Peace Studies [CEA 2018]

Country: USA

City: St. Petersburg

Abstr. due: 01.11.2017

Dates: 05.04.18 — 07.04.18

Area Of Sciences: Political science; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: cea.english@gmail.com

Organizers: The College English Association

 

The Peace Studies section of the College English Association invites proposals for presentations that bridge English studies and peace studies. Proposals may focus on literature, rhetoric, composition, digital or public humanities, film, linguistics, and/or pedagogy and may examine peace its historical, cultural, theoretical, or contemporary contexts.

  • In what ways do English studies and peace studies inform each other? In what ways should they?
  • Where do the boundaries of these fields overlap? In what ways are those overlaps productive?
  • What fissures exist between English studies and peace studies? How should we bridge these gaps?
  • In our current sociopolitical contexts, how are the critical studies of peace, civic discourse, and the possibility of a more just and peaceful society pertinent to our work as scholar-teachers in English studies?

Conference Theme

CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Bridges. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge crosses Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg, called the Sunshine City in honor of its Guinness Record for most consecutive days of sunshine (768). St. Petersburg is home to historic neighborhoods, distinguished museums, contemporary galleries, and a wide variety of dining, entertainment and shopping venues. St. Petersburg is also home to the College English Association’s 2018 national conference, where we invite you to join us at our annual meeting to explore the many bridges that connect places, texts, communities, words, and ideas.

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.

Conference Web-Site: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2017/08/20/peace-studies-cea-45-4718