Founded in 1939, The CEA Critic is the scholarly journal of the College English Association (CEA), a national organization for teachers of college English. The CEA Critic publishes scholarly articles that read closely the texts – fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, and film – that English professors study and teach. The journal celebrates the importance of literary criticism from a variety of approaches and the value of reading and teaching familiar and unfamiliar literary works. The CEA Critic is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography and has a circulation of 1,300. It is published three times a year and is available in print and electronic formats.
The College English Association was first established in 1938 to foster excellence in college English instruction. It provides a meeting ground for those interested in all areas of English Studies, including literature, culture, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, and pedagogy. Members from all walks of academic life are represented and welcomed.