Native American Literature CEA (2022) Birmingham, AL (March 31-April 2, 2022)

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University

CEA 2022: Birmingham


52nd Annual Conference | March 31–April 2, 2022
Birmingham Sheraton Hotel

This Special Topics Panel on Native American Literature seeks papers on any subject related to Native American/Indigenous Literature, including sovereignty, separatism, survivance, decolonizing pedagogies, transnationalism, settler colonialism, etc. Special consideration will be given to papers that address in some fashion the conference theme: Justice.

The College English Association welcomes proposals for presentations on the
general conference theme: Justice. The College English Association’s 52nd
national conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, where the freedom
ensured by civil rights has been contested by the government in both the past
and present. Birmingham’s notoriety as a focal point of the Civil Rights
Movement, including the Birmingham Campaign, the imprisonment of Martin Luther
King, Jr., and the writing of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is matched
by the city’s renown for forging steel, founding Veteran’s Day, and
hosting the USA’s second-oldest drag queen pageant. Whether it is past
conflicts over racism or current struggles over race, the rights of women, or
the LGBTQ community, Birmingham and Alabama are places where the right to
justice for groups and individuals has been ignored, debated, defended, and

Alabama, too, is part of a rich tradition of Southern Literature and has been
home to Zora Neale Hurston, Harper Lee, John Lewis, Rosa Parks, and Booker T.
Washington and is a setting in books from authors as diverse as Truman Capote,
Joan Didion, Ralph Ellison, Fannie Flagg, John Green, and Yaa Gyasi.

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 justice in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media,
and pedagogy. For your proposal, you might consider these concepts related to

       resistance: protesting injustice
       equality: shifting perceptions of race, class, cultures, regions, genders,
       reclamation: spotlighting forgotten or unknown texts, authors, places,
       discourse: employing rhetoric and argument
       physicality: placing the body/publishing the text in contested spaces
       movements: challenging the status quo through ideas, genre, form
       legitimacy: considering literature and the law
       education: teaching empathy and dialog
       individuality: combining the personal and political

General Program:
CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English
departments typically encompass, including literature criticism and
scholarship, creative writing, rhetoric, 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

Online Submission:

Proposals should be submitted electronically by November 1, 2021 through our
conference management database housed at the following web address:

Electronic submissions open August 15 and close on November 1, 2021. Proposals
should be between 250 and 500 words in length and should include a title.
Please note that only one proposal may be submitted per participant.
Notifications of proposal status will be sent in December.

Submitting electronically involves creating a user ID, then using that ID to
log in—this time to a welcome page. A link then will be provided for
submitting your proposal under one (or two) of the following appropriate topic

Academic Administration Leadership / African-American Literature /American
Literature: Early, 19th Century, 20th and 21st Century / Assessment and/or
Learning Outcomes / Book History and Textual Criticism / British Literature:
Anglo-Saxon and Medieval; 16th and 17th Century; Restoration and 18th Century;
19th Century; 20th and 21st Century / Byron Society of America (BSA) /
Caribbean Literature / Children’s and Adolescent Literature / Composition
and Rhetoric: Practice or Theory / Creative Writing: fiction and poetry or
non-fiction / Disability Studies / Film and Literature / Film Studies /
Grammar and Linguistics / Graphic Novels / Hispanic, Latino/a, and Chicano/a
Literature / Irish, Scottish, and Welsh Literature / Literary Theory / Thomas
Merton (ITMS) / Multicultural and World Literature / Native American
Literature / Peace Studies / Pedagogy / Pedagogy: Diversity in the English
Curriculum / Pedagogy: Service Learning / Pedagogy: Active Learning / Popular
Culture / Post-Colonial Literature / The Profession / Queer Studies / Religion
and Literature / Southern Literature and Studies / Teacher Education /
Technical Communication (ATTW) / Transatlantic Literature / Travel and
Literature / Visual and Material Culture / War and/or Trauma and Literature /
Women’s Connection, Women’s literature, and WGST

Important Additional Information:
       CEA equips each room with a data projector and adapter for your laptop.
CEA does not provide computers/laptops and does not provide Internet access.
Therefore, there will be no access to the Internet in the conference rooms.
       If you have attended CEA before and are willing to serve as a session
moderator for a panel other than your own, please indicate so on your
       If you are submitting a pre-formed panel with multiple participants,
kindly create a user ID for each proposed participant.
       To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits all presentations to 15
       No person may make more than one presentation at the conference.
       Presentations must be made in person at the conference venue. Neither
proxy nor “virtual” (Skyping, etc.) presentations are permitted.
       Papers must be presented in English.
       Any form of special accommodation must be requested at the time of
proposal submission.
       CEA is unable to sponsor or fund travel or underwrite participant costs.

A Special Invitation to Graduate Students:
Graduate students are encouraged to submit their conference presentation for
the CEA Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, which carries a prize of
$250. Submissions will be solicited via email in January of 2022.

Join the College English Association:
All presenters must join CEA by January 1, 2022 to appear on the program. To
join or to find out more information about the organization and conference,
please see the CEA website at

The 2022 conference will be held at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel.
Phone: 1-205-324-5000

Address: 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL
Web address:

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Have Questions about the conference?
Please contact Ken Bugajski at (please put “Program
Chair” in the Subject line).

If you have questions about this panel, please contact the special topics chair, Dr. Benjamin D. Carson at