CFP: Nineteenth-Century American Literature (11/1/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

full name / name of organization:

CFP: Nineteenth-Century American Literature
37th Annual College English Association National Conference
(Conference title: "Reading the Regions / Writing the Regions / Teaching the
San Antonio, Texas (April 6-8, 2006)
Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2005

We invite papers that consider how geographical region shaped literary theme
in the nineteenth century. From antebellum conventions underpinning southern
ways to the wanderlust propelling the Yukon Gold Rush, this dynamic has fairly
defined American literary history. Nearly every author one cares to name in
some way tells a regional story. So, because this topic is so wide-ranging,
the panels will be shaped by the submissions--a rather organic way or
proceeding, but a fit one nonetheless.

Members of the CEA are a collegial bunch, and we welcome participation from
people across the disciplines, from graduate students to "non-academic"
professionals. To boot, San Antonio is a great city to visit (it's often
heard, "If you can't relax in San Antonio, you can't relax"). River
Walk, the Hill Country, the Missions: it's all pretty low-key and fun.

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/snail mail (please include the abstract in the message
body--_not_ as an attachment) to the following:

Peter Kratzke
c/o Program for Writing and Rhetoric
1B60 Environmental Design Building
317 UCB
Boulder, Colorado 80309
(303) 735-4665

Proposals should include the following information:
Institutional Affiliation (if applicable)
Mailing Address (including zip code)
Phone number
Email address
Title for the proposed presentation
Abstract of no more than 500 words
A-V needs, if any
Special needs, if any

General Notes:

* If you are willing to serve as a session chair or respondent, please
indicate this in your correspondence.
* If you are proposing a panel, the panel organizer should include the above
information for all proposed participants.
* CEA limits presentations to 15 minutes; panels to 75 minutes (with 3-4
presenters to a panel).
* All presenters must join CEA by Jan 1, 2006, to appear on the program.
* 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 costs.

Notes to Graduate Students:

* Graduate Students may submit their conference presentation for the CEA Best
Graduate Student Paper Award, which carries a $100 prize. 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).
* Correspondence about submission should be sent to CEA President Ann R.
Hawkins (

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