Transatlantic Literature at CEA (11/1/2012, 4/4-6/2013)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
Stephanie_Eckroth@baylor.edu

Call for Papers: Transatlantic Literature 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 Transatlantic Literature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Transatlantic Literature at CEA is interested in papers on a wide variety of topics that explore transatlantic and/or transnational concerns in literature and culture. Though papers on the conference theme of Nature are welcome, submissions need not be limited to this theme.
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 university.

Submission Dates: August 31-November 1, 2012

For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at
http://www.cea-web.org

Membership
All presenters at the 2013 CEA conference must become members of CEA by
January 1, 2013. To join CEA, please go to http://www.cea-web.org

Other questions? Please email cea.english@gmail.com.
Sincerely,

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

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
postcolonial
travel_writing