Technical Writing at CEA (3/26-28/2020)

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Linda Di Desidero/ College English Association

Call for Papers: Technical Writing at CEA 2020


March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on all areas of Technical Writing for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Conference Theme

CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Tides.  In our 2020 location, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the tides shape the land and the culture, from food and drink to music and literature. Hilton Head’s fame as a vacation destination is paralleled by the island’s rich and diverse cultural history, with its still-vibrant Gullah/Geechee community and Lowcountry traditions of hospitality. The South Carolina Lowcountry has inspired literature by Edgar Allan Poe and contemporary fiction and poetry from writers such as Gloria Naylor, Pat Conroy, Anne Rivers Siddons, Dorothea Benton Frank, and Mary Alice Monroe, while the Lowcountry and Hilton Head have appeared in countless films.


CEA invites proposals from teacher/scholars in all areas of literature, language, TECHNICAL WRITING, film, composition, pedagogy, and creative, professional, and technical writing. For your proposal you might consider these concepts related to Tides:


  • inevitability: shifts and trends relating to any aspect of technical writing
  • mutability and mutation: changes in curriculum, teaching, canons
  • evanescence: reclaiming and reevaluating
  • liminality: shifting borders in genre and form
  • ephemerality: popular culture and forgetting
  • resistance: pedagogical theory and practice
  • erosion and deposition: the new topography of instruction


Submission: NOW through November 1, 2020

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

Questions? Email:

Linda Di Desidero, Technical Writing Special Topics Chair