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CEA Announces Awards Recipients at 2014 Conference

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The CEA presented the following awards at the 45th Annual Conference in Baltimore.  

Keep an eye on this space for information on the 2015 Conference in Indianapolis. The call for papers will go live on August 15th!


Congratulations to CEA Award winners for 2014

James R. Bennett Award for Literature and Peace

Adam Wessell, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Karen Lentz Madison Award for Scholarship

Garrett Jeter, University of Arkansas Fayetteville

Robert Hacke Scholar-Teacher Award

Jessica Mackenzie Nickel, Misericordia University

"Reading Roberts' Short Stories" (book project)

Joe D. Thomas Distinguished Service Award

Karen Lentz Madison, University of Arkansas Fayetteville

CEA Professional Achievement Award

Craig A. Warren, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 23:07

CEA 2014 Program

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The final copy of the 2014 CEA Program is ready to view.

This version contains corrections from the one handed out at the conference, along with an errata sheet, so that no-shows and other program changes are officially noted.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:50

Welcome to CEA!

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Since 1938, the College English Association has been a vibrant, growing professional organization of scholar-teachers who regard teaching college students, undergraduate and graduate, as the proper focus of the profession.

Our members represent a broad range of interests traditionally gathered under English studies, including literature, composition, popular culture, women's studies, minority studies, creative writing, film studies, technical communication, speech, and ESL.

CEA's diverse membership connects the various segments of the profession: large and small institutions, state and private schools, liberal arts colleges and technical institutions, community colleges and universities.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 March 2013 21:27

Join CEA

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CEA membership is now handled by Johns Hopkins University Press; click here to join.

We invite all teacher-scholars in the field of English studies to join the CEA. CEA serves its members in many important ways. This vibrant organization provides a meeting ground for those interested in all areas of English Studies, including literature, culture, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, and pedagogy.

All constituencies from all walks of academic life are represented and welcomed. Members come together annually for exciting conferences on the both the national and local affiliate level and share new scholarship and ideas in The CEA Critic and The CEA Forum.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2012 15:56

New Publications from The CEA Forum

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We are pleased to announce that the newest issue of The CEA Forum (Volume 42, Number 1: Winter/Spring 2013) is now live, featuring articles from Andrea Deacon, Ann-Marie Dunbar, Hayley Haugen, Ashley Lear, Emily Isaacson, Annette Portillo, Trudi Witonsky, and a collaborative essay by Suzan Aiken, Emily J. Beard, David R. E. McClure, and Lee Nickoson. Also featured in this issue are a roundtable of pedagogy proceedings from the 2012 CEA Conference in Richmond, VA (featuring Betsy Hall, Keith Lloyd, Jim Knippling, and Carolyn Sturgeon), a column on teaching sports literature by Colin Irvine, and a review of a book on experimental writing in the composition classroom by Danielle Nielsen. You can view The Forum here:


We are also pleased to announce that the first guest blog on The CEA Forum Annex is now live! Go read Danny Anderson's "Fear and Loathing in the Blogosphere," his take on how blogging plays a role in his life as a professor. You can find The CEA Forum Annex here:


If you are interested in being a future guest blogger, please contact Jamie McDaniel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 21:55