Outstanding Paper Presented by a Graduate Student (for the annual conference)
The College English Association invites graduate students who will be presenting papers in San Antonio to submit their work for consideration for the CEA Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award. The submission process opens once acceptances have been sent out in December. Members will be notified by email invitation some time in January AFTER conference acceptances have been determined.
Here's what you need to know:
1) You must be a graduate student, currently enrolled in a graduate program.
2) Once invitations have been sent out, send your completed paper electronically to Janine Utell (firstname.lastname@example.org) by FEBRUARY 25, 2010 for consideration. Please do not send drafts, abstracts, etc. You must send your completed, presentation-ready paper. NOTE: You must send the paper you will be presenting. Article-length essays that you plan on editing for presentation later are not acceptable and will be disqualified. Please remember that all presentations at CEA are limited to 15 minutes, which would consist of about 8-10 pages of text (double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman). When you send your paper, please indicate the program in which you are currently a student.
3) You must physically present your paper at the conference. People who do not present at the conference the same paper submitted prior to the conference will be disqualified.
Papers will be read in advance of the conference by members of the CEA Board; these readers will then hear and see the papers delivered at the conference. Thus the written version of the paper AND the presentation itself are both factors in the awarding of the prize.
Papers must be sent to Janine Utell at email@example.com by February 25, 2010 . All questions should also be directed to this address as well.
James R. (Dick) Bennett Award for Literature and Peace (for the annual conference)
This award is given to a paper presented at the CEA annual conference. A prize of $250 dollars may be awarded annually for a paper or project that contributes significantly, through action or understanding, to the prospect of living in harmony with the Earth and humankind. Papers must conform to CEA conference submission deadlines. Submissions may be nominated by the presenter in advance of the conference or by any session chair by providing by Friday evening of the conference a copy of a paper to the CEA Peace Panel organizer. Each submission will be read by a panel of three judges: the panel organizer, the current CEA president, and the CEA Critic editor or one representative selected by each. The prize-winning entry will be considered for publication in the CEA Critic, and self-nomination presumes submission. If no entry is deemed exceptionally noteworthy, the judges may refrain from naming a recipient. Although papers or projects must be presented at the CEA annual conference, the recipients need not be present at the All-Conference Luncheon to receive the award.
Robert Hacke Scholar-Teacher Award
The Robert Hacke Scholar-Teacher Award provides $550 to help support a CEA junior member who is involved in a scholarly or pedagogical project related to English studies. Those persons who are adjuncts or who hold the rank of instructor or assistant professor in a post-secondary institution, including community colleges—and who are members of the CEA at the time of application—are eligible to submit project proposals. The recipient of the $550 award will be announced at the CEA's annual spring conference. Applications must provide the following materials to the Awards Committee:
A detailed rationale (maximum of five pages) for the project, including title, purpose and goal, methodology, proposed results, and work schedule;
A complete vita;
One letter of recommendation.
The $550 award is available to each year's winner at the conference or by May 1. By March 15 of the following year, the recipient will submit a brief report of the progress of his or her project to the Executive Director, who will present it to the Board of Directors at their annual spring meeting. Application of no more than five pages should be sent to the attention of the Awards Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is February 2, 2010.
THE JOE D. THOMAS CEA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Ann Hawkins, Texas Tech University
THE CEA HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP Charles Ernst, Hilbert College and Joeseph Pestino, Nazareth College
THE CEA PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Deb Dooley, Nazareth College
THE ROBERT A. MILLER MEMORIAL PRIZE for the year's best article in The CEA Critic Gary Ettari, University of North Carolina-Asheville, "'Harts close bleeding book': Spenser and the Dilemma of Reading."
THE ROBERT HACKE SCHOLAR-TEACHER AWARD Mary-Catherine Harrison, University of Detroit-Mercy, "The Ethics of Empathy: An Empirical and Qualitative Survey of Narrative Empathy and Belief Change"
OUTSTANDING PAPER PRESENTED BY A GRADUATE STUDENT at CEA's Annual Conference Lindsey O'Connor, University of Central Oklahoma, "A Method by Every Other Name: Ezra Pound's Recovery of a Buried Voice"
THE JAMES R. (DICK) BENNETT AWARD FOR LITERATURE AND PEACE Christopher L. Morrow, Western Illinois University, "Not So Happy Few: Anti-Militarism in Thomas Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday"