4C's 2010 (3/17-3/20): "Titillations and Tribulations: Directing First-Year Writing Programs at the Small Liberal Arts College"

full name / name of organization: 
Terra Caputo/Allegheny College
contact email: 
tcaputo@allegheny.edu

CFP: "Titillations and Tribulations: Directing First-Year Writing Programs at the Small Liberal Arts College"

This panel seeks to represent the unique and significant ‚Äútitillations and tribulations‚ÄĚ experienced by writing program directors at small liberal arts colleges. Though often underrepresented in literature and at the national convention, the liberal arts institution offers an ideal setting for cultivating innovative first-year writing programs and for providing strong writing instruction across the curriculum. We welcome papers that present various approaches to directing first-year writing programs at these institutions; particularly, we are interested in papers that explore the importance of these programs in relation to the larger missions and values of their respective institutions. How does the first-year writing program at the liberal arts college support and align with the values of the liberal arts education? What tensions exist among first-year writing programs and other disciplines? How do new theoretical trends pose problems and/or invite new possibilities in first-year writing at the liberal arts institution? What is the future for writing programs at these institutions?

Please submit abstracts of 250 words to Terra Caputo at tcaputo@allegheny.edu by Friday, May 1st.

cfp categories: 
professional_topics
rhetoric_and_composition