Fiction and Poetry (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
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Call for Papers, Fiction and Poetry at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations of Fiction and Poetry for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

About This Special Topic:

Present your original poetry or fiction at our upcoming conference.

Let the tides of inspiration ignite your creativity.

Join in the tradition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and other great writers through the theme of “Tides.” Where these tides carry your work depends on your interpretation of this theme.

Your work can meditate on the tides of human nature, relationships, or the cyclical habits of the natural world. Use the moon, the ‘mother of tides,’ as your muse or let your protagonist drift along to the gentle tug of societal tides. Embrace the flotsam and jetsam that wash ashore.

We encourage you to be as creative as you choose to be within this theme, and we look forward to seeing where your poetry or fiction winds up.

Conference Theme

 

CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Tides. The College English Association’s 51st national conference will be held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where the tides shape the land and the culture, from food and drink to music and literature. Hilton Head’s fame as a vacation destination is paralleled by the island’s rich and diverse cultural history, with its still-vibrant Gullah/Geechee community and Lowcountry traditions of hospitality. Whether bolstered or battered by the tide, Hilton Head survives and thrives. The South Carolina Lowcountry has inspired literature by Edgar Allan Poe and contemporary fiction and poetry from writers such as Gloria Naylor, Pat Conroy, Anne Rivers Siddons, Dorothea Benton Frank, and Mary Alice Monroe, while the Lowcountry and Hilton Head have appeared in countless films.

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 tides in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy. For your proposal you might consider these concepts related to Tides:

 

  • inevitability: shifts and trends relating to race, class, cultures, regions, genders, sexualities
  • mutability and mutation: poetry of loss, change, and death
  • evanescence: reclaiming texts that have vanished and reevaluating the canonical
  • liminality: shifting borders in genre and form
  • ephemerality: popular culture and forgetting
  • resistance: pedagogical theory and practice
  • transcendence: magical realism 
  • movement: avant garde or experimental literature
  • erosion and deposition: the new topography of instruction

 

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, 2020

 

For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at www.cea-web.org

 

Membership
All presenters at the CEA 2020 conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2020. To join CEA, please go to www.cea-web.org

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

 

Sincerely,

Amanda Brahlek

amanda.brahlek@volstate.edu