CFP: [Professional] "Who Owns Writing?" Revisited (01/10/08; 10/16/08 - 10/18/08)

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Ethna D. Lay
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“Who Owns Writing? Revisited

October 16â€"18, 2008

A Conference on the Future of Rhetoric and Composition

at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

In his 2005 CCCC plenary address, Douglas Hesse asked “Who owns writing?”
noting that ownership comprises both control and responsibility. In
revisiting this question, we invite participants to consider what our
discipline might aspire to own and on what terms. Given the redefinition
of the nature of writing instruction in Writing Across the Curriculum
(WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID) programs, the growing number
of free-standing writing programs, and widespread national and
institutional changes in liberal arts education, we want to consider what
writing instruction and programs might look like in the near and distant
future. For this conference we seek individual papers and panels that
address issues of pedagogical practices, research methodologies in the
disciplines, changes in institutional structures and other matters
pertinent to the future of the teaching of writing in higher education.

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words and a curriculum vitae to
the address listed below. If you are submitting a full panel, please
include an abstract and CV for each member of the panel. Panels should
not have more than four speakers.

The Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar and Keynote

Professor Douglas Hesse
Director, Marisco Writing Program and Professor of English, University of

Please submit paper/panel proposals by January 10, 2008 to:

Professor Ethna Lay
Professor Jennifer Rich
Hofstra University
Department of English and Freshman Composition
204 Mason Hall
124 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549-1240

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