Conference Information


“Contemporary Humanities”

To be eligible to present at the 41st Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference, you need to be a member of the NJCEA

This year’s conference theme is “Contemporary Humanities,” with sessions and presentations considering such topics as what we mean by the humanities today, globalization and the humanities, teaching across the humanities, humanities in the composition classroom, and contemporary humanities in the literature classroom, among others. This one-day intensive conference will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Seton Hall University. 

Keynote Speaker

John T. Shaw


John T. Shaw began his career working for the Governor of Illinois then participated in a training program with the European Union in Brussels before segueing to journalism with a position at the Wall Street Journal Europe. He has lived in Washington, DC for more than twenty years, covering Congress for Market News International, a global financial wire service. As a contributing writer for the Washington Diplomat he has interviewed dozens of lawmakers and diplomats. Shaw has written more than one hundred profiles and book reviews. In addition to JFK in the Senate, he is the author of three previous books. 

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Getting To Seton Hall University 

Seton Hall's 58-acre campus is located in South Orange, New Jersey, only 14 miles from Manhattan. Use the address Seton Drive, South Orange, NJ 07079 for GPS and map programs. 

The guard at the front gate will issue you a pass for parking in the deck.   

You can find additional directions for transportation by bus and train and locate Jubilee Hall on the printable University campus map and directions by clicking here:  Visiting Seton Hall University


Les Saisons Inn 


Les Saisons is a historic bed and breakfast located in Maplewood, NJ

304 Elmwood Ave., Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Reservations: (973) 762-3416 or Cell (973) 699-8276


Rosen Award

Steven J. Rosen Mentor Award 

This honor is a unique opportunity to recognize a member of our organization who has served as a mentor to faculty members who are beginning their careers.


Graduate Student Award

Graduate Student Paper Award

Each year, graduate students are cordially invited to submit papers for the NJCEA annual Graduate Student Award. The winner of this award receives a Barnes & Noble gift certificate and is published in The Watchung Review, the official publication of the NJCEA.

Call For Proposals