Literature and War (11/1/2010-3/31-4/2/2011)

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College English Association
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MWoolbright@siena.edu

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.

Literature and War
War is part of the fabric of American culture, but there is often a gap between the public myth and the private truth of war. This panel will use literature to bridge this gap. Topics may include but are not limited to:
--the voices of war
--representations of war in a particular literary text
--connections between depictions of war and historical context
--changes in representations of war over time
--effects of war on individual characters
--structure of the literary text and relationship to war and its effects
--trauma theory and its usefulness in interpreting a text
--pedagogical approaches to teaching literature of war.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2010
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

Conference Theme: Fortunes
Money, luck, friendship, health, a warm place to sleep. In a world staggered by economic decline and natural catastrophes, what are the new boundaries of success and misfortune? How do art, literature, and the classroom respond to the Rota Fortunae? For our 2011 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore Fortune as both a daunting challenge and an elusive ideal. For more information, please see the full CFP at http://cea-web.org/

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.

Membership
All presenters at the 2011 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2011. To join CEA, please go to http://cea-web.org/

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Sincerely,
Meg Woolbright
MWoolbright@siena.edu

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