Fall 2015 NYCEA Conference on Hilbert Campus

THE NYCEA is a regional organization (NYS is the region) of the parent organization, the national College English Association.  The conference title and theme is “Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds:  Literary Study, Composition, & Communications.”

Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Wine & Cheese reception
  • Dinner – will include a welcome by Chris Holoman
  • Friday night entertainment: a screening of a film edited by Steve Fox of the interactive play written and directed by Taylor Doherty (Assoc. Professor, Theater) of the campus’s Buffalo Laboratory Theater.  The play is entitled Build Your Own Adventure: The Mystery of the Silver Chalice.  Taylor will introduce the film and take questions after its screening.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • Continental breakfast
  • Concurrent panel sessions on digital humanities (English & communications) including session on grad. students/job market ($200 cash prize for best grad. stud. paper delivered during concurrent sessions)
  • Lunch – will include a welcome by Cynthia Zane
  • Plenary session: Professor Joanna Swafford, Asst. Professor of Interdisciplinary & Digital Teaching & Scholarship SUNY at New Paltz, whose talk is entitled “Teaching Literature Through Technology: Sherlock Holmes and Digital Humanities”


The conference itself includes a number of Hilbert faculty as presenters or moderators. Thirty plus presenters are expected for concurrent panels in four sessions on Saturday coming from all parts of New York State and also Pennsylvania.  There is also a $200 contest for best paper presented by a graduate student.

Scheduling grid and registration forms can be found below.

NYCEA Conference Scheduling Grid –  NYCEAConferenceSchedulingGrid.doc

Registration Forms – CallforPapersFall2015–NYCEAConf.doc

The local Steering Committee which helped in the planning and preparation of the conference consists of the following:  Dr. Charles Ernst (Chair), Professor, English, Director, Center for Excellence in Learning; Taylor Doherty, Assoc. Professor, Theater;  Jenna Dulak, Director of Web Services and Online Technology/Adj. Instructor, Professional Studies Division; Christopher Gallant, Asst. Professor, Digital Media and Communications Studies; Herb Kauderer, Assoc. Professor, English;  Robert Pawelski, Coordinator of Information Technology/Adj. Instructor, Professional Studies Division; Dr. Amy Smith, Chair, Arts and Sciences Division, Professor, English; Dr. Don Vincent, Assoc. Professor, Digital Media and Communication Studies; and Dr. Megan Witzleben, Asst. Professor, English.