Travel and Literature at CEA 2015 (Mar 26-28; Deadline Nov. 1) -- Indianapolis

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Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2015
March 26-28, 2015 | Indianapolis, IN
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis | 1 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: +1 317-616-6060.

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 46th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

The Travel and Literature area at CEA is seeking submissions on any aspect of travel and literature, including but not limited to travelogues; travel and ecocriticism; regionalism; travel and identity; intercultural perspectives; etc. Theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome, as are papers concerning various genres and historical periods of literature. Of particular interest will be papers that address the conference theme, IMAGINATIONS, as it applies to travelers across America, around the world, and through time and space. How do writers imagine (or re-imagine) the places, spaces, experiences, texts, and selves of their travels?

For our 2015 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that will ask all of us to momentarily put away our smart phones, laptops, tablets, etc., so that we can refocus our energies on the wonders of our imaginations to consider the following questions: In what ways can we encourage our institutions, colleagues, students, and even ourselves to find meaning in using our imaginations for self-reflection and creative output? And how can we use those introspective moments, broadly speaking, to help us to become better teachers?

General Call for Papers
In addition to our conference theme, CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations by teachers, scholars, and graduate students in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature, creative writing, composition, pedagogy, technical communication, professional writing, computers and writing, languages, linguistics, digital humanities, 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 overall.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at

All presenters at the 2014 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2015. To join CEA, please go to

Other questions? Please email


Katrina J. Quinn, Ph.D.
Communication Department
Slippery Rock University
(724) 738-2430