Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2013 (Deadline: November 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent 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

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on children's and adolescent literature for our 44th annual conference.

While I welcome essays pertaining to any area of children's and adolescent literature, I am particularly interested in explorations of "nature" (broadly defined) in children's and adolescent literature and culture, including books, films, digital texts, video games, and other media.

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Submit your proposal at

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 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, 2013

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