CFP: Rhetoric and Composition: Theory (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Pittman, Coretta M.

Composition and Rhetoric (Theory)


We invite individual papers and panels on Rhetoric and Composition for
the 38th Annual Meeting of the CEA. Papers for this area will draw on
the conference theme "Empathy and Ethics." Proposals may conceive the
conference theme broadly. Possible topics include, but are not limited
to the following possible areas: =20


1st Year Writing

Basic Writing

Bilingual Education

Classical Rhetoric

Computer Mediated Rhetoric

Cultural Rhetoric


Gendered Writing

Minority Rhetoric=20

Multimedia Rhetoric

Political Rhetoric=20

Popular Culture Rhetoric

Post-Colonial Rhetoric

Virtual Rhetoric=20

Submission Instructions

New submissions policies apply this year. No longer will proposals in
special panel areas be submitted directly to special panels chairs.
Instead, CEA prefers to receive all submissions, including those for
special panels, electronically through our conference management


Electronic submissions open September 15 and close on November 1

Abstracts for proposals should be between 200 and 500 words in length
and should include a title

Submitting electronically is a two-step process: (1) setting up a user
ID, then (2) using that ID to log in-this time to a welcome page which
provides a link for submitting proposals to the conference. If
submitting a panel, panel organizers should create user IDs for all
proposed participants.=20

Though CEA prefers to receive proposals through the conference database,
we will accept hard copy proposals, postmarked no later than October 15,
via regular mail. Hard copy proposals should include:



* Name=20

* Institutional affiliation, if applicable=20

* Mailing address=20

* Phone number=20

* E-mail address=20

* Title for the proposed presentation=20

* Abstract of 200-500 words=20

* A-V equipment needs, if any=20

* Special needs, if any=20

If you are willing to serve as a session chair or respondent, please
indicate this in your cover letter.=20

Address hard copy submissions and all other conference correspondence to
the Program Chair: Ed Demerly, English Division, Henry Ford Community
College, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128-1495, 313-645-9659,

CEA Membership is required for all presenters. Conference registration
material will arrive in January and will indicate registration fee
payment deadlines. CEA membership dues must be paid by January 1, 2007
for presenters' names to appear on the program.=20

Special Panels=20

As with conference-theme proposals, new submissions policies apply this
year to special topic panel proposals . No longer will proposals in
special panel areas be submitted directly to special panel chairs.
Instead, CEA prefers to receive all such submissions electronically
through our conference management database housed at

Special panels will be organized in the following areas. If your
proposal addresses one of these areas, submit your proposal to the
database by November 30. Note : Hard copy proposals will also be
accepted, but must be sent through U.S. mail by October 15 to Ed

Note to Graduate Students:=20
Graduate Students may submit their conference presentation for the CEA
Best Graduate Student Paper Award, which carries a small prize.
Information on how to submit a paper will be sent to accepted panelists
after the membership deadline. Graduate students are asked to identify
themselves in their proposals so that information may be sent.=20

Coretta M. Pittman

Baylor University

Department of English

One Bear Place #97404

Waco, TX 76710

(254) 710-6980=20

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