2013 Northeast MLA, March 21-24, Boston: Writing and the Locus of Self: Ascribing Meaning from Writer to Text

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Kristen Nielsen, Boston University
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Call for Papers 2013 Northeast MLA, March 21-24, Boston

Abstract Submission Deadline : September 5, 2012

Panel Topic:

"Writing and the Locus of Self: Ascribing Meaning from Writer to Text"

Investigation of the concept of self in the teaching of writing and the production of the writer's text has attracted growing interest in pedagogical study, as well as in rhetoric, creative writing, and literary theory, with many of the themes from such research fields overlapping. This panel invites papers on topics exploring, through analysis of theory or description and study of pedagogy, the relationship between writing and the concept of self. Papers might examine the process and means of writing the self; methods of teaching or practicing self assessment, self critique, or metacognition in writing; the interplay between the objective and the personal in writing; or theories of the role of self concept in the creative process. Abstracts from a wide range of areas are welcome, including composition and rhetoric, literature, linguistics, and creative writing, as well as proposals describing the study of writing or writing pedagogy in disciplines outside of English. Papers employing any number of critical or theoretical approaches to the investigation of writing and the self are also welcome.

Questions and Submissions to: Kristen Nielsen, nielsen@bu.edu

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