Special Topics: Literature and Work (11/1/2012, April 4-6, 2013 )
Call for Papers: Special Topics: Literature and Work 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 [special topic title] for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
This is a special topics cfp sponsored by NYCEA at CEA. You do not have to be a member of NYCEA to present, but you do have to become a member of CEA as do all presenters once their proposals are accepted. Your paper proposal for this panel can treat any dimension of how work and the laborer are treated in literature (any genre from any period). We also welcome any presentation that applies labor theory as it manifests itself in a literary work. Any submission of a study of the cultural and/or historical contexts of labor/work to a literary work are also 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 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?"
We welcome presentations by experienced academics and graduate students on all areas of literature, languages, film, composition, pedagogy, creative writing, and professional writing. Proposals may interpret the CEA theme broadly.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Nazareth College of Rochester
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Rochester, NY 14618-3790