Teaching Writing in the Digital Age: Literacy, Access, and Community (Roundtable)

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NEMLA 2011 Conference
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lynn.reid14@gmail.com

Call for Papers
42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Teaching Writing in the Digital Age: Literacy, Access, and Community (Roundtable)
The purpose of this roundtable is to debate and explore the complex interrelationships between notions of literacy, access, and community and the pedagogical implications they bring to the 21st Century composition classroom. Possible topics include new definitions of literacy, ethical and material questions of access, and the impact of technology on the formation of communities within and beyond the classroom.

Of particular interest are proposals that consider how digital communication can connect the classrom to a broader community (eg. pedagogies of digital activism, assignments that connect students to outside organizations, institutions, or sites, cross-cultural communications). Proposals from adjunct faculty members are especially encouraged!

Send 250-300 word abstracts to lynn.reid14@gmail.com by September 25th, 2010

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