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CEA 2020 : Special Topics: Academic Administrative Leadership at CEA 2020


When Mar 26, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020
Where Hilton Head Island, SC
Submission Deadline Nov 1, 2019
Categories    academic administration   curriculum   writing programs   writing centers

Call For Papers

Call for Papers, Academic Administrative Leadership at CEA 2020
March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Academic Administrative Leadership for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Conference Theme
CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Tides.The College English Association’s 51st national conference will be heldon Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where the tides shape the landand 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 Lowcountry traditions of hospitality. Whether bolstered or battered by the tide, Hilton Head survives and thrives. The South Carolina Lowcountry 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 Lowcountry 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 gardeor experimental literature
• erosion and deposition: the new topography of instruction

Special Topic: Academic Administrative Leadership
Potential areas of consideration include:
• Examining the ways in which the tidal wave of online education has shaped and/or continues to reshape the contours of curriculum
• Reviewing how shifting tides toward STEM fields make an impact on English departments and programs, and how these challenges can be turned to opportunity
• Looking at how a surge in need for Writing Centers and Writing Across the Curriculum influences administration and operation of Writing Programs/Programming
• Considering how innovative curricula and new pedagogical approaches—such as service learning, problem-/project-based learning, and other strategies—can prepare students to ride a post-graduation wave of success
Submit your proposal at

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.

Submission: August 15-November 1, 2019

For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at

All presenters at the 2020 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2020. To join CEA, please go to

If you have any questions, please email or me at

Ken A. Bugajski
Professor of English
University of Saint Francis
2701 Spring Street / Fort Wayne, IN / 46808

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