Call for Papers: 17th/18th Century American Literature at CEA 2010

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Call for Papers: 17th/18th Century American Literature at CEA 2010



Call for Papers, 17th/18th Century American Literature at CEA 2010

Annual Conference | March 25-27,2010 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 EastHouston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205


The College English Association, agathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes

 proposals for presentations on17th/18th Century American Literature for our 41st annual conference.


This panel seeks papers on any aspect of American literature from the 17th and 18th centuries. While papers addressing the conference's main theme Voices are welcome, submissions regarding any aspect of 17th/18th Century American literature are encouraged.


General Conference Theme: Voices

In addition, CEA welcomes proposalsfor presentations on the general conference theme, Voices.

Voiceson opposing sides of the conflict culminating at the Alamo spoke for twodistinctly diverse cultures.  Andwithin those cultures were voices and texts that influenced the actions duringthat struggle -- significant cultural markers of time, place, and being.


Beforeand after the struggle there, writers everywhere have reflected and influencedthe events of their day, and from their experience, the great writers havecreated texts that have become ageless connections to what is past, or passing, orto come.


Their voices also call for us toacknowledge or recognize beauty or to realize or remember significant lessons-- perhaps via a character like Professor Farber from Fahrenheit 451 ora place like a raft on a river in Huckleberry Finn -- with an urgency noless than the Alamo's.  Thiscorrespondence we find within ourselves is our human condition -- but it is thecapacity to listen for and to those whose message or memory is unlike our ownthat makes us scholars.  Our voicesblend with those we admire or abhor -- creating a text, which (if it stands the test of taste and time) willblend with still other voices, like those of our students, newly discovering "apeak in Darien"-- all wishing to be heard and remembered. 

In the shadow of San Antonio's famous symbol of voices thatcall for attention and allegiance, College English Association asks you tosubmit papers on any aspect of the theme of Voices.

General Call for Papers

CEA also welcomes proposals forpresentations 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 workas academics, including student demographics, student/instructor accountabilityand assessment, student advising, academic leadership in departments andprograms, and the place of the English department in the university. 

Submission: August 21-November 1, 2009

For more information on how tosubmit, please see the full CFP at


All presenters at the 2010 CEAconference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2010. To join CEA, pleasego to  

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Karen Madison

CEA 1st VP and ProgramChair

English Department

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University of Arkansas

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