NYCEA Conference Core Controversies Oct24-5, 2014

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New York College English Association
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New York College English Association Conference
October 24-25, 2014
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
Papers on all aspects of literature, composition & rhetoric, and pedagogy are welcome. Papers on the focus thread of College Core curricula, College Readiness, and New York's newly instituted and controversial Common Core are especially requested.

Possible Panels:
General Controversies in Interpretation Changing Theoretical Paradigms Teaching Conflict
Teaching Literature in the College Core Conflict in Literature
Literature of War
Possible Panels: Focus thread
Is NY's Common Core good for Colleges? The Professionalization of the English major First-year English: What works?
Diversity in the College Core
Diversity in the Common Core Papers on texts featured in the NYS
Core Standards

The NYCEA conference will be overlapping on Friday 10-24 with the "Connections" conference for area high school faculty. Two roundtables are being planned by NYCEA for Friday on the topics of "College readiness and the First-Year Experience" and "Do Common Core Standards match College Cores?" Saturday's sessions will be panels comprised of 15-minute presentations.
Send 250-word abstracts (for 15-minute papers on Saturday)
or 150-word position statements (for Friday Roundtables)
to Deb VanderBilt, NYCEA VP, at by September 10, 2014