Travel and Literature at CEA

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2017

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2017

March 30 - April 1 | Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Tel: 843-686-8400  |


The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 48th annual conference.  Submit your proposal at


The Travel and Literature area at CEA is seeking submissions on any aspect of travel and literature, including but not limited to travelogues; travel and ecocriticism; regionalism; travel and identity; intercultural perspectives; etc. Theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome, as are papers concerning various genres and historical periods of literature. Of particular interest will be papers that address the conference theme, ISLANDS, as it applies to travelers across America, around the world, through academia, and through time and space.  


Conference Theme: ISLANDS

For our 2017 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the rhetorical, the pedagogical and the professional “islands” of our field.  How do writers encounter islands of the sea, of thought, culture, or time in their travels? How do islands isolate and consolidate, draw forth and reject, nurture and threaten travelers and their texts?  How do islands function in seas of the literary, the rhetorical, the pedagogical and the professional?


General Call for Papers

In addition to our conference theme, CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations by enthusiastic academics, from professor emeriti to advanced undergraduates, in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature, creative writing, composition, pedagogy, technical communication, professional writing, computers and writing, languages, linguistics, digital humanities, and film. We also welcome papers on areas that influence our work as academics, including student demographics, student/instructor accountability and assessment, student advising, academic leadership in departments and programs, and the place of the English department in the university overall. 


Submissions Accepted: August 15November 1, 2016

For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at



All presenters at the 2017 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2017. To join CEA, please go to


Other questions? Please email





Katrina J. Quinn, Ph.D.

Communication Department

Slippery Rock University

(724) 738-2430