new Call for Papers: Crossing Borders in the Transnational Work of Agha Shahid Ali at CEA 2012 (11/1/2012, 3/29-31/2012).

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Call for Papers: Crossing Borders in the Transnational Work of Agha Shahid Ali 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 Crossing Borders in the Transnational Work of Agha Shahid Ali for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at

We invite proposals that examine the issues of postcoloniality, hybridity, and cosmopolitanism in the prose and/or poetry of Agha Shahid Ali. Proposals may explore related themes, including, but not limited to, exile, identity, belonging, home, displacement, cross-cultural pluralism, or the contribution Ali's prose or poetry has made towards enhancing intercultural understanding of Western, Hindu and Muslim cultures. Proposals on any aspect of Agha Shahid Ali's work will be considered.

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
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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