Pennsylvania College English Association 2022 Conference

Gone But Not Quite Forgotten: 

Recovering Lost Writers and Texts




Conference Information

The PCEA 2022 Conference will be held at the Living Learning Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown from May 20-21. Those accepted must register as a member of the Pennsylvania College English Association.


Know that Pitt has an interim policy that requires faculty, staff, and students on campus to be vaccinated; masks are worn indoors. Visitors are allowed on campus; for information on this policy, including its rules for campus guests, please see 

Proposal Deadline and Submissions

Please submit a 250 – 300 word abstract and a brief biographical statement by March 1, 2022  here 

and to Fees for those whose abstracts are accepted will include membership, conference registration, and lunch (optional).

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 (including Keynote address)


UPJ’s Living Learning Center has guest rooms available at $60 a night for one or two people. The campus is renowned for its beauty and has many walking and hiking trails. Those who prefer a nearby hotel (e.g., Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Holiday Inn) should make their own arrangements.

Accepted Papers from the Canceled 2020 Conference:

If you had a paper accepted for the 2020 Conference and would like to be included in the 2022 Conference but have not yet heard from us, contact Dr. Ann Rea ( by March 1, 2022.


Online Presentation Option for the Spring 2022 Conference:

The PCEA board strongly believes that our yearly conference is best experienced in-person. We follow University of Pittsburgh pandemic protocols, which currently include masking indoors and proof of vaccination, and we will have members’ safety in mind when arranging in-person activities, including panel presentations, lunch, and the keynote address.


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 1, 2022, here. Fees for those whose abstracts have been accepted will include membership and conference registration. 

Submit by March 1, 2022