Indiana College English Association 2020: Beyond Boundaries

deadline for submissions: 
February 25, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana College English Association
contact email: 

ICEA 2020: Beyond Boundaries
Date: April 3, 2020
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Deadline for abstracts: Feb 25, 2020

The Indiana College English Association (ICEA) has been invited to represent English studies in Indiana University’s celebration of its 200-year history of intellectual capital, which also provides a venue for Indiana’s academic societies to celebrate their own intellectual capital. Next year is significant for ICEA as well, as it marks 85 years since we began hosting academic conferences. 

Taking part in the Indiana Academies Symposium means our conference for 2020 will take place in April, concurrent with the symposium itself. The theme for the symposium is “Beyond Boundaries,” and this will be our conference theme as well. As scholars and educators, we recognize boundaries of many kinds: academic, educational, financial, intellectual, geographic, emotional, sociological, racial, interpersonal, etc. Some boundaries constrict, while others invite innovation or growth. There are those who view boundaries as injustices (as they often are); others view them as opportunities to go beyond the known. Going beyond these boundaries is an essential and inescapable part of the human experience.

While we invite any and all papers related to post-secondary English studies, we especially encourage papers that explore this theme through (but not limited to) the following avenues:

*Literary analysis and/or textual criticism

*Writing across the curriculum (WAC) and/or writing in the disciplines (WID)

*Rhetoric and composition

*Linguistics/language studies

*Other cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary work

*Creative writing

*Historical and/or cultural contextualizations of boundaries in literature

*Pedagogy and classroom practices

*Professional writing

*Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL/TEFL/TELL, etc.)

*Educational efforts to explore or cross boundaries and/or disciplines

*Ways literature has broken through existing boundaries

…and more!


We encourage you to submit your 200-word abstract, along with your name, position (if applicable), and affiliation by Feb 25, 2020 to

Graduate students are also encouraged to submit; undergraduates with faculty support will be considered as well. As we are part of the greater College English Association, successful papers presented at ICEA 2020 are welcomed for submission at CEA’s national 2021 conference.


Any questions can be directed to the ICEA Officers, at

For more information on the Indiana Academies Symposium, see their website: