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TCNJ English MA Graduate Symposium: Poetic Justice

TCNJ English MA Graduate Symposium: Poetic Justice

Saturday, February 21, 2015 8:30AM-4:30PM

Business Lounge, The College of New Jersey

Sponsored by: Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English, English MA Graduate Program, Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Program

The principal aim of this event is to further engender a community of research and exchange. The symposium will feature panel presentations that will explore the topics related to justice and other opportunities to construct inquiries across movements, genres, media, methods, and literary fields. The event will also showcase a faculty-facilitated publishing workshop intended to support participants who wish to prepare their seminar and symposium papers for publication.Logo 6

In tandem with the yearly campus theme sponsored by the Cultural and Intellectual Community Program Council (CICPC), this events invites MA students and alumni to showcase the individual and collaborative advancement of ideas that were born in our program’s seminars, prison literacy programs, and supervised research projects. Through their presentations, these students and alumni transform the discussion around topics of justice and demonstrate how they are responsive to the growing discourse of justice around campus and their individual fields.

English MA Graduate Symposium: Poetic Justice Schedule
8:30AM-9:30AM         Registration and Breakfast
9:30AM-11:00 AM      The Culture Games: Reframing Canons in Contemporary Spaces
11:00AM-12:30PM      Black Like Me: Defining African American Literature
12:30PM-1:30PM        Lunch
1:30PM-2:30PM          The Memoir and the Movement: Perspectives on Female Imprisonment in Orange Is the New Black

2:30PM-4:00PM          Crouching Authors; Hidden Meanings: Literature of Dictatorship in the Latin American Diaspora

For more information on the event, please visit All those who plan on attending the symposium, if they are presenting or not, should register for the event. Please email all questions or concerns to