UPDATE: [General] Annual Conference & Essay Contest of the NJCEA

full name / name of organization: 
Burt Kimmelman
contact email: 
kimmelman@njit.edu

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
31st Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

Keynote Speaker: Edward Halsey Foster

The New Jersey College English Association is soliciting panels and papers
considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual
conference. The NJCEA brings together those interested in language,
literature, pedagogy, and other aspects of the teaching and study of
literature and writing.

Paper proposals are now being accepted for the following panels (contact
session convener listed below):
• Microfiction. Convener: John Wargacki, wargacjo_at_shu.edu
• Humor and the American Novel. Convener: Edward Shannon, eshannon_at_ramapo.edu
• Teaching Gen 1.5 Students: Writing and Identity. Convener: Gita Das
Bender, dasbengi_at_shu.edu
• New Approaches to Medieval Literature. Convener: Angela Jane Weisl,
weislang_at_shu.edu
• New Jersey Writers. Convener: Mary Ann Miller Convener: MMiller_at_caldwell.edu
• “NJCEA Poets” Convener: Maxine Susman, msusman_at_caldwell.edu
• Literature and the Law. Convener: Rolanne Henry, Rolanne.Henry_at_NJIT.EDU
• Transnational Forces in American Hemispheric Literature. Convener: John
Gruesser, jgruesse_at_cougar.kean.edu
• Material Culture in American Literature. Convener: Mary Balkun,
balkunma_at_shu.edu
• Spirituality and Women Writers. Conveners: Dolores DeLuise and Joyce
Zonana, DDeluise_at_bmcc.cuny.edu; JZonana_at_bmcc.cuny.edu
• Writing and the New Media: Composition in a Digital Age. Convener:
Norbert Elliot, elliot_at_njit.edu
• Twentieth-Century American Literature. Convener: Shamika Mitchell,
Shamika.Mitchell_at_temple.edu
• Myth and Literature. Convener: Richard Marranca, RMarranca_at_pccc.edu
• Creative Non-Fiction. Convener: Kelly Shea, sheakell_at_shu.edu
• Perspectives on Ethnic-American Fiction. Convener: Mia Zamora,
mzamora_at_kean.edu
• Joyce’s The Dead Revisited. Convener: Ted Price, pricet_at_mail.montclair.edu
• South American / Teaching South American Literature. Convener: Douglas
Rosentrater, rosenstra_at_bucks.edu
• The Androgynous Imagination in Modernist Literary Thought. Convener:
Elizabeth Primamore, Primamore_at_aol.com

Anyone with an interest in other topics--in literature or composition--is
encouraged to propose a panel or paper. Full and part-time college
instructors, graduate students, and other professionals within the field of
English are invited to send panel proposals and 250-word paper abstracts on
any topic related to college English to Burt Kimmelman, Conference
Organizer, Humanities Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology,
Newark, NJ 07102; kimmelman_at_njit.edu. E-Mail Submissions Preferred! All
submissions must contain your name, e-mail address, and hardcopy address.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: You are cordially invited to submit papers for the
NJCEA's annual Graduate Student Award. The winner of this award will
receive a $50.00 Barnes & Noble gift certificate and have her or his paper
published in College English Notes, the official publication of the NJCEA,
along with that of the first runner-up. Send complete paper and paper
abstract IN ELECTRONIC FORM only to the conference organizer at
kimmelman_at_njit.edu by January 2, 2008. Papers should be 8-10 pages in
length. N.B.: In order to be eligible to win the graduate student award,
students must present their paper at the conference.

DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: November 30, 2007.
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PANELS, PAPER ABSTRACTS, AND GRADUATE STUDENT
PAPERS: January 2, 2008.

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