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April 4, 2014: UConn Ninth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing (proposals due Feb 3)
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University of Connecticut Freshman English Program
For many students entering college, writing courses present the daunting task of finding an academic voice in a newly-changed context. Part of our role as instructors is to facilitate this process by encouraging our students to claim their own authority and use it to challenge existing paradigms. This year’s conference asks participants to consider what it means to have “authority” in writing and what “silence” might mean in the context of the writing classroom. Who inhabits these spaces? What role does listening play in our classrooms? How can instructors help students navigate silence, listening, speaking, and writing? How can a writing program help make voices of students and teachers more audible?
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 Ninth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing.
We also invite proposals on related topics, such as:
Friday, April 4, 2014 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs
Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Glenn, Pennsylvania State University (author of Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence)
Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words and should include
You may submit proposals for more than one presentation; however, you may only present once. Emailed submissions will only be accepted as .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachments; please indicate that your email contains a conference proposal by writing “Conference Proposal” in the subject line of the email.
Eligibility: All teachers of writing, regardless of discipline, status (adjunct/graduate student/staff/faculty), institution, campus or level of teaching experience may submit proposals. Undergraduate and graduate students in any writing course are also encouraged to submit proposals. The Freshman English Program also supports collaborative presentations, panels and/or roundtable discussions between/among any eligible presenters.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, February 3, 2014