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Common Ground, Conference Date October 25,2013, Proposals due October 5, 2013
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Michigan College English Association
Luncheon Speakers: Artist David Small & Writer Sarah Stewart
Location: Henry Ford Community College
Our country and our world are fraught with tension and conflict between different groups, including conflict between generations; administrations, faculty, and students; different ethnicities and cultural traditions; sexual orientations; genders; and socio-economic classes. How do we find a common ground to bridge our differences? We welcome papers about the topics below.
fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction professional expectations/evaluation
The Michigan College English Association invites proposals for individual papers and for complete or open panels for our Fall 2013 conference. We welcome proposals from experienced academics as well as from young scholars and graduate students. We encourage a variety of papers, including pedagogical and scholarly essays as well as poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction from creative writers. Graduate students with the best scholarly paper and the best creative writing will receive awards. To qualify for graduate student awards, the completed papers must be submitted to Janet Heller and David Settle by October 5, 2013.
Although we are calling for papers and panels that reflect the conference theme, we also welcome proposals in the variety of areas that English and Writing departments encompass: composition and rhetoric; computers and writing; critical pedagogy; critical studies in the teaching of English; cultural studies; developmental education; English as a second language; literary studies; multicultural literature; on-line English courses and the virtual university; popular culture; progressive education; reading and writing across the curriculum; student demographics; student/instructor accountability and assessment; student placement; study skills; and technical writing.