Graphic Novels (Due 11/1 for CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 

Subject: Call for Papers:  Graphic Novels at CEA 2019 


Call for Papers, Graphic Novels at CEA 2019 

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana 

Astor Crowne Plaza 

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at 
Proposals regarding graphic novels relating to the conference theme of vision and revision are welcomed, as are more general proposals about graphic novels.  

Conference Theme 

New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically rich cities. The  

birthplace of jazz, it is also notable for its proud literary heritage. Its iconic setting has  

inspired generations of American writers, such as Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin,  

William Faulkner, John Kennedy Toole, and Anne Rice. From Easy Rider to  

Treme, its distinctive sights have been memorialized in film and television to form an indelible part of America’s cultural imagination. Renowned for its Mardi Gras celebrations, it is also  

recognized for bravery and vision in the face of devastation after Hurricane Katrina. It is  

a city that has had to rebuild and reinvent itself. 


The College English Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national  

conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter. We invite you to join us at our  

annual meeting to explore the theme of vision and revision. CEA invites proposals from academics in all areas of literature, language, film, composition, pedagogy, and creative, professional, and technical writing. We are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to vision and/or revision in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy. 


For your proposal you might consider: 

• Vision or visibility/invisibility as it relates to race, class, cultures, regions,  

genders, or sexualities 

• The iconic/iconicity in literary texts and popular culture 

• Visionaries in literary texts, media, and pedagogy 

• Connections between illustrations and literary texts 

• Graphic novels and visual texts 

• The themes of sight, vision, revision, and spectacle as they relate to literary,  

scholarly, or theoretical works 

• Revising, re-envisioning or re-imagining pedagogy or the profession 

• Revision as it pertains to the writing process 

• The eye or vision as a metaphor, motif, or icon 

• New visions, innovations; avant garde or experimental literature 

• Envisioning new landscapes for digital humanities 


General Call for Papers 

CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature criticism and scholarship, 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. 


Submission: August 15-November 1, 2018 


For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at 


All presenters at the 2019 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2019. To join CEA, please go to 


Other questions? Please email




Joseph J. Ward 

Assistant Professor, Pasco-Hernando State College 

(813) 527-6830