CEA 48th Annual Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not”
--Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Miranda by John William Waterhouse
For our annual meeting in beautiful Hilton Head, SC, the College English Association invites you to join us in exploring the idea of the island. The Sea Pine shell ring, over 15,000 years old, once sheltered Native Americans who occupied Hilton Head seasonally. Gullah and Geechee culture emerged on the island as freed slaves sought sanctuary there at the end of the Civil War. How, then, are islands in literature and film, as in life, places of desperate refuge and welcome escape? What respites do they provide? Are islands imagined utopias, or do they offer only barriers and isolation? Finally, is the study of composition, film, language, literature, and writing, a kind of island amidst the tempest of the current attack on the humanities?
CEA 2017 will be held at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa, One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 29228.
Due to high demand at the Marriott, rooms have also been made available here:
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Two Crossland Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928-5536
In addition to our conference theme, you will find presentations on all areas that influence our lives as academics as well as those that address the profession broadly.
Early bird registration fees through March 10 are:
Full-time: $96.00; Part-time/Retired: $86.00; Graduate student: $62.00.
After March 10, registration fees increase by $50.00 for each category.
Important Additional Information
- A-V equipment and any form of special accommodation must have been requested at the time of proposal submission. CEA can provide DVD players, overhead projectors, data projectors, and CD/cassette players, but not computers or Internet access.
- To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits all presentations to 15 minutes
- 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.
- 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 small prize. Information on how to submit that paper will be sent to accepted panelists after the membership deadline. Those who wish to participate are asked to identify themselves as graduate students in their proposals to facilitate the award process.
Join the College English Association
All presenters must join CEA to appear on the program.
Join CEA at https://cea.press.jhu.edu/membership/join or find out more information about the organization and conference at www.cea-web.org.
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Comments or Questions
Contact Lynne Simpson at
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