CFP: [Professional] CEA 2009: Designing Your Dissertation Committee

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Robin Hammerman
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Call for Papers, College English Association 2009: Design
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219;
(412) 281-7100
Submission: August 31-November 1, 2008
Please see the submission instructions at

Conference Theme: DESIGN
The 2009 CEA conference theme is 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? For more information, please see the full CFP at

Faculty who advise Ph.D. candidates in English are invited to inquire
about ways they might participate in this CEA 2009 panel for graduate
students who are about to enter the dissertation phase. Current Ph.D.
candidates or recent graduates who are eager to share their dissertation
committee experiences -- unusual or conventional -- are also invited to
inquire. Please contact Robin Hammerman (, CEA
Graduate Student Concerns Committee Chair.
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.

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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