Travel and Literature at CEA 2013

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association, Travel and Literature Area
contact email: 
katrina.quinn@sru.edu

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2013

April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
Savannah Riverfront Marriott | 100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401 Phone (912) 233-7722 Fax (912) 233-3765

Submission Dates: August 31-November 1, 2012

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org.

The Travel and Literature area at CEA is seeking submissions on any aspect of travel and literature, including but not limited to travelogues; travel and ecocriticism; regionalism; travel and identity; intercultural perspectives; etc. Theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome, as are papers concerning various genres and historical periods of literature. Of particular interest will be papers that address the conference theme, NATURE, as it applies to travelers across America, around the world, and through time and space. How does literature portray nature as it is met–or not met–by travelers?

Conference Theme: Nature
CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general 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 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 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,

Katrina J. Quinn, Ph.D.
Communication Department
Slippery Rock University
(724) 738-2430
katrina.quinn@sru.edu

cfp categories: 
american
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
interdisciplinary
science_and_culture
theory
travel_writing