Call for Panels/Papers
The SEA invites your participation in the 8th Biennial Conference. While the deadline for submission of individual papers to panel organizers has passed, you can submit an individual paper directly to the program committee chair by Monday, September 24, 2012.
Panel topic proposals are due Friday, April 20, 2012 (deadline passed)
individuals interested in submitting a paper should do so directly to the Panel Chair by Friday, September 7, 2012. (deadline passed)
Panel Chairs have until Friday, September 21, 2012, to submit completed panels.
individuals can submit a paper proposal directly to the Program Committee by Monday, September 24, 2012
We invite panel topic proposals on any aspect of early American literature and culture up to (roughly) 1800, with a special interest in interdisciplinary approaches. Topics and approaches might include (but are not limited to):
Transatlantic ~ transnational ~ hemispheric ~ diasporas ~ comparative colonialisms ~ borderlands ~ print culture ~ literacies ~ authorship ~ epistolarity ~ material culture ~ science and technology ~ disease ~ foodways ~ religion ~ everyday life ~ the marketplace ~ gender ~ women’s studies ~ sexuality ~ masculinities ~ discourses of the body ~ race ~ ethnicity ~ creolization ~ slavery ~ Native studies ~ indigeneity ~ environment ~ ecology ~ space ~ gardens ~ mapping ~ pedagogy ~ revolution ~ early fiction ~ captivity ~ transgression ~ performance ~ visual culture ~ incarceration ~ paradigm shifts ~ migration
We are especially interested in panel topics connected to the location of our conference in Savannah, Georgia or the early American South more generally
In addition to the regular format for conference panels (chair, 3 or 4 papers, respondent) we welcome experimental or alternative formats, including roundtables, presentations using new media and /or digital technologies, dialogues, seminars, etc.
To submit a proposal for consideration email a 200-300 word panel description with a one-page c.v. by Friday, April 20, 2012, as a word attachment with subject line: “SEA 2013 Panel Proposal” to SEA President, Hilary E. Wyss at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the following information with your panel description:
Panel Chair Name
Accepted panel topics will be listed on the SEA conference website beginning in May 2012, at which time panel organizers will put out a call for individual papers.
If you are submitting a complete panel for consideration, be sure to include a brief description of each paper to be included, along with the name, affiliation, and e-mail contact information for each confirmed member of the panel.
- Panel Chairs have until Friday, September 21, 2012, to submit completed panels. At that time panel chairs should note any audio-visual needs and special scheduling requests.
- When submitting your complete panel, be sure to include your name, affiliation, and email contact information, along with the panel title and the title of each paper as well as the name, affiliation, and e-mail contact information for each confirmed member of the panel.
- Panels should feature participants from a range of institutions and academic ranks. Conference participants are limited to one appearance on the program in a substantive role (that is, as a presenter, roundtable participant, or respondent), and one appearance as a session organizer, chair, or speaker/facilitator on a professional support session.
- Once the accepted panel topics have been listed on the conference website, individuals interested in submitting a paper should do so directly to the Panel Chair by Friday, September 7, 2012.
- If you do not find a panel reflecting your interests in the Panel Topics, you may submit a paper proposal directly to the Program Committee, which will attempt to constitute additional panels as necessary.
- To submit a paper proposal directly to the Program Committee, send a 200-300-word abstract along with a one-page vita as a word attachment with subject line: “SEA 2013 Paper Proposal” to SEA President, Hilary E. Wyss at email@example.com by Monday, September 24, 2012
- Please do not submit more than one proposal for the SEA 2013 conference.
- Conference participants are limited to one appearance on the program in a substantive role (that is, as a presenter, roundtable participant, or respondent), and one appearance as a session organizer, chair, or speaker/facilitator on a professional support session.
- Each participant will need to be a current member of the SEA. To renew a membership or to become a SEA member, please visit the SEA Membership page: www.societyofearlyamericanists.org/membership.html
- Each participant will need to register for the conference. To register, please go to the registration page of the SEA Eighth Biennial Conference website
- Panel Sessions will be one hour and a half, which will allow for brief introductions, 3 papers of 20 minutes each; 4 papers of 15 minutes each; or a Roundtable with 5 speakers of 10 minutes each, followed by 15 minutes for discussion. Any alternative arrangements will need to fit into the allotted time frame.
- We encourage panels composed of panelists from a variety of institutions and with a range of scholarly experience.
- Panels work best when we can hear all the presentations and then have enough time for discussion. Thanks for your help in making the sessions rewarding experiences for all.
Please direct any questions to SEA President, Hilary E. Wyss: firstname.lastname@example.org