19th Century American Literature at CEA 2012
Call for Papers: 19th Century American Literature at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on 19th Century 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 19th Century. Possible papers might explore the borders between gender, race, religion, domestic and public spaces, coterie and print, and definitions of the newly emerging nation. What ways were writers in 19th century America negotiating these borders or even trying to define them? How were writers possibly questions the borders and definitions that were starting to define what it meant to be "American"?
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