NJCEA 41st Annual Conference “Contemporary Humanities”

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Proposals

 

NJCEA 41st Annual Conference, March 24, 2018

 

“Contemporary Humanities”

 

The New Jersey College English Association solicits proposals for fully formed panels, individual papers, workshops, or roundtables on any aspect of the “contemporary 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. 

 

Topics may include but are not limited to:

 

Where are the humanities today?                                        

 

What does it mean to be a practicing humanist?

 

Humanities in an age of austerity                                        

 

How can we teach across the humanities?

 

Contemporary humanities and current events                     

 

Teaching the humanities in an inhumane age

 

STEM into STEAM                                                             

 

Biography/memoir as living humanities

 

Humanities and Social Anxieties                                         

 

Humanities in the composition classroom

 

Contemporary humanities in the literature classroom         

 

Artistic renderings of the humanities

 

Maximizing the humanities                                                 

 

Humanities study and professional studies

 

Cross-disciplinary perspectives                                           

 

Technology and the humanities

 

Globalization and the humanities                                        

 

Literary/cultural contexts

 

Options

 

Panel Proposals: Proposals for complete sessions should include the full title of the session, chair, a list of all presenters, 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 4-5 minute presentations

 

Workshops

 

Poster presentations

 

Multi-media presentations

 

All proposals should be sent as electronic attachments to Mary Balkun, NJCEA Conference Organizer and First Vice-President, at <mary.balkun@shu.edu>.

 

Proposals for individual papers or full sessions are due Jan. 31, 2018

 

Graduate Student Award

 

Graduate students are invited to submit papers for the NJCEA annual Graduate Student Award. The winner of this award will receive a Barnes & Noble gift certificate and have her or his paper published in The Watchung Review, the official publication of the NJCEA. Complete papers can be sent as electronic attachments to Rachael Warmington at <rkw2111@gmail.com>. Papers should be approximately 3000 – 3500 words in length. 

 

Deadline for submission of essays: February 15, 2018.    

 

N.B. In order to be eligible to win the graduate student award, students must present their paper at the conference.