CFP: [American] CFP: 19th-century American Literature at CEA 2009

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Kim Armstrong
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Call for Papers:
19th-century American Literature 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 invites proposals for presentations on
19th-century American literature. While we are especially interested in
proposals addressing the conference theme and/or pedagogy, all proposals
will be considered.

Submission: August 31-November 1, 2008
To submit a proposal go to

Since 1939, the College English Association has been a vibrant association
of scholar-teachers, committed to excellence in teaching and professional
development with 20 regional affiliates. This year (2009) is our 40th
annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th anniversary.

General Conference Theme: Design
In addition, 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.

Questions about our submission database, submission generally, CEA, the
conference, etc? Please email<>.


Kim Armstrong
19th-century American Literature Area Chair

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