Call for Proposals 42nd Annual Conference

“Other Voices: Redefining the Humanities”

Call for Proposals

42nd Annual Conference

March 30, 2019

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

New Jersey College English Association


The New Jersey College English Association solicits proposals for fully formed panels of at least four presenters, individual papers, workshops, or roundtables (6-8 presenters) on any aspect of the topic Other Voices: Redefining Humanities for its annual spring conference. The NJCEA brings together those interested in language, literature, pedagogy, and other aspects of the teaching and study of literature and writing. 

Options:

Panel Proposals: Proposals for complete sessions should include the full title of the session, chair, a list of all presenters (at least four besides the Chair), as well as their affiliations, e-mail addresses, paper/presentation titles, individual abstracts (250-300 word each) and brief bios.

Individual Paper Proposals: Proposals for individual papers should include name, affiliation, email address, a 250-300-word abstracts, and brief bio.

Proposals for alternative formats are encouraged:

Pecha Kucha sessions                                                

Roundtables with 6-8 presenters

Workshops                                                                   

Poster presentations

Multi-media presentations

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Teaching into the unknown 

What do we mean by an inclusive syllabus?

Diversification and integrating a syllabus

Hiring and institutions

What do we mean by an inclusive campus? 

Tackling inclusion without omissions

Questions of appropriation 

Study abroad

Making student voices heard 

Service learning 

Who gets to teach what? Teaching, diversity, and authenticity 

Challenging the canon: popular fiction  and inclusion

Careerism and syllabi 

Responding to the news and the political situation

Additional topics of interest include:

Creative writing panels, teaching hacks, writing and research hacks, mid- semester invigorating your teaching session

Proposal Submission Guidelines

All proposals should be sent as electronic attachments to Elizabeth Redwine, NJCEA Conference Organizer and First Vice-President, at Elizabeth.Redwine@shu.edu.  Proposals for individual papers or full sessions are due Feb. 1, 2019

Graduate Student Awards in Literature, Pedagogy and Writing

Graduate Student Awards in Literature (literary analysis), Pedagogy (teaching methodologies and reflections) and Writing (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) 

Graduate students are invited to submit papers for the NJCEA annual Graduate Student Awards. The winners of these two awards will receive Barnes & Noble gift certificates and have their papers published in The Watchung Review, the official publication of the NJCEA. Complete submissions can be sent as electronic attachments to Rachael Warmington at rkw2111@gmail.com.

Deadline for submission of essays and creative pieces: February 15, 2019

N.B. In order to be eligible to win the graduate student awards, students must present their work at the conference. Finalists for the creative writing award will present their work at a creative forum.