Fortunes: Religion and Literature (11/1/2019, 3/31-4/2/2011)

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Maryellen Potts/ College English Association
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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 gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.
One special topic is "Fortunes: Religion and Literature." Any conjunction of religion, literature, and fortune in its many guises is possible, but some questions to ponder are: What role does religion play in determining the fortune of a piece of literature – who publishes it, reads it, or writes it? How does religion affect the fortune of political literature? Is the literary canon shaped by religious trends? How much luck or chance does one need to publish religious writing? What is religion's response to natural disaster and economic crisis?
Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2010
Please see the submission instructions at

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

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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Maryellen Potts, Ph.D.
Iowa Wesleyan College
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