Wednesday, May 13, 2009

MCEA Call for Papers

The Michigan College English Association’s Conference is on Friday, October 2, 2009. The theme is “In Times of Crisis.” Our keynote speakers are Sari Adelson and Mary Heinen, Coordinators of the Prison Creative Arts Project, a program that collaborates with incarcerated youth and adults, urban youth, and the formerly incarcerated to do creative expression, especially in theater, poetry, and art. The MCEA conference will take place at Eastern Michigan University in the Student Center at 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197. The Michigan College English Association invites proposals for individual papers and for complete or open panels. We welcome proposals from experienced academics as well as from young scholars and graduate students. We encourage a variety of papers, including pedagogical and scholarly essays. We also welcome poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction from creative writers. We will award a prize for the best scholarly paper and for the best creative writing by a graduate student. Proposals are due by Friday, September 11, 2009. Early submissions are welcome. Please submit proposals to Charles Cunningham and Ed Demerly, Program Chairs, via email at and Please specify your needs for audio-visual equipment and the best time of day for your presentation.

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