Teaching Writing In College Permanent Section (MMLA 2017)

deadline for submissions: 
April 5, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Teaching writing has always existed in the intersection of artistry and activism. Writing instructors encourage their students to attend to style, voice, and other aesthetic elements of their text. Writing instructors also encourage their students to think of their work as socially situated and able to effect change in the “real world” outside of the classroom.
The Teaching Writing in College section welcomes all submissions but is particularly interested in those that consider writing instruction in relation to artistry and activism. Possible topics include but are not limited:

  •  Presentations that draw on student texts or amplify student voices
  • Pedagogies using a civic engagement/service learning approach
  • Pedagogies foregrounding the role of social justice in writing
  • Projects examining the creativity and/or “artistry” of student writing
  • Examinations of language difference
  • Activist/alternative approaches to writing assessment

The section places encourages presentations that draw on student work as a primary text as well as interactive presentations that engage audience members.

Please send 150 - 300 word abstracts to Andy Buchenot at buchenot@iupui.edu by April 5th