Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

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

Call for Papers,  Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

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

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Book History and Textual Criticism for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The Special Topics Chair for Book History and Textual Criticism welcomes proposals and panels covering the areas below:

 

• Composition, publication, and reception histories

• Bibliography

• Textual criticism

• Print culture

• BH on a budget (what to do when you don't have a rare book room)

• BH in the classroom (teaching methodologies, curriculum development, collaboration, etc.)

• BH centers (supporting research, consulting services, teaching faculty/students, etc.)

• The Future of Book History

 

Also consider connections to the Bridges theme.  How does BH and/or textual criticism act as a bridge?  Can we see Book History as a bridge to the future?  Does BH or textual criticism serve as a bridge in the classroom?  Are there interesting composition, publication, or reception histories to Bridge to Terabithia, A View from the Bridge, This Bridge Called my Back, or other texts using bridges?

Conference Theme

CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general 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.

For your proposal you might consider:

  • Bridges between disciplines, languages, or generations
  • Bridges between races, classes, cultures, regions, genders, or sexualities.
  • Cultural or ideological bridges in literary, scholarly, or theoretical works
  • The bridge as construct, form, metaphor, motif, or icon
  • Connections between text and images or sound
  • Bridges between theory and practice, reading and writing, writer and audience
  • Building bridges between teaching and scholarship; faculty and administrators; professors and students
  • Bridges as physical artifacts and symbols of industry and technology
  • Digital humanities as a bridge between worlds
  • What bridges connect, support, and pass over

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 www.cea-web.org

 

Membership
All presenters at the 2018 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2018. To join CEA, please go to www.cea-web.org

Other questions? Please email cea.english@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Erin Bistline

e.bistline@tamu.edu