Peace Studies CEA 3/28-3/30/19

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

Subject: Call for Papers: Peace Studies at CEA 2019


Call for Papers, Peace Studies 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 Peace Studies for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

The Peace Studies section of the College English Association invites proposals for presentations that bridge English studies and peace studies. Proposals may focus on literature, rhetoric, composition, digital or public humanities, film, linguistics, and/or pedagogy and may examine peace its historical, cultural, theoretical, or contemporary contexts.

  • In what ways can English studies and peace studies come together to teach new scholarship?

  • What fissures exist between English studies and peace studies? How should we view the two together to create a cohesive pedagogy?

  • In our current sociopolitical contexts, how are the critical studies of peace, civic discourse, and the possibility of a more just and peaceful society pertinent to our work as scholar-teachers in English studies?

  • In what ways do English studies and peace studies inform each other? In what ways should they?

  • Where do the boundaries of these fields overlap? In what ways are those overlaps productive?

    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



    Laura Petersen, MA, MEd

    Section Chair for Peace Studies, 2019 CEA Conference

    English Faculty

    Northwest Vista College and Our Lady of the Lake University