Literature and the Healing Arts (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

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College English Association
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aeb26@case.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.

The healing arts encompass a wide variety of healthcare professions. Moreover, those who are suffering in body or mind pursue healing in so many realms that seeking to heal or be healed can really be seen as one of life’s great goals. Given the more general theme of this year’s CEA conference, fortunes, how might we interpret intersections between literature and the healing arts? Between the symptomatic stories revealed in illness and the stories we tell as we seek after healing? How do doctors and others in healing professions relate to Fortune as they seek to alleviate suffering or defy death? Is it lucky to be healthy? This theme may be considered broadly, and we welcome proposals on the historical connections between literature and the healing arts as well as those discussing current permutations of the medical humanities.

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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Other questions? Please email cea.english@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Anne Ryan
Special Panel Chair, Literature and the Healing Arts
English Department, Case Western Reserve University

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
science_and_culture