Call for Papers: Early America: CEA 2011 I 42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Flor

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College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.

Early America: Fortunes
Fortune is often defined as money, luck, friendship, health,or even a warm place to sleep. In a world staggered by economic decline and natural catastrophes, it is helpful to look at the past to understand our current conditions in 21st century America. What were the new boundaries of success, fortune, and even misfortune in colonial America? How did the representation of "fortune" change with the changes in print technologies, the revolution, and the birth of a new national identity? This panel seeks to examine representations of "Fortune" in early American literature before 1820.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2010
Please see the submission instructions at

All presenters at the 2011 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2011. To join CEA, please go to