Academic Administrative Leadership at CEA 2018

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers, Academic Administrative Leadership at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Academic Administrative Leadership for our 49th annual conference at

Conference Theme

CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the conference theme: Bridges. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge crosses Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg, called the Sunshine City in honor of its Guinness Record for most consecutive days of sunshine (768). St. Petersburg is home to historic neighborhoods, distinguished museums, contemporary galleries, and a wide variety of dining, entertainment and shopping venues. St. Petersburg is also home to the College English Association’s 2018 national conference, where we invite you to join us at our annual meeting to explore the many bridges that connect places, texts, communities, words, and ideas.


CEA invites proposals from academics in all areas of literature, language, film, composition, pedagogy, and creative, professional, and technical writing. We are especially interested in presentations that build bridges between and among texts, disciplines, people, cultures, media, languages, and generations.


Special Topic: Academic Administrative Leadership

In conjunction with the CEA Conference theme, proposals that consider Academic Administration and Leadership in English as “Bridges” are especially encouraged.


Potential areas of consideration include:

  • Building intradepartmental bridges between individual faculty, concentrations, or specializations
  • Forging interdepartmental bridges with other programs/majors to foster interdisciplinarity, team-taught courses, learning opportunities, and/or increased enrollment
  • Crossing the town/gown gap through community engagement
  • Connecting junior faculty to leadership opportunities
  • Developing bridges between upper administrators and departmental faculty
  • Linking the classroom to post-graduation life through service learning, problem-/project-based learning, or other pedagogical strategies

Submit your proposal at


General Call for Papers

CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature criticism and scholarship, creative writing, composition, technical communication, linguistics, 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.


Submission: August 15–November 1, 2017


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


All presenters at the 2018 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2018. To join CEA, please go to

If you have any questions, please email or me at



Ken A. Bugajski

Professor of English

University of Saint Francis

2701 Spring Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46808