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Popular call for papers resources:

*Novelty and the New *


*39th Annual New Jersey College English**Association Conference*

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079
The New Jersey College English Association solicits 250-500 word
proposals for panels and papers on all aspects of “Novelty and the
New” 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. The topic for this year’s conference is Novelty and the New.

*EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 15, 2016*

*Paper and panel proposals might address:*

-Histories or philosophical analyses of the new, novel, or innovative
as a category

-The “new” in new historicism, the new criticism, Modernism, the
early modern period

-New methods or approaches in different fields

-Newly (re-)discovered texts and new forms of publication and media

-The relation between the familiar, old, or historical and the new

-The prestige of or anxieties about newness

-Teaching of innovation, creativity, originality

-Relationships between originality and recitation, memorization,
preservation, tradition

-Inadequacies of novelty

-New and old theories of the novel (the genre)

-Novelty as a function of capitalism, novelty in the age of mechanical

-Newness and nationality, gender, identity politics

-The politics of the new (utopia, progress, audacity, hope, change)

-Revolution, repetition, recurrence, recombination, recycling, rehearsal

-Modes of generating the new out of the extant: parody, criticism,
pastiche, accident, variation, mutation

NJCEA welcomes abstracts for papers from full and part-time college
instructors, graduate students, and other professionals within the field
of English and American language and literature, Composition and Rhetoric.

*Panel proposals can be sent as electronic attachments c/o Professor
Jonathan Farina, NJCEA Conference Organizer to
<>. All proposals should provide the panel’s
full title, the name of its moderator (if possible), and include a list
of all presenters’ names, affiliations, addresses, e-mail addresses,
brief biographical paragraphs, followed by their presentation’s title
and a separate abstract (250 words each) describing its topic.



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 The Watchung
Review, the official publication of the NJCEA. Complete papers can be
sent as electronic attachments c/o Dr. Jonathan Farina, NJCEA Conference
Organizer to <>. *Deadline:
January 30, 2016. *Papers should be*approximately 3000 – 3500 words in

N.B.: In order to be eligible to win the graduate student award,
students must present their paper at the conference.

*For membership information, registration forms for conference,
and updates, visit our website

Gita DasBender, Ph.D \ Sr. Faculty Associate, Coordinator of Second Language Writing, Director of Prestigious Fellowships Program \ *Seton Hall University* \ Department of English \ Fahy Hall, Room 360 \ 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079 \ Phone: 973-275-5889;jsessionid=FD0781B86DEF350F9F17FA6B0EECF349?cc=us&lang=en&