Book History at CEA (11/1/2012, 4/4-6/2013)

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College English Association

Call for Papers: Book History at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:
100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
Phone (912) 233-7722; Fax (912) 233-3765.

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Book History for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Book History and Textual Criticism invites proposals for presentations on book history, bibliography, textual criticism, readership, authorship, print culture, and book history pedagogy.

Conference Theme: Nature
In earlier centuries, "Nature" set the parameters, as Philip Round states,"of conversations about everything from church doctrine to village order." Often discussions of gender, character, authorship, and even civil discourse turned to questions of "customary precedent and natural law." By the
twentieth century "nature" was used to delineate the new literary study of "nature writing," while also used in broader terms to question the changing nature of our society with the onset of the digital age, postmodernism, new views of gender and race construction, and even changes within academia. What is the "nature" of the academia today? How has the "nature" of publishing and authorship changed with the digital age? How
has the "nature" of our profession changed? In what ways does
"nature" define us? Or do we define "nature?" For our 2013 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore the literary,
the pedagogical, and the professional "nature" of our field.

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

Submission Dates: August 31-November 1, 2012

For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at


All presenters at the 2013 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2013. To join CEA, please go to

Other questions? Please email


Stephanie Eckroth
Book History Area Chair
Historian, Declassification and Publishing
Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs
U.S. Department of State