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Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines - March 25, 2011
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Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association
The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines
March 25, 2011, 9:00-4:00
“To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.” --- Lord Byron
Writing about lives, writing that lives, or writing that comes to us live from an immediate, connected source shapes how we as scholars and teachers conceive of ourselves and others. Writing works within and out of academia to continually (re)define what is and is not important, what is and is not canonized, and what is and is not ignored within many discourse communities.
Writ large, writing happens in every discipline--in the objects created, artifacts studied, and arguments made. Since writing is an important part of all studies within the academy, this interdisciplinary conference attempts to facilitate a conversation regarding the ways in which the writing of a discipline—studied or produced—impacts learning, teaching, and scholarship across the disciplines. We are particularly interested in the ways in which writing enforces ideas of subjectivity, agency, and/or Otherness in scholars, students, and textual figures. How does the production of disciplinary forms of writing shape us as scholars and teachers? What effects do digital writing and digital spaces have on the creation of student, teacher, or scholar subjectivity? How do literary, historical, or cultural texts represent the writing subject or the subjects of writing? How have interdisciplinary environments shaped the writing scholar as subject? How do pedogogical practices or theories emphasize the student as subject and writer?
Some possible topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:
We encourage submissions from all academic disciplines and perspectives.
Both single paper and full panel presentation submissions are encouraged.
A list of featured speakers will be announced on the conference website at a later date.
To Submit Proposals:
Email completed forms: Aurora Matzke, MEGAAblog@gmail.com
Due Date: January 31, 2011: 11:59 p.m. EST
Hard copy submissions are also accepted and can be mailed to:
Official acceptances will be emailed to participants by February 14, 2011.