Call for Papers: Composition and Rhetoric at CEA 2014, March 27-29, Baltimore, MD, 21202

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The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Rhetoric and Composition for our 45th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

Special Topic: Composition and Rhetoric
We invite papers on Composition and Rhetoric that draw on the conference theme "Horizons." Proposals may conceive the conference theme broadly. Practical and theoretical responses encouraged.

For our 2014 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the pedagogical, and the professional "horizons" of our field. We welcome presentations by experienced academics and graduate students on all areas of literature, languages, film, composition, pedagogy, creative writing, and professional writing. Proposals may interpret the CEA theme broadly, including—but not limited to—the past and future of literature, language, composition, technology, text, the writer, the poet, the classroom, the internet, gender, and globalism.

For Online Submissions

CEA prefers to receive submissions electronically through our conference management database housed at the following web address:

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

All presenters at the 2014 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2014. To join CEA, please go to

Other questions? Please email CEA Program chair at


Coretta M. Pittman
Special Panel Chair, Composition and Rhetoric