U.S. Latino/a Literature at CEA 2013 (11/1/2012, 4/4-6/2013)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
cea.english@gmail.com

Call for Papers: U.S. Latino/a 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, GA 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 U.S. Latino/a Literature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Special Topics: U.S. Latino/a Literature
We are interested in paper proposals (approximately 250-words in length) for panels that address the general conference theme of “Nature” and how this concept applies to U.S. Latino/a literary production. Proposals that examine “Nature” in relation to issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, ethnicity, religion, spirituality, immigration, globalization, labor, power, among others, are especially welcome.

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 Deadline: 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

cfp categories: 
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
postcolonial