CFP: [American] Literature and War (Nov. 1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008)

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Meg Woolbright
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College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

We invite papers on Literature and War for the 39th annual meeting of the
CEA. In his book, War is the Force that Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges
asserts that "The tension between the public myth of war and the private
truth of those who know combat usually ends with the myth makers
silencing the witnesses." This panel will use literature to give voice
to this silence. Papers should examine literature that addresses our
national romantic myth of war, the reality of war on the individual or
the gap between the two that makes war possible. Special consideration
will be given to papers that address the literature of our two most
recent wars: Vietnam and Iraq.

Proposals should be submitted via the online database at by November 1, 2007.

When you submit your proposal, you may use a pull-down menu to indicate
your topic. Indicate at that pull-down menu that your submission should
be directed to me, Meg Woolbright, chair of the Literature and War panel.

To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits presentations to 15 minutes.

All presenters must become members of the College English Association by
January 1, 2008. For membership information, contact Joe Pestino at

For more information about CEA, the general conference theme, or other
special sessions, please consult the CEA web site,

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