deadline for submissions: 
January 2, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association – Middle Atlantic Group

College English Association – 

Middle Atlantic Group


Call for Papers


15 March 2024


Keynote Speaker: Tricia Elam Walker 

Conference Location: University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC


“Transformations” is the theme for the CEA-MAG Conference 2024, which will be held at the University of the District of Columbia. This year’s theme is a prompt for papers and panels that explore transformations in English, Modern Languages, Cultural Studies, the Humanities in relation to STEM subjects, interdisciplinary subjects, and the profession of higher education. We therefore invite papers and panels from academics in higher education, AP instructors, and graduate students on any topic that is likely to be of interest to this organization. Although proposals may broadly interpret the conference theme in accordance with the subtopics indicated below, we will also gladly review for possible acceptance thematically divergent proposals.

Some Subtopics to Consider:

Revisionist history: Attacks on Critical Race Theory

Trans Formations: LGBTQ+ Studies 

Truncating academic freedom

Generative AI: Threat or promise?

Transforming English Studies: Quo vadis?

Structural adjustments: Education as transactional commodity

Catalysts for pedagogic change

Revamping Composition pedagogies

Being the change

Transfiguring technology in the classroom

Transmutations of words and things: Etymologies

(Re)constructing gender & sexualities

Education as transformative experience

Translation, adaptation, intertextuality, influence

Metamorphologies & metamorphoses

Reforming shared governance through collective bargaining

Transformation or appropriation?

Transforming perceptions of the Humanities

Education, edutainment, propaganda

Transformative leadership in academia

Supplantations: The plight of contingent faculty

Transforming popular culture

Fahrenheit 451: Book banning/burning

Transforming student expectations

Avant garde in literature, film, & art

Transvaluation of education

Transforming the ideological battlefield of higher ed


Graduate Students: Graduate students should identify themselves to be eligible to compete for the $100 Christopher Bell prize for best grad student paper and should be prepared to submit a full copy of the accepted conference paper by March 1 to the Program Committee Chair.

Submissions:  Please email your paper abstracts (of 500 words or fewer) and panel proposals by 2 January 2024 to the Program Committee Chair at Please include “CEA-MAG” in the subject line of all submissions. Acceptance letters will be sent out in February. 

Paper abstracts and panel proposals should include the following information: Name; institutional affiliation (if applicable); mailing address; phone number and email address; title for the proposed presentation; abstract of no more than 500 words (papers at the conference will be limited to 15 minutes); A-V needs, if any; special needs, if any.

Registration:  Registration/CEA-MAG membership fee is $50 ($35 for adjunct instructors and $25 for graduate students). An institutional registration fee of $250 is available and covers up to five faculty. The link to the online registration page is on the webpage for the CEA-MAG: .

Questions?  Other questions may be directed to CEA-MAG President Dr. Ada Vilageliu-Díaz at Website: .