[UPDATE] Submission Deadline Fast Approaching--Rhetoric and Writing across Language Boundaries: July 10-12, 2011

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22nd Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition

22nd Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition
Rhetoric and Writing across Language Boundaries

Sunday, July 10–Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Nittany Lion Inn
State College, Pennsylvania


About the conference:
Developments in globalization, new media literacies, and postcolonial perspectives have called attention to the transnational flow of people and texts and to the hybridity of language itself. These developments have made scholars in rhetoric and composition aware of the monolingual assumptions informing their disciplinary discourses and pedagogical practices. With scholars considering such issues, there are calls now to understand the cross-language relations of writers and writing in an effort to reconfigure the discourses and practices of our discipline.

In light of these disciplinary trends, the 22nd Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition will focus on defining a multilingual rhetoric and writing practice. Featured speakers include leading scholars who address multilingualism in their research and scholarship. We invite you to share your reflections and research on this theme.

Call for proposals
Due February 15, 2011

(Please find a full CFP at our conference website)

Submit abstracts (250 words) that include your name, paper title, professional affiliation, institution name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address via e-mail attachment to rhetoric2011@outreach.psu.edu.

For more information, please email rhetoric2011@mail.outreach.psu.edu.