Call for Papers, 20th-Century American Literature at CEA 2009
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; (412) 281-7100
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on 20th-Century American Literature for our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization's 70th anniversary.
We invite papers that consider 20th-Century American Literature from a wide range of critical perspectives. Studies of individual authors and literary movements are welcome, as are papers that consider the evolution of American letters from 1900 to 2000. In particular, interdisciplinary studies are encouraged.
General Conference Theme: DESIGN
In addition, CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme, Design. We live in a world atomized into text messages and jump cuts, socially constructed snippets on networking sites, fragmented blogs and news bites, ones and zeroes. In such a context, is there still a role for conscious design -- of literature, of art, of rhetoric, of learning? After the death of the author, who designs the texts we love to see, read, and study? Or do we make our own designations, sketching out the plot, shading in the design, creating meaning as we find it?
General Call for Papers
CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature, creative writing, 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 university.
Submission: August 31-November 1, 2008
For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/conference2009.htm
All presenters at the 2009 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2009. To join CEA, please go to http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/membership.htm
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