Literature and Law/Criminal Justice (11/1/2011, 3/29-31/2012)

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Call for Papers: Literature and Law/Criminal Justice (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
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals on Literature and Law/Criminal Justice for presentation at our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at
Literature and Law//Literature and Criminal Justice 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 may treat any dimension of law and/or criminal justice as treated thematically in literature. We also welcome submissions that explore how legal form and tropes are used in creating the style and/or form of a literary work and how that relates to its content and/or message. The historical, political, and cultural dimensions of law and/or criminal justice may also be the focus of your proposal. The study may treat any genre from any period and any area of the world.
Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2011
Please see the submission instructions at /
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

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Joseph Pestino
Nazareth College
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Rochester, NY 14618-3790