39th Annual Conference | Passages
St. Louis, Missouri
March 27-29, 2008
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This year's keynote speakers include:
Ralph Alan Cohen
Ralph Alan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director and Director of Mission at the American Shakespeare Center . He is also the Gonder Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance in the Master of Letters and Fine Arts program at Mary Baldwin College , a program he designed in 2003-2003. He was the project director for the building of the Blackfriars Playhouse. He is the author of ShakesFear and How to Cure It: A Handbook for Teaching Shakespeare , has twice guest edited special teaching issues of Shakespeare Quarterly , and has published articles on teaching Shakespeare as well as on Shakespeare, Jonson, and Elizabethan staging. He has directed eighteen professional productions of Shakespeare's plays, Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus , Ben Jonson's The Alchemist , and a student production of Thomas Middleton's Your Five Gallants , which he also edited for Oxford University Press's Complete Works of Thomas Middleton . In 1999, Ralph directed America 's first professional production of Francis Beaumont's 1607 The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Ralph is a former professor of English at James Madison University , in his time there he became the first recipient of Virginia 's Outstanding Faculty Award. In 2002 and 2004, he was the project director for the National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored institute, "Shakespeare's Theatres, Inside and Out," held at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton and Shakespeare's Globe in London . Ralph completed his undergraduate work at Dartmouth College , earned his Doctorate at Duke University , and has honorary degrees from Georgetown University and St. Lawrence University .
Freelance writer Logan Ward has written travel stories for National Geographic Adventure, the New York Times, Men's Journal, Popular Science, House Beautiful and other publications. He also writes about science and architecture and is a contributing editor for Popular Mechanics, Cottage Living, New Old House and Southern Accents . In 2000, he and his family moved from Brooklyn to Swoope , Virginia , to recreate the life of 1900-era dirt farmers, the subject of his memoir See You in a Hundred Years: Four Seasons in Forgotten America . He lives with his wife, Heather, and their children, Luther and Eliot, in Staunton , Virginia . For more information, visit www.loganward.com . The Random House imprint Bantam/Dell will release the paperback edition of See You in a Hundred Years later this year. Caribou Entertainment, Inc., recently optioned the film rights.
Annette Federico has published two books: Idol of Suburbia: Marie Corelli and Late-Victorian Literary Culture and Masculine Identity in Hardy and Gissing. She has also published articles on the Victorian period and women's studies in various journals, including Studies in the Novel, Victorian Studies, Dickens Studies Annual, Nineteenth-Century Studies, Victorian Newsletter, and book chapters in Victorian Women Writers and the Woman Question, Women and British Aestheticism, 1860-1934, and Novels for Students . She is already working on a collection of essays updating the Madwoman in the Attic. She teaches at James Madison University.
Online registration now available at < http://english.ttu.edu/cea/ >
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March 15, 2008
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 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.
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To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits all presentations to 15 minutes.
Presenters must read their own papers at the conference.
No one may read more than one paper.
CEA does not sponsor or fund travel or underwrite participant costs.
All presenters must be members of CEA.
NOTE TO GRADUATE STUDENTS
Graduate students must identify themselves in their proposals, so we may later send information about CEA's Best Graduate Student Paper Award (which carries a small prize). Submission instructions will be sent to accepted panelists after the membership deadline.
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The pre-conference registration fee, which includes all panel/plenary sessions and the president's reception, is $75 (for part-time/retired, $65; for graduate students, $40). Register online or download and print here .
The conference will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 4th and Chestnut Streets (phone: 314-241-7400). The Adam's Mark Hotel is offering CEA conference-goers a special room rate of $115 for singles and doubles until Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Visit the hotel's website at www.adamsmark.com/stlouis.
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• To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits presentations to 15 minutes .
• Notifications of proposal status will be sent around December 5, 2007.
• All presenters must join CEA by January 1, 2008 to appear on the program.
• No one may read more than one paper at the conference.
• CEA does not sponsor or fund travel or underwrite participant costs.
Note to Graduate Students:
Graduate Students may submit their conference presentation for the CEA Best Graduate Student Paper Award, which carries a small prize. Information on how to submit a paper will be sent to accepted panelists after the membership deadline. Graduate students are asked to identify themselves in their proposals so that information may be sent.
For program scheduling questions, contact Marina Favila, Program Chair, James Madison University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general conference information , contact Charles A. S. Ernst, Executive Director—CEA Headquarters, Department of Arts and Sciences, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075 (716-649-7900, ext. 315), email@example.com .
For CEA membership , contact Joseph Pestino, CEA Treasurer—Membership Center, Department of English, Nazareth College of Rochester, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618; phone (585-389-2645), firstname.lastname@example.org .