April 6, 2012: University of Connecticut 7th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, Proposals Due Feb 20

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Freshman English Program, University of Connecticut
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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 Seventh Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing. We invite creative engagement with this year's conference theme, construed broadly, in the hopes of expanding our understanding of how we represent the teacher, the writer, teaching, and writing (not to mention the teacher/writer, and teaching writing), to students and to ourselves as well in other contexts. We also invite proposals on other topics relating to the teaching of writing.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Joseph Harris from Duke University, author of Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts, who will address "Dead Poets and Wonder Boys: Writing Teachers in the Movies."

The conference will take place Friday, 6 April 2012 @ the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

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 "Conference 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, 20 February 2012

Email Submissions to: teachingwriting2012@gmail.com

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 3/27, $30 on-site registration fee
•free registration for all students (including graduate students)
•breakfast and lunch included

Find full CFP and updated conference information at: http://freshmanenglish.uconn.edu/instructors/conference/