Travel and Literature at CEA 2011 (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Katrina J. Quinn/Slippery Rock University
contact email: 
katrina.quinn@sru.edu

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 Travel and Literature area at CEA is seeking submissions on any aspect of travel and literature, including but not limited to travelogues; travel and ecocriticism; regionalism; travel and identity; intercultural perspectives; etc. Theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome, as are papers concerning various genres and historical periods of literature. Of particular interest will be papers that address the conference theme, FORTUNES, as it applies to travelers across America, around the world, and through time and space. How does literature portray travelers and their fortunes?

Proposals should be between 350 and 500 words in length and should include a title and contact information, including name, institutional affiliation, if any, and email address. Please mention any audio-visual equipment needs or any other special needs.

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,

Katrina J. Quinn, Ph.D.
Communication Department
Slippery Rock University
(724) 738-2430
katrina.quinn@sru.edu

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
romantic
science_and_culture
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond