CFP: Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom (4/15/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

full name / name of organization: 
John Walter
contact email: 
walterj@slu.edu

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Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom

   While it is a commonplace within Composition Studies that theory
informs practice and practice informs theory, the connections between
composition theory and classroom practice are not always so clear
within the composition classroom. Because most schools have no more
than a few rhetoric and composition specialists, and because those
specialists often find themselves working as administrators, much of
the actual teaching of undergraduate composition courses is left to
faculty (both tenure-track and adjunct) and graduate students trained
as literature specialists. Because of this, composition pedagogy is
often informed by textbooks rather than by an understanding of
composition theory. This session seeks to explore the intersection, or
lack thereof, between rhetoric and composition theory and classroom
practice.

  One-page abstracts are invited for 20-minute papers to be presented
in a proposed session for the 2007 M/MLA Conference, which will be
held in Cleveland, OH on November 8-11, 2007. For more information
about the conference, please see the M/MLA web site
<http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/>.

  Please submit abstracts by April 15 to Gina M. Merys
<GinaMerys[at]creighton[dot]edu> and John Walter
<walterj[at]slu[dot]edu>.

 --
John Walter | walterj_at_slu.edu
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English
Walter J. Ong Collection Processing Archivist, Pius XII Memorial Library
Saint Louis University

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