CFP: Literature for Children and Adolescents (11/1/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Kraver, Jeraldine

CFP: Literature for Children and Adolescents


College English Association National Conference

Reading the Regions / Writing the Regions / Teaching the Regions

San Antonio, Texas, April 6-8, 2006


Deadline for all proposals: October 15, 2005


We invite papers/panels on Literature for Children and Adolescents for=20

the 37th Annual meeting of the College English Association. Members of
CEA are a collegial bunch, and we welcome participation by folks outside
English and by graduate students. This year's conference theme is


At issue is, how do we construct and understand our geographical regions
(north/south; east/west; urban/wilderness), our historical regions (the
Renaissance, the Restoration, the Regency), our cultural regions (high
culture/pop culture; canonical/alternative), and our ideological regions
(genre, gender, class) in relationship to what we write, read, and


As expressed in the General Call for Papers, proposals may interpret the
conference theme broadly (for suggestions--a loooong list of them, see
the end of this email!)=20


We welcome individual or panel presentations proposals that address ways
in which art, film, literature, and other media address topics, issues,
or themes of significance to children and/or adolescents. =20


Proposals are due on November 1 and should include the following



Institutional affiliation (if applicable)

Mailing address (include zip code)

Phone number and E-mail address

Title of the proposed presentation

Abstract of no more than 500 words

A-V equipment needs, if any

Special needs, if any


If you are proposing a panel, the panel organizer should include the

above information for all proposed participants.


We prefer to receive proposals for papers and panels via our new online
submission page available at, but
you can send them by E-mail (include the abstract in the message body
NOT as an attachment, please!).


And, FYI:


* CEA limits presentations to 15 minutes; panels to 75 minutes
(with 3 to4 presenters to a panel).
* All presenters must join CEA by Jan 1, 2006, to appear on the
* No one may read more than one paper at the conference.
* To promote discussion, all papers must be read by their authors;
persons not in attendance may not have papers read by colleagues.
* CEA does not sponsor or fund travel or underwrite participant


Note to Graduate Students:


Graduate Students may submit their conference presentation for the CEA
Best Graduate Student Paper Award, which carries a $100 prize.=20


For consideration, submit a copy of your paper electronically via the
submission database by March 1, 2006 (after prior submission and
acceptance of your initial proposal, due November 1, 2005).=20


Correspondence about submission should be sent to CEA President Ann R.
Hawkins (


If you are willing to serve as a session chair or respondent, please

indicate this in your correspondence.


Please send your proposal (noting any particular--and reasonable--AV
needs) to:


Dr. Jeraldine R. Kraver

University of Northern Colorado=20


Topic Ideas:


Region as Myth

Geographically (The Frontier, The South)

Historically (The Past, The Golden Age)

Culturally (American English, The Russian Novel, Postcolonial

Ideologically (Black English, Working Class Fiction, Chick Lit)

      Regions as Boundaries (Diaspora Literature)

      Region as Ideology (The Agrarians, The Bloomsbury Group)

      Region as Archetype (The West)

Regions as Legend (The Alamo)

      Regions as Definition (Genres, Minority Literature)

Regions as Limitations (Working Class Literature, Southern Writing)

Regions as Margins (Captivity Narratives, Resistance Literature)


What critical tools help in examining regions?

Ecocriticism as a Critical and Theoretical Tool

Ecocriticism and Its Connections

Ecocriticism and Its Discontents

How do other critical tools help us understand regions?


      Anti-Regionalism (Essentialism)

Surreal Regions (Science Fiction)

Gendered Regions (Feminism)

Racial Regions

Gay and Lesbian Regions

Psychological Regions

Crossing, Blending, and Blurring Regions (Epcot and Euro Disney)

Transgressing Regions (The Non-Fiction Novel)

Reinterpreting Regions (Creative Nonfiction, New Historicism)

Imagining Regions (Utopias and Dystopias)

Deconstructing Regions (Revising and Rewriting Classics)

Editing Regions (Inclusion and Exclusion)

Regions Over Time (Medieval and Modern London)

Regions and Simulacra (The Matrix, Sim City)


Regionalism and Diasporas (Jewish, African, Hispanic, and Irish

Regionalism and the Visionary Imagination (Blake's London, Magical

Regional Food and Literature/Writing (Chitlins, Grits, and Crab Cakes)

Regionalism and Art (Graphic Novels)

Regionalism and Identity

Regionalism and Globalism

Regionalism and Nationalism

Regionalism and Film

Regionalism and Fantasy

Regionalism and Cultural Hegemony

Regionalism and Meaning

Regionalism and Integration

Regionalism and Politics

Regionalism and Diversity

Regionalism and Physical, Emotional, and Psychological Boundaries

Regionalism and Religion=20

Regionalism and Economics

Regionalism and Architecture

Regional Clothing and Literature/Writing

Teaching the Regions: Strategies, Tactics, and Topics


PHEW! In all, feel free to address the notion of "Region" however you
see fit. =20




Dr. Jeraldine R. Kraver

Director of English Education

Associate Professor of English

School of English Language and Literature

University of Northern Colorado=20

 1130D Ross Hall=20

Greeley, CO 80639=20

(970) 351-1477=20

FAX: 970-351-3378=20

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