17th & 18th Century Early American Literature at CEA 2012

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College English Association

Call for Papers: 17th & 18th Century Early American Literature at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on 17th & 18th Century Early American Literature for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

This special topic seeks submissions which explore the topic of "borders" in early America, specifically during the 17th and 18th centuries. Possible papers might explore the borders between Old and New England, gender, religion, domestic and public spaces, coterie and print. What ways were writers in colonial America negotiating these borders or even trying to define them? How were writers possibly defining new borders in this New World?

Conference Theme: Borders
CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme, Borders.

Borders, boundaries, margins—what lines provide the perimeters to our profession? What demarcations continue to separate and define English studies in the second decade of the new millennium? When is "crossing a line" a desirable professional/pedagogical stance? How have scholarly fields evolved, dissolved, merged or consolidated in areas that we have traditionally viewed as distinct? Exactly where and how is English expanding and extending its borders?

General Call for Papers
CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature criticism and scholarship, 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 Dates: August 31-November 1, 2011
For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at http://www.cea-web.org

All presenters at the 2012 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2012. To join CEA, please go to http://www.cea-web.org

Other questions? Please email cea.english@gmail.com.
Kathrynn Seidler Engberg
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Alabama A&M University