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Pennsylvania College English Association 2023 Conference

The Work of English Studies: Digital Adaptation and Expansion in the Post-Pandemic Age

Conference Information

The PCEA 2022 Conference will be held at Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA from May 24-26, 2023. Those accepted must register as a member of the Pennsylvania College English Association.


Nestled in the heart of downtown Scranton, Lackawanna College remains one of the oldest educational institutions in the region. For over 120 years, the College has been empowering students to become the next generation of leaders, and its roots in Scranton run deep.

Since its formation in 1894, the College’s mission has always been to provide a quality education to all persons who seek to improve their lives and better the communities in which they live.

Proposal Deadline and Submissions

Please submit a 250 – 300 word abstract and a brief biographical statement by March 24th, 2023 here. Fees for those whose abstracts are accepted will include membership, conference registration, and lunch (optional).

Membership & Registration Costs: 

$50 Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Registration

$15 Students/Other Professionals Registration

$30 Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty PCEA Membership

$10 Students/Other Professionals Membership

$25 Lunch fee (includes Keynote address)


Accommodations are available at a number of nearby hotels. The Hilton Scranton & Conference Center and the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel are within reasonable walking distance to Lackawanna College. Follow the links below to view rates and availability. 

Hilton Scranton & Conference Center (a block of 20 rooms reserved)

Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton 

Holiday Inn Scranton East--Dunmore

You will also find a map of Lackawanna College and the surrounding area here


Online Presentation Option for the 2023 Conference:

The PCEA board strongly believes that our yearly conference is best experienced in-person. 


However, we recognize that being physically present at this year’s conference may not be possible for all individuals due to funding cuts, travel restrictions, health concerns, etc. Because we recognize that some individuals may want to participate in the conference even though they cannot be physically present, we will be offering a small number of online panels that will run concurrently with the in-person sessions. Preference will be given to current or recent PCEA members.

Please note that we will not be livestreaming in-person sessions, which means that online presenters will not be able to view or participate in in-person sessions or the keynote address. Online participants will have access only to other online conference sessions (though we do hope to record the keynote address and make it available online).


Those who are interested in presenting online should submit a 250-300 word abstract by March 24th, 2023. Fees for those whose abstracts have been accepted will include membership and conference registration. 

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