Call for Papers
College English Association
46th Annual Conference
“Unimaginable perhaps; but the unimaginable is there to be imagined.”
― J. M. Coetzee, Slow Man
March 26-28, 2015
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
1 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Submit abstracts here.
The primary conference theme for 2015 is "Imagination." In his "Biographia Literaria," Samuel Taylor Coleridge, states, "The IMAGINATION, then, I consider either as primary, or secondary. The primary IMAGINATION I hold to be the living Power and prime Agent of all human Perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM."
And, Toni Morrison writes in "Black Matters" that "the ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power."
Further, Kurt Vonnegut wonders about the familiar strangeness of it all within the power of each of us and places his own imagination in the space that is his childhood life in Indianapolis, a space that, having moved naturally with the passage of time, will continue to be of the imagination and indeed of the past.
Let us consider then, in 2015, the imagination and its power to move us beyond space and time and contingency into a realm, to paraphrase Theodore Dreiser, of thought and color. And so we welcome presentations by experienced academics and graduate students on all areas of literature, languages, film, composition, pedagogy, creative writing, and professional writing. Proposals may interpret the CEA theme broadly.
Early Registration Fees
Non-student, Non-retired; Regular Fulltime: $86
Part Time; Retired: $76
The registration phase will begin on January 15, 2015. Early registration runs through March 9, 2015. Participants save $50 by registering early.
Regular registration with the increased fee begins on March 10, 2015.