Travel & Literature at CEA: March 28-30, 2019 (New Orleans)

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 

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, VISION AND REVISION, as it applies to travelers across America, around the world, and through time and space.  How do writers articulate vision (and revision) of and within the places, spaces, experiences, texts, and selves of their travels? 



New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically rich cities. The birthplace of jazz and home of a proud literary and cultural heritage, it is also recognized for bravery and vision in the face of devastation after Hurricane Katrina. It is a city that has had to rebuild and reinvent itself.

The College English Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter. We invite you to join us at our annual meeting to explore the theme of vision and revision. 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 feature topics relating to vision and/or revision in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.


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, 2018

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



All presenters at the 2019 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2019. To join CEA, please go to


Other questions? Please email



Katrina J. Quinn, Ph.D.

Communication Department Chair | Slippery Rock University

(724) 738-2430 |