Call for Papers, American Literature:
Early and 19th-Century, at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on American Literature: Early and 19th-Centuryfor our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org. The special topic area of American Literature: Early and 19th-Century especially seeks papers related to New Orleans and its rich literary history and the concepts of vision and re-vision.
New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically rich cities. The birthplace of jazz, it is also notable for its proud literary heritage. Its iconic setting has inspired generations of American writers, such as Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, John Kennedy Toole, and Anne Rice. From Easy Riderto Treme, its distinctive sights have been memorialized in film and television to form an indelible part of America’s cultural imagination. Renowned for its Mardi Gras celebrations, it is also recognized for bravery and vision in the face of devastation after Hurricane Katrina. It is a city that has had to rebuild and reinvent itself.
The College English Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter. We invite you to join us at our annual meeting to explore the theme of vision and revision. 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 vision and/or revision in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.
For your proposal you might consider:
• Vision or visibility/invisibility as it relates to race, class, cultures, regions,
genders, or sexualities
• The iconic/iconicity in literary texts and popular culture
• Visionaries in literary texts, media, and pedagogy
• Connections between illustrations and literary texts
• Graphic novels and visual texts
• The themes of sight, vision, revision, and spectacle as they relate to literary,
scholarly, or theoretical works
• Revising, re-envisioning or re-imagining pedagogy or the profession
• Revision as it pertains to the writing process
• The eye or vision as a metaphor, motif, or icon
• New visions, innovations; avant garde or experimental literature
• Envisioning new landscapes for digital humanities
General Call for Papers
CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature criticism and scholarship, 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 15-November 1, 2018
For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at http://www.cea-web.org
Membership All presenters at the 2019 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2019. To join CEA, please go to http://www.cea-web.org
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