The CEA Critic is the scholarly journal of the College English Association, a national organization for teachers of college English. The CEA Critic publishes scholarly articles that read closely the texts-fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and film-that English professors study and teach. The CEA Critic celebrates the importance of literary criticism from a variety of approaches and the value of reading and teaching familiar and unfamiliar literary works.
The CEA Critic is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. Founded in 1939, The CEA Critic publishes scholarly articles that focus on any texts or issues pertinent to the discipline of English in higher education.
The College English Association holds the copyright to all articles published in The CEA Critic. For permission to reprint articles or to use them in class, please contact the editors at the address below. If you would like to submit an essay for publication in The CEA Critic, you may e-mail submissions to the editors; e-mail submissions are preferred. You also may mail two letter-quality hard copies and a Word document on a CD-R. Manuscripts should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Place any notes and the list of works cited at the end of your word-processing file-do not use the automatic note/reference function of your word-processing program. In other words, type reference numbers and endnotes as you would on a typewriter. But please keep in mind that note references interrupt your reader's experience and that MLA style discourages “lengthy discussions that divert the reader's attention from the primary text” (7.5.1). The editors ask that authors keep notes to a minimum and place reference numbers at the end of sentences. Authors are responsible both for the accuracy of quotations and for representing source material fairly. The editorial staff will edit accepted manuscripts to conform to house style. Please prepare your submission in accordance with the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd edition (2008).
The CEA Critic will publish only articles by members of the College English Association. Non-members are welcome to submit but must join the CEA in order for accepted submissions to be published. Address submissions and inquiries about The CEA Critic to the editors:
Editor, The CEA Critic
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 109
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639
The editors will recycle submitted paper manuscripts.
The editors will send submissions to members of the Editorial Board or to other qualified reviewers. The editors, however, reserve the right to reject submissions that they consider inappropriate for The CEA Critic without sending them out for review. Unrevised conference presentations or unrevised graduate term papers are not appropriate for publication in The CEA Critic. Essays on pedagogy or academia are appropriate for The CEA Forum.
Because our journal aims to publish stimulating literary criticism, reviewers will judge how compelling, coherent, scholarly, original, and important the submitted essays are.
The editors will recycle rejected submissions. The College English Association holds the copyright to all articles published in The CEA Critic. For permission to reprint articles, please contact the editor at the address above.
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The CEA Critic publishes scholarly articles that read closely the variety of texts that English professors study and teach. The CEA Critic celebrates the importance of literary criticism from a variety of approaches and the value of reading and teaching familiar and unfamiliar literary works. We are also interested in articles that consider pedagogy from a theoretical perspective or engage issues pertinent to all aspects of rhetoric and composition. Submissions will undergo a double-blind review by members of the Editorial Board or other qualified reviewers. The editors reserve the right to reject submissions that they consider inappropriate for The CEA Critic without sending them out for review. Please note that we are unable to offer substantive comments on submissions that do not pass our first round of review. The normal review process of the journal takes between two to six months to complete, though there may be slight delays if the review period overlaps with Summer or Winter break.
Jeraldine Kraver, University of Northern Colorado
Peter Kratzke, University of Colorado, Boulder
Executive Director: Juliet Emanuel, Borough of Manhattan Community College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Director and Treasurer: Scott Borders, Anderson University, email@example.com
President: Jeffrey DeLotto, Texas Wesleyan University, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Vice President and Program Chair: Lynne Simpson, Presbyterian College, email@example.com
Second Vice President: Carolyn Kyler, Washington and Jefferson College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate Past President: Coretta Pittman, Baylor University, email@example.com
Editor, CEA Critic: Jeri Kraver, University of Northern Colorado, Jeraldine.Kraver@unco.edu
Editor, CEA Forum and Webmaster: Jamie McDaniel, Pittsburg State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Historian: Joe Pestino, Nazareth College, email@example.com
National Coordinator of Affiliates: Linda Di Desidero, Marine Corps University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology Director: Steve Brahlek, Palm Beach Community College, email@example.com
Term ending in 2017:
Margaret Barrow, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, firstname.lastname@example.org
Arundhati Sanyal, Seton Hall University, email@example.com
Staci Stone, Murray State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Term ending in 2018:
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Published three times a year in March, July and November
Readers include: Teachers and scholars studying the contextual rather than the theoretical aspects of fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and film studied on the college level
Print circulation: 536
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