Call for Papers | CEA 2009: Design
70th Anniversary Conference
March 26–28, 2009
“Why, there you touch'd the life of our design.” Troilus and Cressida 2.2.195
Please join us for the 40th conference of the College English Association and its 70th anniversary as a professional organization! We will meet at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, March 26-29, 2009.
Registration and hotel information now available .
The keynote speaker at our plenary session on Thursday, March 26, is Kathleen Yancey, Florida State University, speaking on the present state and future of English studies. The Women's Connection speaker on Friday, March 27, is Susan Hagan of Carnegie Mellon University. The All-Conference Luncheon Speaker for Saturday, March 28, is Sandra G. Shannon, Howard University, on Pittsburgh's native son and dramatist, August Wilson. The Diversity speaker is Festus Fru Ndeh, Associate Professor of English in Postcolonial and Black Diaspora Literature at Troy University.
Friday Night Entertainment
Milton and the Devils Party will be performing on Friday, March 27 from 8-10 p.m. in the Bob and Delores Hope Room (Mezzanine Level). A rock band for thinking people (or maybe a think band for rocking people?), Milton and the Devils Party combine a literary sensibility with a powerful pop sound. Philadelphia Daily News says, "The spirit of the songs is more sarcastic punk than high-falutin' poetics. And the band's propulsive, power pop music offers the sweet-and-sour whiff of an Elvis Costello or R.E.M. anthem."
Important Information for Presenters
- Presentation length: To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits all presentations to 15 minutes.
- Presentation language: Papers must be presented in English.
- Membership deadline: All presenters must join CEA by January 29, 2009 to appear on the program.
Conference presenters may be eligible for awards.
For CEA 2009 program questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org (please put “ Program Chair ” in the subject line).
For membership questions, contact Joseph Pestino, CEA Treasurer—Membership Center, Department of English, Nazareth College of Rochester, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618; phone (585-389-2645). Or email email@example.com (please put “ Treasurer ” in the subject line).
For general conference questions, 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), firstname.lastname@example.org .