March 25, 2011: University of Connecticut 6th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, Proposals Due Feb 21

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University of Connecticut Freshman English Program
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The University of Connecticut's Freshman English Program is calling for presentation, panel, and roundtable proposals from instructors of writing (in all disciplines and programs) for our Sixth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing: "Knowledge and Networks." We invite creative engagement with this year's conference theme, construed broadly, in the hopes of expanding our understanding of knowledge (including how we construct knowledge and writing's relationship to knowledge) and networks (including how networks of all kinds affect knowledge, writing, and learning). We also invite proposals on other topics related to the teaching of writing.

Our Keynote Speaker Kurt Spellmeyer, Rutgers University, will address "The Transformation of Knowledge: From Institutions to Networks."

The conference will take place Friday, 25 March 2011 @ the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus.

Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words
and should include
1) your name
2) current contact information (email and postal mailing address)
3) the academic institution(s) and program(s) in which you study/teach/work
4) the title of the proposal
5) description of presentation, panel, or roundtable and, when applicable
6) name(s) and affiliations of other presenter(s).
*You may submit proposals for more than one presentation. Emailed submissions will only be accepted as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments; please indicate that your email contains a conference proposal by writing "Knowledge and Networks Proposal" in the subject line of the email.

Instructors: All teachers of writing, regardless of discipline, status (adjunct/graduate student/staff/faculty), institution, campus or level of teaching experience may submit proposals.

Students: Undergraduate and graduate students in any writing course are encouraged to submit proposals. Collaboration (see below) between instructors and students is also encouraged.

Collaboration: The Freshman English Program also supports collaborative presentations, panels and/or roundtable discussions between/among any eligible presenters.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 21 February 2011

Email Submissions to:

Mail (postal) or deliver submissions to:
University of Connecticut Freshman English Office
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025

Conference Registration Notes:
•$25 registration fee if check (to University of Connecticut) postmarked by 3/15, $30 on-site registration fee
•free registration for all students (including graduate students)
•breakfast and lunch included

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