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LCU Welcomes CCTE/TCEA Conference to Campus

University English professors from across the state will meet for a conference taking place on the Lubbock Christian University campus this weekend--the 81st Annual Conference of College Teachers of English and the Texas College English Association. The LCU Department of Humanities is pleased to be serving as this year’s CCTE/TCEA host.

The conference invites university English faculty and graduate students to present scholarly papers, creative writing, and panels in all areas of interest in language and literature.

Jana Anderson, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the University Writing Center, is serving as the Local Arrangements Chair for the event: “We look forward to seeing everyone in Lubbock soon. We are working diligently to make this an exceptional experience for conference attendees from other universities as well as for our own students. It is a privilege to host a conference of this caliber.”

The year’s invited luncheon speaker is Dr. Sara Spurgeon, scholar in American, Western, and Southwestern Literature. She is the author of Exploding the Western: Myths of Empire on the Postmodern Frontier, and editor of a collection of Cormac McCarthy novels.

Dr. Ronna Privett, Chair of the Department of Humanities, states, “We are so pleased to have a scholar and writer of Dr. Spurgeon’s level on campus for this event. We feel Lubbock is the perfect environment for discussion of the Western.”

LCU President Tim Perrin will also speak to the group on Friday at 4:15 pm in the Baker Conference Center. He will speak on “Changing the Landscape of Higher Education.”

Registration began today at 1 pm in the American Heritage Foyer on the LCU campus. Breakout sessions will begin in the American Heritage on Friday from 9am-4pm and will end on Saturday at noon.