College English Association of Ohios Spring Conference (CEAO)

Venue: Ohio Dominican University

Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 16, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 16, 2010
Registration Date: Apr 16, 2010
Early Registration Date: Mar 20, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 05, 2010
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2010 College English Association of Ohio
Spring Conference
Ohio Dominican University
Columbus, OH
April 16, 2010

Theme: New Horizons: Changing Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Professional Development in English Studies

In her 2004 article “Made Not Only in Words: Composition in a New Key” Kathleen Blake Yancey speaks of the changes occurring in writing on a global scale and the need for teachers to be aware of these in order to adapt to them through classroom and curriculum strategies. She echoes throughout the presentation that “we have a moment” and emphasizes that now is the time to be proactive and to call for changes on local, regional, and national levels.

Similarly, now is the time for English departments to recognize the changes occurring outside of our departments and our classrooms and to reflect on how to adapt, incorporate, or resist these changes. The rise in technology, increased access to archives and literary texts, the threat of standardization, the current economic perils, and the diversity of professoriate and student body will also affect the future of programs and classes in literature, composition, creative writing, and linguistics. As in 2004, we again “have a moment.”

The College English Association of Ohio (CEAO) invites panels, papers, and roundtables for our conference theme “New Horizons: Changing Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Professional Development in English Studies.” Topics might include, but are not limited to
• Pedagogical changes in literature, composition, creative writing and linguistics courses;
• Changes in how we read and write about different genres, such as novels, short stories, poems, non-fiction, and online texts (blogs, wikis, etc);
• Visions of the future for universities, colleges, and community colleges;
• Administrative changes (including staffing and scheduling, course curriculum, the rise in early college high schools and post secondary options; and budgetary issues);
• Professional development opportunities;
• The evolvement of “text”, including online reading and writing, open access, rising textbook prices, etc;
• The future of graduate study in literature, composition, creative writing, and linguistics departments;
• The influence of recent government policies (including recent OBR changes);
• The future of research and publication in English Studies;
• The future of open-access schools and remedial education.

CEAO welcomes proposals from graduate students, adjunct and part-time instructors, full-time faculty, as well as individuals living/working both inside and outside Ohio.
Send proposals of 300 words or less along with a one page CV by March 5, 2010 to All proposals submitted by the deadline will be considered.
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