Literature and Work: Literature of/about the Laborer (11/1/11, 3/29-31/2012
Call for Papers: Literature and Work: Literature of/about the Laborer (11/1/2011, 3/29-31/2012) at CEA 2012
43rd Annual Conference | March 29 – March 31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia; (804) 344-7000
Submission deadline: November 1, 2011 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals on Literature and Work: Literature of/about the Laborer for presentation at our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
This is a special topics cfp sponsored by NYCEA at CEA. You do not have to be a member of NYCEA to present, but you do have to become a member of CEA as do all presenters once their proposals are accepted. Your paper proposal for this panel can treat any dimension of how work and the laborer are treated in literature (any genre from any period). We also welcome any presentation that applies labor theory as it manifests itself in a literary work. Any submission of a study of the cultural and/or historical contexts of labor/work to a literary work are also welcome.
Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2011
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org /
General CEA Conference Theme: "Borders". CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme if you do not wish to submit on the above special topic theme.
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.
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
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