CFP: [African-American] African-American Literature at CEA 2009

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Call for Papers, African-American Literature at CEA 2009
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in
English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on African-American
Literature for our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization's
70th anniversary.
Special topics in African-American Literature is accepting abstracts for
presentation on the main conference theme of DESIGN. The conference
theme should be interpreted broadly as we will accept abstracts on any
topic related to African-American Literature. Possible topics include:
Designing curricula, courses, and programs in African-American Literature
Designing African-American culture in literature
The author as designer of blackness
Conscious or unconscious (negative and positive manifestations of
African American participation in the textual world
General Conference Theme: Design
In addition, CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general
conference theme, Design. We live in a world atomized into text messages
and jump cuts, socially constructed snippets on networking sites,
fragmented blogs and news bites, ones and zeroes. In such a context, is
there still a role for conscious design - of literature, of art, of
rhetoric, of learning? After the death of the author, who designs the
texts we love to see, read, and study? Or do we make our own
designations, sketching out the plot, shading in the design, creating
meaning as we find it?
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.
Submission: August 31-November 1, 2008
For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at
All presenters at the 2009 CEA conference must become members of CEA by
January 1, 2009. To join CEA, please go to
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