Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival ( Jacksonville, Florida: 12-17 May 2018)Deadline: 15 Nov 2017
This conference is scheduled to take place aboard the M. S. Carnival Elation, which will be sailing from Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 12-17 May 2018, with stops in the Bahamas at the ports of Nassau and Half Moon Cay. When possible, presentation times will be arranged so as not to conflict with port visits.Contact details:
Abstracts are invited for a conference sponsored by the Troy University English Department on storms, shipwrecks, and survival, broadly defined. Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:
Hurricanes/ Typhoons/ Tidal waves/ Cyclones/ Waterspouts/ Nor'easters/ Whirlpools/ Floods/ Salvage/ Diving/ Sublimity and the sea/ Mutinies/ Metaphorical storm/ Metaphorical seas/ The Tempest/ The Kraken/ Sea monsters/ Ship of state/ Ship of fools/ Historical wrecks/ Titanic/ Andrea Doria/ Steamboats/ Metaphorical shipwrecks/ Bermuda Triangle/ Flat Earth/ Airship/ Captain Cook/ Captain Ahab/ The Flying Dutchman/ Ship as microcosm or crucible/ Navigation/ Mysteries/ Piracy/ Slave narratives/ Slave trade/ Castaways/ Cannibalism/ Sustainability/ Environment/ Robinson Crusoe/ The Odyssey/ Island/ Atolls/ Cays/ Island culture/ Pitcairn Islands/ Lighthouses/ Indentured servitude/ Sharks/ Jaws/ Utopia/dystopia/ Gilligan's Island/ Atlantis/ Captain Nemo/ Nautical inventions/ Submarines/ Arctic/Antarctic exploration/ Frozen seas/ Sir Francis Drake/ River/ Travel Writing/ Sea trade/ Safe harbour/ Aquatic life/ Mythology/ The Caribbean/ Tourism / Visual art.
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Because of the logistics involved in securing the conference venue and lower prices, we will make decisions on submissions by 1 December 2017. We hope to produce a conference-proceedings volume in 2019.
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