CFP: CEA Annual Conference 4-6 April (Savannah, Georgia 2013)

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The College English Association's Division of Nineteenth-Century British Literature welcomes proposals for CEA's 44th annual conference 4-6 April 2013 in Savannah, Georgia.

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
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For inquiries about CEA's Division of Nineteenth Century British Literature please direct your correspondence to Robin Hammerman:

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

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

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