Special Topics: Reconciliation in Literature at CEA 2013 (11/1/2012, April 4-6, 2013)

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jpestin5@naz.edu

Call for Papers: Special Topics: Reconciliation in 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, 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

Call for Papers: Reconciliation in Literature 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 be on any aspect of or issues around the exploration of reconciliation in any genre of texts from any period of literature and any culture. Papers may also treat the topic in relationship to other disciplines: psychological dimensions; historical contexts; cultural influences; anthropological elements, etc. Proposals that focus on the process of and journey to common ground and reconciliation are welcome as well.

Conference's General 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

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,
Joseph Pestino
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Nazareth College of Rochester
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618-3790
jpestin5@naz.edu

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