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 Popular Culture for our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th anniversary.
We invite papers for the special topic panel on Popular Culture. Especially welcome are papers addressing the general conference theme of “design” in popular culture. What is the role and/or importance of “design” in the content or style of popular forms of literature (including drama, poetry, popular genre fiction, graphic and illustrated texts, children’s literature, fan fiction, zines, blogs, wikis and websites) and film (including but not limited to feature film and shorts, animated and anime, documentary). Also welcome are papers addressing the role of “design” in the teaching of popular culture in the English classroom.
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
• Find out more about the College English Association: http://www2.widener.edu/~cea
• Find out more about lodging and registration: http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/conferencetravel2009.htm
• Contact CEA officers: http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/officers.htm
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Dr. Mary Thompson
James Madison University
James Madison University
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