Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2011 (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

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College English Association / Jamie L. McDaniel, Children's and Adolescent Literature Special Topics Chair
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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.

While I welcome essays pertaining to the conference theme of "Fortunes" or any area of children's and adolescent literature, I am particularly interested in explorations of marginalized identities in children's and adolescent literature and culture, including books, films, digital texts, video games, and other media. Topics could include but are not limited to:

--The representation of marginalized identities associated with race, ethnicity, sex and gender, religion, and disability

--The representation of those without "fortunes" (the economically disadvantaged)

--Nerds (the socially marginalized)

--Juvenile delinquency

--"Non-traditional" families

--The immigrant experience

--The similarities and differences of these representations across media

--Marginalized / censored children's and adolescent literature

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

Conference Theme: Fortunes
Money, luck, friendship, health, a warm place to sleep. In a world staggered by economic decline and natural catastrophes, what are the new boundaries of success and misfortune? How do art, literature, and the classroom respond to the Rota Fortunae? For our 2011 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore Fortune as both a daunting challenge and an elusive ideal. For more information, please see the full CFP at

General Call for Papers
CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature, creative writing, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film. We also welcome papers on areas that influence our work as academics, including student demographics, student/instructor accountability and assessment, student advising, academic leadership in departments and programs, and the place of the English department in the university.

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

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Dr. Jamie L. McDaniel
Special Topics Chair: Children's and Adolescent Literature
Assistant Professor of English
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Office: 620-235-4744