Book History and Textual Criticism - CEA Conference

Країна: США

Місто: Hilton Head Island

Тези до: 01.11.2019

Дати: 26.03.20 — 28.03.20

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Організатори: College English Association


 The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Book History and Textual Criticism, for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at

This special topic area invites proposals exploring Book History and Textual Criticism, featuring any genre, authors, or movements. Those abstracts focused on the conference theme of Tides will be preferred.

Conference Theme

CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Tides. The College English Association’s 51st national conference will be held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where the tides shape the land and the culture, from food and drink to music and literature. Hilton Head’s fame as a vacation destination is paralleled by the island’s rich and diverse cultural history, with its still-vibrant Gullah/Geechee community and Low country traditions of hospitality. Whether bolstered or battered by the tide, Hilton Head survives and thrives. The South Carolina Low country has inspired literature by Edgar Allan Poe and contemporary fiction and poetry from writers such as Gloria Naylor, Pat Conroy, Anne Rivers Siddons, Dorothea Benton Frank, and Mary Alice Monroe, while the Low country and Hilton Head have appeared in countless films.

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 tides in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy. For your proposal you might consider these concepts related to Tides:

    inevitability: shifts and trends relating to race, class, cultures, regions, genders, sexualities
    mutability and mutation: poetry of loss, change, and death
    evanescence: reclaiming texts that have vanished and reevaluating the canonical
    liminality: shifting borders in genre and form
    ephemerality: popular culture and forgetting
    resistance: pedagogical theory and practice
    transcendence: magical realism
    movement: avant garde or experimental literature
    erosion and deposition: the new topography of instruction


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