Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association, Travel and Literature Area
contact email: 
katrina.quinn@sru.edu

Call for Papers: Travel and 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 Travel and Literature for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org.

The Travel and Literature Area at CEA is seeking submissions on any aspect of travel and literature, including but not limited to travelogues; travel and ecocriticism; regionalism; travel and identity; intercultural perspectives; etc. Theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome, as are papers concerning various genres and historical periods of literature. Of particular interest will be papers that address the conference theme, BORDERS, as it applies to travelers across America, around the world, and through time and space. How does literature portray travelers and the geographic, political, cultural, and personal borders they cross…or don’t?

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.

Membership
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.

Sincerely,

Katrina J. Quinn, Ph.D.
Communication Department
Slippery Rock University
(724) 738-2430
katrina.quinn@sru.edu

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
poetry
romantic
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian