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Louisiana Association of College Composition
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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
March 17-19, 2011

Conference website now online: http://la-cc.org/lacc2011
NOTE: New deadline for abstracts is now February 15, 2011.

Conference Chairs: Keith Dorwick, James C. McDonald and Clancy Ratliff

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kristine Hansen, Brigham Young University
Poetry Reading by Darrell Bourque, Poet Laureate of Louisiana

Elizabeth J. Kramer, Kenny Wong and their coauthors have noted (in an article on Asian-Americans and medical care published in the Western Journal of Medicine) that "young adults face such dilemmas as deciding the group with which they want to be identified and having one identity at home and another when out in public, a phenomenon known as "dual identity."

The chairs of "Both at Once" invites proposals for individual
presentations, roundtable presentations, and poster sessions that
explore the topic of dual identity in the context of Louisiana educational systems, politics and culture, such as religion in the academy; youths caught between family culture and peer culture; being down low in Louisiana; Cajun culture especially as it relates to mainstream identity; articulation of General Education requirements between state universities, colleges and community colleges; and especially dual enrollment.

Submissions are also invited in the following areas:

  • Dual identities of all sorts
  • Challenge in change: seeing new opportunities in Louisiana
  • Budgets and other institutional pressures
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • Composition research and pedagogy
  • New media, multimedia composition and digital writing environments
  • Technical and professional communication
  • Poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction
  • Short videos (no more than 10 minutes) by Louisiana visual artists/documentary makers

Please submit proposals by web submission using the following links:

Single papers/presentations (20 mins)
Panel proposals (75 mins)

You may also submit proposals by email to lacc2011@louisiana.edu or by mail to:

LACC 2011
ATTN: Dr. Keith Dorwick
Department of English
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 4691
Lafayette, LA 70504-4691

Proposals must include your name, email and mailing address, institutional affiliation, presentation title and a one-page (250-word) abstract. If using e-mail, please send your proposals (preferably in rtf or pdf formats) to lacc2011@louisiana.edu by February 15, 2011. All presenters must be registered for the conference.

Conference registration materials are currently available at: