TCEA Call for Papers

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

Texas College English Association (TCEA) Conference CFP
in conjunction with the annual sessions of the

Conference of College Teachers of English


March 1-3, 2018

Waco, Texas


Hidden Realities: The Texas Experience

Scholars and creative writers are invited to submit proposals that explore the experience of moving between two or more realities, such as a personal lived-in reality versus one imposed by others or necessitated by circumstances. We welcome fresh approaches, scholarly or creative, to the unique experiences of how Texas residents have negotiated and continue to negotiate the myriad realities of our past, present, and future. We welcome original Texas-related creative lyrics, lore and literature as well as critical analyses of each, including language, drama, film, popular culture, music, dance, visual arts, and photography.


Reading/Presentation Time: 15 minutes maximum (about 8 pages). Scholarly submissions (never previously presented or published) may be complete papers or abstracts of 250 words. Poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction must be complete when submitted. Submissions will be judged by the TCEA Board through a blind review process.


(CCTE officers and councilors are welcome to submit a proposal to the TCEA.)


Send submissions (via email) by November 1, 2017, to Dr. Joél Madore at



Publication: Presenters will have the opportunity to submit their works for publication in SCOL: Scholarship and Creativity OnLine, A Publication of the Texas College English Association; one presentation will also be selected for CCTE Studies.