Grammar/ Linguistics at CEA (3/28-3/30/2019)

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


Call for Papers, Grammar and Linguistics at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Proposals for individual or panel presentations by language scholars, rhetoricians, writing instructors, and grammar enthusiasts are solicited in all areas of interest related to the discipline, including (but not limited to) the areas listed below.

Conference Theme

New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically rich cities. The

birthplace of jazz, it is also notable for its proud literary heritage. Its iconic setting has

inspired generations of American writers, such as Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin,

William Faulkner, John Kennedy Toole, and Anne Rice. From Easy Rider to

Treme, its distinctive sights have been memorialized in film and television to form an indelible part of America’s cultural imagination. Renowned for its Mardi Gras celebrations, 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.


For your proposal you might consider:

• Vision or visibility/invisibility through language as it relates to identities: race, class, cultures, regions, genders, or sexualities

• The iconic/iconicity in literary texts, language, and popular culture

• Visionaries in literary texts, media, and pedagogy

• Connections between illustrations, language structure, and literary texts

• Graphic novels, grammar, and visual texts

• The themes of sight, vision, revision, and spectacle as they relate to literary,

scholarly, or theoretical works

• Revising, re-envisioning or re-imagining pedagogy or the profession

• Revision as it pertains to the writing process

• The eye or vision as a metaphor, motif, or icon

• New visions, innovations; avant garde or experimental literature

• Envisioning new landscapes for digital humanities


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, 2018

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


For questions concerns about special topic submissions in Grammar/Linguistics, email Linda Di Desidero 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


Linda Di Desidero, Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA