Academic Administrative Leadership (CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

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

Call for Papers, Academic Administrative Leadership 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 Academic Administrative Leadership for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

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 art 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.

Special Topic: Academic Administrative Leadership

Potential areas of consideration include:

  • Reconceptualizing curricula by revising the English major, minors, concentrations, or course offerings
  • Taking a panoramic view by working with other programs/majors to foster interdisciplinarity, team-taught courses, learning opportunities, and/or increased enrollment
  • Sharing a vision through Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing Centers
  • Reviewing and looking ahead through assessment
  • Looking into the crystal ball by envisioning how course work may impact students’ post-graduation life through service learning, problem-/project-based learning, or other pedagogical strategies

Submit your proposal at

General Call for Papers

CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including 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; and envisioning new landscapes for digital humanities.

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

If you have any questions, please email or me at


Ken A. Bugajski

Professor of English

University of Saint Francis

2701 Spring Street / Fort Wayne, IN / 46808