College English Association of Ohio

Call For Papers
Fall 2008 Conference

Friday, October 24,  2008

Theme:  Old Wine in New Bottles: New Ways of Teaching Novels, Writing, and Rhetoric

The College English Association of Ohio (CEAO) invites papers, panels, and roundtables for its fall 2008 conference to be held Friday October 24, 2008, at Ohio University-Chillicothe (OUC). Proposals are invited from full-time faculty, adjunct and part-time instructors, administrators, graduate students, as well as individuals working/living both inside and outside Ohio. All proposals submitted by the extended deadline, September 25, 2008, will be considered. Please note that presenters and participants must register for the conference.

Keynote Speaker: Don Pollock, author of Knockemstiff (and an OUC alumnus)

 CEAO invites proposals that address the following themes:

          A. New takes on teaching best-loved novels (English, American, Post-Colonial, etc.). 

          B. Novel methods of creating stylistically literate critical thinkers, readers, and writers. (Ohio is already working on a state-wide initiative to increase access to higher education to its citizens; it would be good to ensure a love of literature and writing amongst college graduates as well.)

          C.  Administrative issues such as Ohio’s seniors-to-sophomores program, professional- ization roundtables, reallocation of state funds, new state-led initiatives, etc.

Conference Coordinator: Veena Kasbekar, OUC;  Program Co-Chairs: Amy England (University of Cincinnati) and V. Kasbekar

Please send a) the Proposal Form,  b) your Abstract (250-300 words for individuals, 700 for panels/ roundtables), and  c) a one-page CV via Microsoft Word to and to . Abstracts received by the due date will be acknowledged, and a response sent by the end of September, if not earlier.

The registration form, membership form, driving directions, and hotel information are posted at the CEAO website:


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