CFP: [Travel] Travel Writing CEA (11/1/2008, 3/26-28/2009).

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Susan V. Facknitz
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Call for Papers, Travel Writing 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 [special topic title] for
our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th anniversary.

 Travel Writing: CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on all aspects of
travel writing. Presentations may engage specific texts or groups of
texts. They may focus on gender and travel or theory and travel. They may
engage the idea of the other or the purpose of travel. Papers on the
fictionalized self in travel writing are also welcome. The influence of new
technologies on the definition and experience of travel and its
accompanying writing is also a fruitful topic for presentations.

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.

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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Susan V. Facknitz

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