TRAVEL & LITERATURE at College English Association Conference, Baltimore (March 27-29, 2014)

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Katrina J. Quinn, Slippery Rock University
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Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2014
March 27-29, 2014 | Baltimore, Maryland
Hyatt Regency | 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Tel: +1 410 528 1234. Fax: +1 410 685 3362

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 45th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

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, HORIZONS, as it applies to travelers across America, around the world, and through time and space. How does literature portray horizons as they are encountered, seen, or crossed, or not, by travelers?

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.

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, 2013
For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at

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

Other questions? Please email