The deadline to submit abstracts, even complete panels, for the NJCEA (New Jersey College English Association) Conference has been extended to 26 Feb. Please contact the convener listed if you wish to submit an abstract for a particular session.
As well, I'm adding more complete descriptions for sessions I'm convening; please contact me directly if you'd like to submit an abstract and/ or have any questions about the conference.
Responding to Students and Their Feedback: Many of us work hard to provide clear, helpful feedback on student papers, so as to foster students' development as writers. Less attention has gone to responding to student feedback, not necessarily in the form of course evaluations or even formal complaints, but email, face-to-face, and other communication of their disappointment or otherwise dissatisfaction with their grades, feedback, and overall (perceived) progress, esp. in view of the work they (feel they) have put in. Ideas are sought for coping with such responses constructively: keeping students motivated, ensuring that feedback is reviewed and implemented, and, just as importantly, keeping these exchanges at an adult, professional level;
Detective Fiction: What's Left? This panel will feature papers on work in and about this genre that has encountered but continues to push past boundaries, both epistemological and moral. "Exhaustion" has been claimed, even pleaded, on every front: intellectual, creative, even moral/ legal. Yet, even if nowhere else, in works of detective fiction and criticism of same, new resources and energy are discovered. Papers focusing on the work of such authors and critics are sought for this session.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS
37th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Global Professor of Post-Colonial Studies, New York University
Presenting on: The Novel and its Other: Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence
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):
Fiction -- Another Fabric of Our Lives: The Intersection Between Contemporary Novels and Academic Advisement, Convener: Richard Trama, Richard.Trama@stockton.edu
Experiential Learning in Literature & Composition, Convener: Melissa R. Sande, email@example.com
The Transcendentalists, Self-Perfection or Social Reform?, Convener: Dorothy Altman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Motherhood and Literature, Convener: Heide Estes, email@example.com
[Three possible panels] Writing Center Theory and Practice // Writing Across the Curriculum // Creative Non-Fiction, Convener: Kelly A. Shea, Kelly.Shea@shu.edu
From Class to Cloud: Writing Tools for Self-Regulating Learning,
Convener: Phillip Andrew Klobucar, Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
[Two possible panels] Detective Fiction: What’s Left? // Responding to Students and Their Feedback, Convener: Maria Plochocki, email@example.com
Decoding Myth and Mythmaking, Convener: Richard Marranca, Rmarranca@pccc.edu
Cross-Dressing and the Expression of Desire in Literature and Culture, Convener: Jan Stahl
Politics and Memory in African Literature and Journalism, Convener: Dan Gover, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discovering America Again: New Immigrant Writing in the 21st Century,
Convener: Nira Gupta-Casale, email@example.com
The Problem of Social Justice and 19th Century American Literature,
Convner: Dean Casale, firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Research in Second Language Writing,
Convener: Gita DasBender, email@example.com
Disability In/And Literature, Convener: James Hala, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone with an interest in other topics – in literature, composition, pedagogy – 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 abstracts for papers on any topic related to college English to:
Dean Casale, NJCEA Conference Organizer, English Department, Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union N.J. 07803; or electronically as an attachment to email@example.com
Individual proposals should be two pages: a cover sheet including name, presentation title, affiliation, address, e-mail address, phone number, and brief biographical paragraph; and a 250-word abstract.
Panel proposals should include a coversheet—including panel title, presenters’ names, presentation titles, affiliations, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, brief biographical paragraphs, and the name of a moderator (if possible), followed by separate abstracts (250-word) that describe the panel topic and each presentation.
You are cordially 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 College English Notes, the official publication of the NJCEA. Send complete paper and paper abstract to the conference organizer in ELECTRONIC FORM ONLY by February 26, 2014. Papers should be approximately 3000 – 3500 words 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: February 26, 2014
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PANELS, PAPER ABSTRACTS, AND GRADUATE STUDENT PAPERS: February 26, 2014 (except where noted).
For membership information, registration forms for conference, and updates, visit our website http://www.njcea.org.
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