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CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Service-learning in the Composition Classroom

Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 1:56am
Susan Garza

Call for Papers
Service-learning in the Composition Classroom

Submissions are sought for a professional development book for both new and experienced
composition teachers that will focus on the role of service-learning in the composition
classroom. The book will be part of the Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional
Development. Essays are sought that provide practical ideas for using service-learning
pedagogy in the classroom; however, the practical application should build on a pedagogical
discussion that frames the teaching/learning activities. In other words, do not only tell how, but
also why.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Critical Pedagogy and Library Instruction: An Edited Collection

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 8:03pm
Maria Accardi

Critical Pedagogy and Library Instruction: An Edited Collection

Maria Accardi, Coordinator of Instruction, Indiana University Southeast:

Emily Drabinski, Reference Librarian, Sarah Lawrence College:

Alana Kumbier, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College:

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Edited Collection on Rhetoric in the Rest of the West

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 2:41am
Marcia Kmetz

Rhetorical scholars have begun uncovering the many marginalized rhetorical
traditions silenced by the homogenous nature of histories, reading and
writing new histories of the rhetorical tradition through frames from
gender to geography. Despite these substantial challenges
to/reinterpretations of the traditionally received history of rhetoric,
many voices are still silenced and many spaces are still excluded. This
silencing and excluding continues, perhaps, because of assumptions that no
texts exist from these marginalized voices or that substantial rhetorical
activity was not conducted in these marginalized spaces. These assumptions
may be based, in part, on an urban ideal of rhetorical activity, a

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Writing Across a Critical Thinking Continuum

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 7:13pm
Valerie Boyle

Second Biennial 2008 Writing Critical Thinking Conference
Friday, Nov. 21 to Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008
College of Liberal Arts, Quinnipiac University

Call for Papers
Proposal deadline is July 18.
Notification of acceptance sent by August 15.

"Writing Across a Critical Thinking Continuum"
The College of Liberal Arts announces its second biennial
conference, "Writing Across a Critical Thinking Continuum." The 2008
conference investigates the relationships between Critical Thinking
strategies to writing processes across curricular and disciplinary

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Concepts of ::: I - Self - Subject(ivity) ::: in Literature and Literary Theory (Publ. and Conf.)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 5:41am
Prof. Dr. J. Taffarel

Concepts of ‘I’ - ‘Self’ - ‘Subject(ivity’) in Literature and Literary
Theory. [Publication and Conference]


---> Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 15 August 2008

---> Date of Publication: April 2009

---> Date of Conference: 17 April â€" 20 April 2009, Vienna


We welcome approximately 40 essays of interest to those concerned with the
study of key concepts, both, in literature and literary studies: ‘I’ â€"
‘self’ â€" ‘Subject(ivity)’

We are looking particularly for contributions on various topics in literary
studies, literary theory and philosophy of literature answering to the
publication's subject matter.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Writing Matters composition conference

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 6:30pm
Gail Odette Henderson

The English department at Baton Rouge Community College invites
submissions from faculty and graduate students to its spring 2009
annual writing conference, "Writing Matters: An Exploration of the
Diverse Nature of the Composition Classroom." Papers and panel
discussions are welcome in all areas relating to the composition
classroom, including technology, cultural diversity, teaching
methodology, interdisciplinary approaches, and writing across the
curriculum. Deadline for abstracts, which should be a maximum of 200
words, is Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. Selected participants will be notified
by Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Gertrude Stein and Composition

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 1:39pm
Adam Katz

David Bartholomae, in his introductory essay to his recent collection,
Writing on the Margins, notes that “In 1976, it was not uncommon for
those of us working with basic writers to say of our colleagues, ‘If they
can read Gertrude Stein and value what she does, why can’t they read the
work of basic writersâ€"why can’t they give it the same time and attention,
why can’t they value the work’.” It is still a very good, and
unanswered, question in 2008. Bartholomae’s remarks, along with his
attention to Stein in this recent essay, points to some still to be
explored implications of the student-centered, assignment driven, labor-