CFP: Composition: Theorizing Correspondences (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Lilly
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Composition: Theorizing Correspondences

The teaching of college writing traditionally has stressed the=20
importance of critical reading skills. Yet what is the precise=20
connection between critical writing and critical reading? This panel=20
welcomes papers that shed light on the many ways that reading enriches,=20=

complicates, or transforms one=92s development as a writer. How does=20
intensive reading help young writers find and articulate their own=20
voices? How does the disciplinary, cultural, or linguistic knowledge=20
acquired through reading deepen the analytic sophistication of student=20=

writers? Do the decline of conventional reading and the prominence of=20=

new media technologies undermine the progress of student writers or=20
otherwise create new challenges for them? Does the reading of=20
imaginative works=97including fiction, poetry, and creative=20
nonfiction=97promote the development of more sophisticated interpretive=20=

skills? How does reading promote greater facility with rhetoric and=20
discourse? Is a greater awareness of the possibilities of language=20
internalized in some unconscious way through reading or does such=20
awareness take place only through the complement of composition=20
pedagogy? What practical strategies may writing teachers use in the=20
classroom to mutually encourage strong reading and writing skills?

Please send abstracts of fewer than 500 words for 20-minute papers to
Thomas Lilly
School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0165
Fax: (404) 894-1287

Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please send to:

Abstracts must be received by 1 March 2006.

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Presenters must be current members of SAMLA by 1 May 2006. The SAMLA=20
meeting will be Nov. 10-12, 2006, in Charlotte, North Carolina. For=20
more details, please visit

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