Thomas Merton and "Justice" (CEA 3/31/22-4/2/22)
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Call for Papers
March 31-April 2, 2022
Sheraton Hotel Birmingham
2201 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35203
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.