Travel and Literature at CEA 2018

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

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7 | Saint 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 Travel and Literature for our 49th 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 presentations that actualize the conference theme, BRIDGES, by building bridges between and among texts, disciplines, people, cultures, media, languages, and generations.

Conference Theme: BRIDGES

For our 2018 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the rhetorical, the pedagogical and the professional “bridges” of our field.  How do writers encounter bridges of material, thought, culture, or time in their travels? How do bridges separate or consolidate, challenge and transform, facilitate or impede travelers and their texts?  How do bridges function in landscapes of the literary, the rhetorical, the pedagogical and the professional?

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.

Submissions Accepted: August 15November 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

Other questions? Please email



Katrina J. Quinn, Ph.D.

Communication Department Chair | Slippery Rock University

(724) 738-2430 |