, among others:
Literary Canon(s) and Community Identity
Chicano, Nuyorican, and Latino Literatures
Mono/Multilingualism, Authenticity, and Identity
Multilingual Literatures
Language-Education in Multicultural Classrooms
Institutional Hierarchies and Language Policies
Language and Community
Language and Coding in Transnational Texts
Contact Zone, Borderlands, and Languages
Code-Switching, Language Transfer
Language in Construction of Multiple Histories
Resistance and Domination through Language
Multi or Mono-Linguistic Policies in Public Spaces (signs, monuments, documents)

On a rolling basis, we welcome abstracts in Humanistic/Social Science fields and subdisciplines, as individual papers or panels of 2-4 scholars. Submit abstracts of 100-200 words in the body of an e-mail message (not an attachment) by September 30, 2013 to cea.cc.conference@gmail.com.  

See http://blogs.uprm.edu/ceacc/cfp/ for more information.

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