CFP: [General] Womenâs Connection Panels (11/1/07; CEA, 3/27/08-3/29/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Brandy Lain Schillace

Women’s Connection
College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

The Women’s Connection is now inviting papers and panels for the 39th
annual meeting of the CEA. Our theme for this year’s conference is
passages. The CEA could have chosen various terms to investigate this
themeâ€"travel, sojourn, migrationâ€"but the word “passages” not only
suggests the many journeys we hope to explore in literature and film, but
also signals the importance of the transitional moment, when one must
leap into the unknown and face/embrace the change that follows. For the
Women’s Connection, the theme is particularly exciting; women and the
field of women’s studies have been on expansive journeys over the years,
earning their rites (and “rights”) of “passage.” For our panels, we would
further invite discussion about the passages we read and write as well as
those we travel.

Additionally, the CEA Conference invites papers or panels on all areas of
literature, languages, film, composition, pedagogy, creative writing, and
business/technical writing by experienced academics, as well as from
young scholars and graduate students, that explore aspects of the
conference theme. Note that the theme may be interpreted broadly.

Proposals must be submitted via the online database,, by November 1st

When you submit your proposal, you may use a pull-down menu to indicate
your topic. Indicate at that pull-down menu that your submission should
be directed to me, Brandy Schillace, chair of the Women’s Connection

(To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits presentations to 15

Note: All presenters must become members of the College English
Association by
January 1, 2007. For membership information, contact Joe Pestino at

For more information about CEA, the general conference theme, or other
special sessions, please consult the CEA web site â€" . If you have any other questions, you may
contact me at, but please remember, I cannot accept
proposals over email.

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