Native American Literature at CEA, Baltimore, MD, March 27-29, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University

45th Annual Conference | March 27-29 | Baltimore, MD

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Native American Literature for our 45th annual conference.
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Submission deadline: November 1, 2013

Special Topic: Native American Literature

This Special Topics panel is perfectly suited to address this year's conference theme, Horizons. While indigenous peoples have always had an eye on the past, mindful of how ineluctably bound it is to the present, they too are always looking to the future and the ongoing survival of the people and their ways of living and being in the world. Papers that engage this year's conference theme, then, are particularly welcome. However, this panel also welcome papers that address any issue relevant to Native American literature/culture, including, but not limited to, (mis)representations of indigenous peoples, the struggle for land rights, material/cultural rhetorics, literary separatism, and transnational perspectives on Native American literature.

General Information:

For our 2014 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the pedagogical, and the professional "horizons" of our field. 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, including—but not limited to—the past and future of literature, language, composition, technology, text, the writer, the poet, the classroom, the internet, gender, and globalism.

For Online Submissions:

CEA prefers to receive submissions electronically through our conference management database housed at the following web address:

Electronic submissions open 15 August and close on 1 November 2014. Abstracts for proposals should be between 200 and 500 words in length and should include a title. Please note: only one
proposal per conference participant may be submitted.

Submitting electronically involves setting up a user ID, then using that ID to log in – this time to a welcome page which provides a link for submitting proposals to the conference. If you are submitting a panel with multiple participants, please create a user ID for each proposed participant. If you have attended CEA before and are willing to serve as a session chair or respondent for a panel other than your own, please indicate so on your submission.

For Paper Submissions:
We will accept hard copy proposals postmarked no later than 15 October 2014 via regular mail. Please include the following information:

Institutional affiliation
Mailing address
Phone number
Email address
Title for the proposed presentation
Abstract of 200–500 words
Audio-visual equipment needs
Special needs and accommodations
Panel organizers should include the above information for all proposed participants. If you have
attended CEA before and can serve as a session chair or respondent for a panel other than your 4
own, please indicate so in your cover letter. Address hard copy submissions to the Program Chair:
Steve Brahlek
CEA 2013 Program Chair
MS 33 Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33461

All presenters at the 2014 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2014. To join CEA, please go to

Questions about this Special Topic Panel, Native American Literature, can be directed to Dr. Benjamin D. Carson at

Other questions? Please email CEA Program Chair at

Ben (Panel Chair)