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Pennsylvania College English Association 2024 Conference

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Conference Information

The PCEA 2024 Conference will be held at Slippery Rock University on April 25th, 2024. Those accepted must register as a member of the Pennsylvania College English Association.


Founded in 1889, SRU is shaped by its teaching (normal) school heritage. For more than 130 years, the university has embraced the same hard-working, tenacious personality espoused by the people of western Pennsylvania. With a steadfast yet adaptable commitment to intellectual development, leadership and civic responsibility, SRU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that helps them become engaged citizens and succeed in their lives and professional careers. 

Located in western Pennsylvania, the 660-acre campus is less than an hour’s drive north of Pittsburgh, one hour south of Erie, and 45 minutes east of Youngstown, Ohio. Two major highways, I-79 and I-80, intersect 10 miles from the University, conveniently linking it to the entire commonwealth and its contiguous regions.

Proposal Deadline and Submissions

Please submit a 250 – 300 word abstract and a brief biographical statement by January 20th, 2024 to 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)



The Fairfield Inn and Suites can provide accommodations for visiting scholars for the conference. To make hotel reservations, call (724) 406-0535. Please make reservations as soon as possible. Information on the Fairfield Inn and Suites can be found at their website. 


Should the Fairfield Inn in Slippery Rock be fully booked, the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Butler, PA, is about 15 minutes from the conference. They may be reached at 724-283-0009. Information on the Butler Fairfield Inn and Suites can be found at their website. 

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