Call for Papers: Literature Pedagogy at CEA 2011

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College English Association

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

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

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

SPECIAL TOPIC: Literature Pedagogy. We enjoy papers or panels that address how we, as teachers, present to our students the multiple genres and modes, or the canonical and contemporary texts, that we call "literature." What approaches work? What successes or challenges have you faced? The ideal paper/panel suggests methods that are applicable to a variety of texts, rather than a single work. We also welcome teacher educators to share how they are addressing issues of literature pedagogy with pre-service teachers in an environment where teachers must address both literature and composition in the same classroom. Papers or panels can address either the conference theme of Fortunes or the General Call described below.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2010
Please see the submission instructions at

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.

All presenters at the 2011 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2011. To join CEA, please go to

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Dr. Jeri Kraver
University of Northern Colorado