Children's Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010).
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for Papers CHILDREN'S LITERATURE at CEA 2010
Annual College English Association Conference
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East
Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
25-7, 2010 – San Antonio, Texas
College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English
studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Children's Literature for our 41st annual conference. Please join our collegial community in gorgeous
South Texas this Spring. Below, read
more about our THEME for this year's
conference as well as our GENERAL PROGRAM.
in my voice most welcome shall you be." As You Like It 2:4.87
Antonio. Images of the River Walk merge with the memories of its most famous
location, the Alamo. Remember it, the voices from the past call out, and we do.
voices on opposing sides of its walls, representing Santa Anna and Sam Houston,
spoke for two distinctly diverse cultures. And within those cultures were
voices and texts that influenced the actions during that struggle – significant
cultural markers of time, place, and being.
and after the struggle there, writers everywhere have reflected and influenced
the events of their day, and from their experience, the great writers have
created texts that have become ageless connections to what is past, or passing, or to come.
Their voices also call for us to acknowledge or recognize
beauty or to realize or remember significant lessons – perhaps via a character
like Professor Farber from Fahrenheit 451 or a place like a raft on a
river in Huckleberry Finn – with an urgency no less than the Alamo's. This correspondence we find
within ourselves is our human condition – but it is the capacity to listen for
and to those whose message or memory is unlike our own that makes us scholars. Our
voices blend with those we admire or abhor – creating a text, which (if it
stands the test of taste and time) will blend with still other voices, like
those of our students, newly discovering "a peak in Darien" – all wishing
to be heard and remembered.
the shadow of San Antonio's famous symbol of voices that call for attention and
allegiance, College English Association asks you to submit papers on any aspect
of the following topics:
in Poetry, Fiction, Drama Voice
in Oral Literatures
from the Center Poet
as Sayer; Poet as Voice-giver
(lessness) as Power Vox
and Voice Voices
of the Home
Interpretation of literature Voice
in the Wilderness Voices
of the Folk Voices
in Material Culture
of Praise Voices
in Curricula, Courses, & Programs
addition to our conference theme, we also invite scholars, teachers, and
graduate students to submit papers that address any topic relevant to our
profession, including English, American, or World literature; film studies,
women's studies, and multicultural studies; pedagogical approaches: class
discussion, online courses, computers and technology, teacher education, ESL;
composition and rhetoric; creative writing; popular culture; as well as those
topics that relate to our lives as academics: student advising,; grade
inflation; assessment techniques (for student and teacher); administrative
posts and service positions; or anything relating to the changing identity of
the English department: how it is perceived, appreciated, or utilized by the
proposals online at www2.widener.edu/~cea
submissions open on August 21 and close on November 1, 2009. Abstracts for
proposals should be between 200 and 500 words in length and should include a
proposing a panel with multiple speakers, organizers must create user IDs and
submissions for each participant. If
you are willing to serve as a session chair or respondent for a panel other
than your own, please indicate so on your submission.
we prefer to receive proposals through the conference database, CEA will accept
hard copy proposals postmarked starting August 21, 2009, but no later than
October 21. Include the following information for each proposed participant:
and institutional affiliation
and abstract of 200-500 words
paper submissions to:
Karen Lentz Madison, CEA Program Chair
331 Kimpel Hall
Department of English
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Information for Presenters
you need audio-visual equipment, please specify your needs as clearly as
possible. CEA can provide overhead projectors, DVD players, audio tape/CD
players, and computer data projectors (presenters must bring their own laptop
computers to run data projectors.). CEA cannot provide Internet access.
- To preserve time for
discussion, CEA limits all presentations to 15 minutes.
- Papers must be presented
- Notifications of proposal
status will be sent around December 5th.
- All presenters must join
CEA by January 1, 2010, to appear on the program.
- No person may make more
than one presentation at the conference.
- Each presenter must make
his or her own presentation; no proxies are allowed.
- CEA does not sponsor or
fund travel or underwrite participant costs.
CEA 2010 program questions, contact Karen Madison, CEA 1st
VP, at cea.English@gmail.com (put "Program Chair" on the subject line).
membership questions, contact Joseph Pestino, CEA Treasurer
–Membership Center, Department of English, Nazareth College of Rochester,
245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618; phone (585-389-2645); firstname.lastname@example.org
(put "Treasurer" in the subject line).
general conference questions, contact Charles A.S. Ernst,
Executive Director –CEA Headquarters, Department of Arts and Sciences,
Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075; phone
(716-649-7900, ext. 315); email@example.com
technical questions, contact Miles Kimball, CEA President at firstname.lastname@example.org
(put "Technical" in the subject line).
Conference presenters may be eligible for awards, such as the James R. Bennett Award for
Literature and Peace or the Robert Hacke Scholar-Teacher
Leadership During the "Big" Squeeze: The Budget Vice
Leadership: Open Topic
Lit: early, 19th-century, 20th-century, African-American
of Violence in Literature: Examining Conflict (NYCEA)
Blackfriars Panel (American Shakespeare Center)
History and Textual Criticism (Rare Book School)
Lit.: Medieval, Renaissance, 18th-century, 20th century
and Adolescent Literature
Reading [all issues around it] (NYCEA)
Writing: Fiction, Poetry, Non-fiction
and Literary Imagination
Literature and Medicine and the Healing Arts
Latino, and Chicano Literature
Approaches to Writing and Literature (NYCEA)
and Law/Literature and Criminal Justice (NYCEA)
in/and Literature (NYCEA)
the Struggle for Human Rights in Literature (NYCEA)
Sea at CEA
Communication (Association of Teachers of Technical Writing)
Merton (International Thomas Merton Society)
to Graduate Students
students must identify themselves in their proposals so we may later send
information about CEA's Best Graduate Student Paper Award (which carries a
small prize). Submission instructions will be sent to accepted panelists
after the membership deadline.