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College English Association
45th Annual Conference


March 27-29

Hyatt Regency, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Submission deadline: November 1, 2013 at www.cea-web.org

General Program
In addition to our conference theme, we also encourage a variety of proposals in any of the areas English and writing departments encompass, including:

Book history and textual criticism
Composition and rhetoric
Comparative literature
Computers and writing
Creative writing
Critical pedagogy
Cultural studies
Film studies
Developmental education
English as a second language
Literary studies
Literary theory
Multicultural literature
Online courses and the virtual university
Popular culture
Race, class, and gender studies
Reading and writing across the curriculum
Student placement
Study skills
Teacher education
Technical communication.

We also welcome papers on those areas that influence our lives as academics: student demographics; student/instructor accountability and assessment; student advising; chairing the department; the place of the English department in the university overall.

Special Topics
CEA also welcomes proposals addressing the following special topics (with sponsoring organizations indicated in parentheses). Please specify special topic areas using the appropriate drop‐down menu on the online submission form found at www.cea-web.org:

Academic Administrative Leadership
Accommodating Disability in the English Classroom
African American Literature
Caribbean Literature
American Literature: early, 19th‐century, 20th & 21st‐century
Blackfriars (American Shakespeare Center)
Book History, Bibliography, and Textual Criticism
British Literature: Medieval, Renaissance, 18th‐century, 19th‐century, 20th & 21st‐century
Byron Society of America (BSA)
Children's and Adolescent Literature
Composition and Rhetoric
Creative Writing: fiction, poetry, non‐fiction
Film and Literature
Food and the Literary Imagination
Graduate Student and Adjunct Concerns
Hispanic, Latino, and Chicano Literature
Learning Outcomes and Assessment
Literature and the Healing Arts
Literature Pedagogy
Metacognition, Active Learning, & Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom
Multicultural Literature
Native American Literature
Popular Culture
Religion and Literature
Service Learning in English Courses: Composition and Literature
Scottish Literature
Short Story: Criticism
Teacher Education
Technical Communication (Association of Teachers of Technical Writing)
Thomas Merton (International Thomas Merton Society)
Transatlantic Literature
Trauma and Literature
Travel and Literature
War and Literature
Women's Connection
World Literature

Questions? Contact Steve Brahlek at cea.english@gmail.com. (Please put "Program Chair" in the Subject line.)

For Online Submissions
CEA prefers to receive submissions electronically through our conference management database housed at the following web address: http://www.cea-web.org.

Electronic submissions open 15 August and close on 1 November 2013. Abstracts for proposals should be between 200 and 500 words in length and should include a title. Please note: only one proposal per conference participant may be submitted.

Submitting electronically involves setting up a user ID, then using that ID to log in – this time to a welcome page which provides a link for submitting proposals to the conference. If you are submitting a panel with multiple participants, please create a user ID for each proposed participant. If you have attended CEA before and are willing to serve as a session chair or respondent for a panel other than your own, please indicate so on your submission.

For Paper Submissions
We will accept hard copy proposals postmarked no later than 15 October 2013 via regular mail. Please include the following information:
Institutional affiliation
Mailing address
Phone number
Email address
Title for the proposed presentation
Abstract of 200–500 words
Audio-visual equipment needs
Special needs and accommodations

Panel organizers should include the above information for all proposed participants. If you have attended CEA before and can serve as a session chair or respondent for a panel other than your own, please indicate so in your cover letter. Address hard copy submissions to the Program Chair:
Steve Brahlek
CEA 2013 Program Chair
MS 33 Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Important Information for Presenters
•A-V equipment and any form of special accommodation must be requested
at the time of proposal submission.
•CEA can provide DVD players, overhead projectors, data projectors, and CD/cassette players, but not computers or Internet access.
•To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits all presentations to 15 minutes.
•Notifications of proposal status will be sent around 5 December 2013.
•All presenters must join CEA by 1 January 2014 to appear on the program.
•No person may make more than one presentation at the conference.
•Presenters must make their own presentation; no proxies are allowed.
•CEA welcomes graduate student presenters, but does not accept proposals from undergraduates.
•CEA does not sponsor or fund travel or underwrite participant costs.
•Papers must be presented in English.

Note to Graduate Students
•Graduate students may submit their conference presentation for the CEA Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award (see below), which carries a small prize.
•Information on how to submit that paper will be sent to accepted panelists after the membership deadline.
•Graduate students are asked to identify themselves as such in their proposals so we can send information about the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award when it is available.

Join the College English Association
To join the College English Association or to find out more information about the conference, please see the CEA website at