Call for Papers CEA Conference 2014: Horizons
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Call for Papers
College English Association
45th Annual Conference
“What's past is prologue.”
― William Shakespeare, The Tempest
March 27-29, 2014
Hyatt Regency, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Extended Submission Deadline: November 20, 2013
Submit abstracts here.
- Bernard of Chartres, “We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe “The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.”
- Dr. Samuel Johnson, “So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past; and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side”
- Washington Irving, “The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible “
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.”
- Charlotte Bronte, “Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years”
- T. S. Eliot, “No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists.”
- Willa Cather, “The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.”
- Robert Penn Warren, “The past is always a rebuke to the present.”
For our 2014 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the pedagogical, and the professional “horizons” of our field.
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, including—but not limited to—the past and future of literature, language, composition, technology, text, the writer, the poet, the classroom, the internet, gender, and globalism.
- Non-student,Non-retired; Regular Fulltime $86.00
- Part time; Retired $76.00
- Student $52.00
See a complete description of possible topics here.
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We are pleased to announce that the newest issue of The CEA Forum (Volume 42, Number 1: Winter/Spring 2013) is now live, featuring articles from Andrea Deacon, Ann-Marie Dunbar, Hayley Haugen, Ashley Lear, Emily Isaacson, Annette Portillo, Trudi Witonsky, and a collaborative essay by Suzan Aiken, Emily J. Beard, David R. E. McClure, and Lee Nickoson. Also featured in this issue are a roundtable of pedagogy proceedings from the 2012 CEA Conference in Richmond, VA (featuring Betsy Hall, Keith Lloyd, Jim Knippling, and Carolyn Sturgeon), a column on teaching sports literature by Colin Irvine, and a review of a book on experimental writing in the composition classroom by Danielle Nielsen. You can view The Forum here:
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