NYCEA "Literature and the Arts" October 12-13, 2012 Buffalo, NY

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New York College English Association
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The 2012 New York College English Association Conference will be held at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY, a small Catholic college that specializes in art and music programs. The conference will focus on the theme of "literature and the arts," exploring the multiple intersections, conflicts, and parallels between literature and other forms of visual and performing art.

Abstracts of 250 words are requested by July 31, 2012, on topics related to the conference theme of Literature and the Arts. Please send abstracts electronically to Matthew Giordano, Associate Professor of English, Villa Maria College, at

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Adaptations and representations of literary works in other art forms, and vice versa;
• Ekphrastic poetry;
• Literary theory and aesthetic philosophy;
• Using the arts to enhance pedagogy in literature and composition courses;
• Influences, rivalries, and relationships among writers and other artists;
• Literary and artistic movements (e.g. Romanticism in literature and classical music);
• Hybrid artistic forms and works (graphic novels, opera, illustrated editions);
• Multimedia and digital artistic works;
• Literature and popular art;
• Hip-hop and poetry;
• Literature and fashion.

The conference will also present a roundtable discussion for graduate students on interviewing and working at small, teaching-oriented colleges.
In addition, a $200 prize will be awarded for the best paper delivered by a graduate student.
Presenters are required to be members of the New York College English Association. More information about joining NYCEA can be found at: