Extracurricular Composing in the Nineteenth Century and Beyond (NeMLA; March 21-24, 2013; Boston, MA)

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Grace Wetzel / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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This panel explores extracurricular writing practices during the nineteenth century and beyond. What writing practices occur(red) by way of extracurricular genres such as letters, journals, diaries, newspapers, etc.? What alternative understandings of writing (possibly in relation to race, gender, or class) do these practices promote? How does extracurricular writing contribute to rhetorical education, civic literacy, or social change? Send abstracts of 200-400 words and brief biographical statement to Grace Wetzel at wetzelge@wfu.edu