Past Conferences

Seton Hall



Dismantling Inequality through Dialogues of Conscience
NJCEA 40th Annual Conference
April 1, 2017
at Seton Hall University

Our keynote speaker will be Professor John Keene, Chair of African American and African Studies Department, Rutgers University-Newark. The title of his talk is “Black and Brown Writers Matter: An Activist Poetics.”

John Keene is the author of the novel Annotations and the short fiction collection Counternarratives which received a 2016 American Book Award. He has also published several collections of poetry as well as translations of both poetry and literature. Keene is a longtime member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a graduate fellow of Cave Canem. He teaches in both Rutgers-Newark’s African American and African Studies program and its MFA Creative Writing programs.