Risk! Fall 2009 New York College English Association Conference Deadline 6/24/09

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rebecca Housel, New York College English Association


New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College

The Fall 2009 NYCEA Conference will be held October 23-24, 2009, at Niagara County Community College, north of Buffalo, east of Niagara Falls

Call for Papers
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by Wednesday, June 24, 2009 on topics related to the conference theme of RISK. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Jim Murphy, jmurphy@niagaracc.suny.edu

GRADUATE STUDENT PRIZE: NYCEA is proud to offer a biannual Graduate Student Prize to the best paper presented by a Graduate Student at the conference. Prize is $100 and publication on our e-zine, www.NYCEANEWS.org; participants must be present at key-note luncheon to receive recognition. Honorable Mention available. Please submit essay of no more than 8 double spaced pages (TNR font 12)in a WORD attachment with your affiliation and contact information in-text to
Dr. Rebecca Housel: housereb@rochester.rr.com
Thank you!

Theme: Risk
Life is full of risks. Therefore, let us reflect on the role risk plays in our lives, institutions, society, relationships, and literature. Consider the way risk is depicted, experienced, celebrated, and/or enjoyed in art and life.

Suggested Topics:
Risky Role Breaking/Playing
Institutions and/at risk
Risk taking and/as teaching
Risk takers in literature
Placing others/self at risk
Risky Thinking, Speaking, Reading, Learning, and/or Writing
Risky Behavior (Sex, Drugs, and/or Rock 'n Roll!)
Risks in War and Peace
Risk and Science
Risk in Society
Risk Taking in Nature
Risk for a cause; Risk for a thrill
Brave, noble risks; foolish, silly risks
Risk and excess
Risk and play
Risk and awakening

Take a risk, and come up with your own risky topic!
250 word abstracts are due by Wednesday, June 24, 2009 to James Murphy at jmurphy@niagaracc.suny.edu

Membership to NYCEA is required; please visit www.nycea.org and click on 'membership' for details. Thank you!