CFP: [Gender Studies] Women's Connection at CEA 2009 (11/1/2008, 3/26-28/2009)

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Carol Osborne
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Call for Papers, Women’s Connection at CEA 2009
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in
English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on women’s issues
for our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th

The Women’s Connection is now inviting papers and panels addressing
gender issues as they relate to the general conference theme, design.
Topics might include, but are not limited to
• How do we design programs in women’s studies? How does the design
of a course or a lesson affect the reception or understanding of women’s
• How does the world of design (in fashion, art, decorating)
influence or intersect with women’s writing?
• How do the narrative designs of individual authors function to
illuminate gender issues?

General Conference Theme: Design
CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme,
Design. We live in a world atomized into text messages and jump cuts,
socially constructed snippets on networking sites, fragmented blogs and
news bites, ones and zeroes. In such a context, is there still a role for
conscious design - of literature, of art, of rhetoric, of learning? After
the death of the author, who designs the texts we love to see, read, and
study? Or do we make our own designations, sketching out the plot,
shading in the design, creating meaning as we find it?

General Call for Papers
CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English
departments typically encompass, including literature, 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 31-November 1, 2008
For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at

All presenters at the 2009 CEA conference must become members of CEA by
January 1, 2009. To join CEA, please go to

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