CEA 2019: New Orleans

Registration and Program for 2019 CEA Conference: Vision/Revision

Review the most recent version of the program for the 2019 CEA Conference and browse the exciting offerings awaiting you in New Orleans. Please note: the draft program is current as of March 14, 2019. Changes may have occurred since the previous draft (posted on January 15) or may occur between now and the conference. Participants should check your registration packet, printed program, and insert with changes you receive when you arrive at the conference.

This program is a draft; due to withdrawals after the program's creation, some shifting of participants and panels may still occur. The program chair will contact directly any participants affected by such changes.

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To present at the conference, you must be a member of CEA.

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Conference registration opened on January 15, 2019, at the following rates:

  • Full time $100 ($150 after Feb. 28)
  • Retired $90 ($140 after Feb. 28)
  • Graduate student/adjunct: $65 ($115 after Feb. 28).

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Note: Your username and password to join CEA may be different from your password and username to register for the conference. Members set their own usernames and passwords when they first used each system.

50th Annual Conference | March 28-30, 2019

Crowne Plaza New Orleans

“Female Eye,” costume design, Krewe of Comus, New Orleans Mardi Gras, 1869, by artist in employ of Mistick Krewe of Comus [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“Female Eye,” costume design, Krewe of Comus, New Orleans Mardi Gras, 1869,by artist in employ of Mistick Krewe of Comus [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons














“If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.” —George Eliot

“And time yet for a hundred indecisions,

And for a hundred visions and revisions,

Before the taking of a toast and tea.” —T. S. Eliot

New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically rich cities. The birthplace of jazz, it is also notable for its proud literary heritage. Its iconic setting has inspired generations of American writers, such as Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, John Kennedy Toole, and Anne Rice. From Easy Rider to Treme, its distinctive sights have been memorialized in film and television to form an indelible part of America’s cultural imagination. Renowned for its Mardi Gras celebrations, it is also recognized for bravery and vision in the face of devastation after Hurricane Katrina. It is a city that has had to rebuild and reinvent itself.

The College English Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter. We invite you to join us at our annual meeting to explore the theme of vision and revision in presentations that feature topics relating to vision and/or revision in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.

Hotel Reservations 


Thank you for your  commitment to our 50th Conference.  The response has been so strong that a third overflow hotel, The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, as a courtesy, is now available. 

Reservation link:  College English Association Annual Meeting


100 Rue Iberville
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

Telephone: (504) 553-5083

Also a limited number of additional rooms at The Holiday Inn Express has become available. 

Reservation link: College English Association

Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown

334 O'Keefe Avenue , New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

You may also call  (504) 524-5400 (mention group code "CEA")

Schedule a Shuttle

Airport Shuttle, Inc.
4220 Howard Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: (504) 522-3500
Official ground transportation for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

SuperShuttle Intl.
Phone: (504) 207-4949
Gretchen Stegall
Email: gstegall@supershuttle.com

Shuttle, black car, SUV, and specialty vehicles.

Book a tour

Unique NOLA Tours, https://uniquenola.com
We are pleased to recommend this company to our CEA guests, who receive a 20% discount upon booking.
Phone 504.777.7769 to speak directly to a staff member eager to assist you. Use this code: CEA2019.

CEA Contact: Chris Falvey 504.777.7761