Thursday, November 14, 2013

Call for Papers: College English Association of Ohio

The College English Association of Ohio
Spring Conference
Theme: English and the Arts
Youngstown State University
April 5, 2014

“Down the Hill.” Acrylic, charcoal on wall, by Dragana Crnjak

Call for papers

Submission deadline March 7, 2014                              

Calls for multidisciplinary approaches in higher education are once again on the rise as research shows the value of addressing subjects from many angles and shrinking budgets highlight the value of cooperation. Please join the discussion to share strategies for dialog and collaboration between English and our colleagues in the Arts and Humanities as we also make connections among ourselves.

Work by creative writers is welcome.

Critical Submissions

CEAO welcomes proposals for individual 15-20 minute sessions or 60 minute panel sessions from full-time faculty, graduate students, adjunct, and part-time faculty, as well as  undergraduate students or individuals living/working both inside and outside Ohio. Faculty, graduate students, and administrators from institutions of all sizes and types – public, private, community, technical – are welcome.

Possible topics include:

       Interdisciplinary programs and practices
       Connections between the arts and literature, composition,
professional writing/journalism, creative writing and linguistics
       Creative practices and methods in literature, composition,
professional writing/journalism, creative writing and linguistics
       Interdisciplinary initiatives within English departments
       Outreach to arts programs and broader community programs
       Professional development programs geared toward cooperation
       Digital humanities within and across the English curriculum
       Incorporating the arts into teaching pedagogy

Send proposals of 300 words or fewer to by March 7, 2014. All proposals submitted by the deadline will be considered. In addition, include your name, academic rank, university affiliation (if applicable), and a short 100-150 word biography in the email message. Please indicate if you will need technology for your presentation. Previously presented or published papers are not eligible.

Creative submissions

Email to, including an attachment of poetry or short fiction/nonfiction selections suitable for 20-minute reading, as well as a cover page with contact information, academic rank and affiliation (if applicable), and 100-150 biography. Creative submissions may be published or unpublished works.

Participants may submit both a critical paper and a creative work, limited to one entry in each category, sent together as separate attachments in the same email.

Please visit for additional information. Presenters must be registered by the deadline and plan to attend the conference.

As part of the CEAO Spring Conference’s commitment to promote interest and dialog between English and the Arts, the conference greeting will be held at the McDonough Museum of Art ( and, during the conference, participants may elect to take a free, docent-led tour of the Butler Institute of American Art ( on the Youngstown State University campus.

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