CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] 2008 Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing

full name / name of organization: 
cathleen rowley


Inevitable Intersections: Writing at the Crossroads of Public and Private
Discourse in the 21st Century
2008 Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing
April 25-26, 2008

Stony Brook University

 Keynote Speaker, Sondra Perl, Professor of English, Lehman College, CUNY
Graduate Center
Guest Workshop Leader, Sheridan Blau, Professor, Teachers’ College,
Columbia University

In the teaching of writing, the notions of the public and the private
invariably intersect. Private or personal writing from our students
becomes public when it is shared with the teacher, the writing class, or
online. We intend to consider in this conference the meanings and
implications of this intersection of public and private discourse. We
invite presentations that discuss the relationship between writing and all
manner of discourse in terms of the the evolving and expanding grounds of
our profession, presentations that explore writing in terms of the
intersections of public, private, and academic writing, and presentations
that connect academic, public, and private writing to social and political
issues both within and outside of academia. We invite papers, workshops,
and roundtable discussions that address these and related concerns.
 We are especially interested in proposals on the following topics:
             o The role of "the personal" in writing and/or in the
writing classroom
o The role of "the public" in writing and/or in the writing classroom
o Public and private discourse as they intersect in writing and/or in
the writing classroom.
o Public and private discourse across the curriculum and/or within the
o Reading and writing for personal enrichment ---and/or pleasure---
versus reading and writing for public versions of same.
o The role of creative writing across the curriculum and within the
o Political, social, and economic aspects of the status of
writing-program faculty, particularly with reference to adjunct,
contingent, and non-tenured lecturers
o Interplay of controversial political, social, and economic issues
within the writing classroom.
  Proposals for both individual and panel presentations are welcome.
Please send 250-word abstracts for twenty minute papers or 500-word
abstracts for 80 minute sessions to Cathleen Rowley at or Patrizia Benolich at
by March 1, 2008.

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