UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Who owns writing, Revisited (01/10/08; 10/16/08 -10/18/08)

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Ethna D. Lay/Jennifer Rich
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Call for Papers

“Who owns writing?” Revisited

Hofstra University’s First Conference on Rhetoric and Composition
October 16 â€" 18, 2008

Doug Hesse’s 2005 CCCC plenary address asks “who owns writing?,” noting
that ownership comprises both control and responsibility. In revisiting
this question, we consider: what should our discipline aspire to own and
how? Given Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the
Discipline (WID) programs’ redefinition of the nature of writing
instruction, the promulgation of free-standing writing programs, and
national and institutional change sin liberal arts education, we ask:
should writing instruction and writing programs look like in the future?
This conference will consider this question with attention to pedagogical
practices, critical thinking skills, research methodologies in the
disciplines and changes in institutional structures. We invite session
papers that respond to these issues.

Please send panel proposals or individual paper abstracts of no more than
500 words and a curriculum vita to the address listed below. Panels
should not have more than four speakers.

Keynote Speaker: Doug Hesse, Director, Marisco Writing Program and
Professor of English, University of Denver.

Please submit electronic paper/panel proposals to
(whoownswriting_at_hofstra.edu) or hard copies to:

Profs. Jennifer Rich
          Ethna Lay
Hofstra University
Department of English and Freshman Composition
204 Mason Hall
Hempstead, New York 11549

by January 10, 2008.

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