Thomas Merton and "Justice" (CEA 3/31/22-4/2/22)

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 

International Thomas Merton Society

 

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College English Association

52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

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March 31-April 2, 2022 

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 The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on "Thomas Merton and Justice" for our 52nd  annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.   

 

An allied organization of the College English Association (CEA), the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS) will be sponsoring one or more panels at the annual CEA Conference next March 31-April2, as well as recommending individual proposals for other concurrent sessions.  Overarching theme of the Conference: JUSTICE.

 

Suggested lines of inquiry (but only suggested):

       • Merton's resistance to all forms of injustice (Ex. racism, individualism, violence,

                   nationalism, white supremacy)

         • Merton and ...Gandhi...Martin Luther King, Jr...Malcolm X

         • spiritual roots of protest and the way of non violence

         • resurgence of interest in Merton's writing

                  (Ex. Seeds of Destruction ;Faith and Violence; Emblems in a Season of Fury)

       • key essays (Ex. "The Hot Summer of Sixty-Seven")

         • key poems (Ex. "And the Children of Birmingham")

 

You are invited to submit a title and proposal (200-500 words) for a 6-8 page paper (15 minute presentation time) and encouraged to contact Monica Weis SSJ (mweis9@naz.edu) for directions on how to submit your proposal to the CEA data base and how to negotiate your CEA membership ($50) by January 2021

Deadline for electronic proposals is November 1, 2021

Online submission site: www.cea-web.org   (site opens August 15)

                                        

The annual CEA Conference is a wonderfully congenial gathering of 500+ scholar-teachers committed to literature, writing, college teaching, and related fields.