CFP: [Travel] Travel Writing Nov.1, 2007: CEA March 27-29, 2008

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Ed Demerly
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College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

We invite papers on travel writing for the 39th annual meeting of the CEA.
These papers might be criticism, reflection, or even “how to write travel
writing”. They may focus on early Americana like Alexis de Tocqueville’s
Democracy in America or Lewis and Clark’s journals, modern classics like
Kerouac’s On the Road or Steinbeck’s Travels with Charlie, or
contemporary works like Frances Mayes A Year in the World, Peter Mayle’s
Toujours Provence, or Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s
Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia. Papers on such
classics as Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales or Homer’s Oddessey and Illiad are
most welcomed. Even papers focused on works of science fiction travel will
be considered.

Proposals should be submitted via the online database at by November 1st, 2007.

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, Ed Demerly, chair of the travel literature panels.

To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits presentations to 15 minutes.

All presenters must become members of the College English Association by
January 1, 2008. 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€"

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