CFP: [General] 2008 Pennsylvania College English Association Conference

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Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA)
2008 Annual Conference
April 10-12, 2008
Ramada Inn and Conference Center
1450 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 238-3001
Room rate: $76 plus tax

Celebrating American Literature: PCEA invites faculty, graduate and
undergraduate students, and independent scholars and writers to submit
abstracts of 300 words or less proposing a panel or individual
presentation. While this year’s conference theme celebrates American
literature (honoring Fred Lewis Pattee, Penn State English Professor, who
helped establish American literature as a field worthy of study in its
own right), proposals in any area of literary, film, and composition
studies are welcome. Both pedagogical and theoretical proposals are
encouraged, as are proposals to present original creative writing. To
preserve time for discussion, PCEA limits all presentations to 15
minutes. Presenters must join PCEA in order to participate.

Student Contest: Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to
compete for the Best Paper Award, which is given by PCEA in three
categoriesâ€"critical, creative poetry, creative proseâ€"and carries a small
monetary prize. Students who compete must be PCEA members. Award
winners will be considered for publication in PCEA's journal,
Pennsylvania English.

To compete, submit 3 copies of the completed work by regular mail no
later than February 1, 2008, to Ms. Jackie Atkins, at the address below.
The student's name should be removed from the work; a cover sheet with
the student's name, educational affiliation, year in school or graduate
student level (master's or doctoral candidate), and contact information
should be included.

Submissions of critical work should be the equivalent of a conference
paper, including notes and works cited. For creative work, submit 10-15
pages of double-spaced prose (fiction or creative nonfiction) or 4-6
poems. No mixed genre submissions, please. Students who wish to present
their work at the conference must submit separately. Faculty members of
PCEA are asked to encourage students who have written strong critical or
creative work to submit to the contest and/or the conference.

Submissions: Please include your name, affiliation (if any), address,
phone number, e-mail address, proposal title, AV needs, and any special
needs. Send this information and your abstract to: Ms. Jackie Atkins,
Penn State DuBois, 301 E. DuBois Ave., DuBois, PA 15801;

Students should keep in mind that they must submit their work for the
contest separately and via regular mail as discussed above.

Deadline: February 1, 2008

Keynote Speaker: William Heyen, Professor Emeritus at SUNY Brockport;
author of The Swastika Poems, Hummingbird Corporation: Stories, and many
other works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction; National Book Award

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