The Pennsylvania College English Association

PCEA Mission Statement

The Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) provides a forum for the debate and discussion of ideas surrounding literature and literacy studies.  It strives, moreover, to promote and foster inquiry into our world as it is presented in literature of all genres.  Equally important with promoting literary inquiry, the PCEA actively strives to give voice to those who endeavor to create new kinds of literacies. The PCEA organization has been serving English professionals since before 1970.

PCEA Conference Moving to Fall

For many years, the PCEA has held it's annual conference in the spring. However, the spring has always been a very busy time of the year for national conferences, including the annual College English Association (CEA) conference. The fall, by contrast, has fewer national conferences related to English and thus presents fewer potential scheduling conflicts. Therefore, the PCEA Board of Directors has decided to try moving the annual PCEA Conference to the fall in the hopes of boosting conference attendance. The first annual fall PCEA Conference will be held in October of 2014. We have also planned for the 2015 and 2016 PCEA Conferences. To find out where those conferences will be held, see our Future Conferences web page.

PCEA 2014 Conference

Oh! The Horror!
The Supernatural in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

Conference Dates
October 3-4, 2014

Keynote Speakers
John Russo and Russ Streiner


Writer, Producers, and Actors of
Night of the Living Dead

Conference Hotel
Ramada Inn and Conference Center
1450 S. Atherton St.
State College, PA

Conference Organizers

Jackie Atkins (Penn State DuBois)
Jessica Haggerty (Western Governors University)
Tony Vallone (Penn State DuBois)

Extended! Proposal Submission Deadline
August 1, 2014

Conference Email Address

PCEA 2014 Conference Information