Massachusetts Maritime Academy is hosting a maritime conference in the humanities at its campus on the Cape Cod Canal in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, October 23-25, 2009. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award-winning author of In the Heart of the Sea, Sea of Glory, Mayflower, and other works. The Program Committee invites individual paper proposals and full panels (three proposals and a chair) on any aspect of the individual's or civilization's relationship with the sea through literature, history, or culture. Papers or panels may address such areas as literary writers and the sea from any period in American or global history; exploration; whaling; merchant or naval history; personal narratives of life at sea; survival literature; war at sea; the visual artist and the sea; modern poetry and the sea; or any other subject addressing our engagement with the sea through the humanities.
Conference participants presenting papers may submit their work for possible future publication in the Academy's new annual peer-reviewed journal, The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture. The first issue will be published in 2010.
Please submit a proposal of up to 500 words and a short CV via e-mail to email@example.com by May 1, 2009. Please type "Maritime Conference CFP" in the subject line of the e-mail. If you have any PowerPoint, audiovisual, or other requirements for your presentation, please include that information in the proposal. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration. The tentative conference schedule of panels and papers will be available in June. General conference information will be available in March at www.maritime.edu.
Department of Humanities
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
(508)830-5000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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