Back when we were first deciding when to set the deadline for submitting an abstract for New Voices 2013, we talked about December 11th as the date. Then we decided that that date would be too late, and so we settled on having it a week earlier, just before finals. What didn’t occur to us is that we graduate students don’t take finals; we’re all writing seminar papers in the week before finals. So between completing papers for classes you’re taking and/or helping droves of freaked-out freshmen complete their papers for classes you’re teaching, you probably don’t have a whole lot of time to knock out that abstract that you’ve been meaning to send for New Voices 2013. For that reason, we’re extending the deadline for submitting a proposal to December 10th, 2012.
In other words, the CFP deadline is now just in time for the third night of Hanukkah. So give the gift that keeps on giving: send us your proposal for a presentation and/or a panel for New Voices 2013! Whether you’re a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist, a Rastafarian, or (like me) some species of secular humanist, saving a place for yourself at New Voices 2013 will continue to pay off for weeks, months, and even years to come. New Voices is the perfect place for you to begin your scholarly career or to continue developing a career already in the making. Plus, New Voices is an excellent opportunity to build professional and personal relationships that will last a lifetime. Long after the last candle has been lit, the last present has been opened, the last chestnut has been roasted, and the holiday fruitcake has been stuffed into the back of the cupboard for the tenth year in a row, you’ll be enjoying the incredible benefits of having participated in New Voices 2013.
Good luck with writing your papers, and if you’re teaching, try not to go too crazy as you dig yourself out from under that avalanche of students’ final papers. Happy holidays!
Co-Chair, New Voices 2013