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Writing the Range: a conference hosted by the University of Denver Writing Program, Denver, CO, November 14 and 15, 2014
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University of Denver Writing Program
Writing the Range
The Front Range, the eastern gateway to the Rocky Mountains, extends about 300 miles from Wyoming to southern Colorado, demarcating the boundary between the plains to the East and the Rockies to the West. The label “Front Range” names the mountain range itself, and it also names the north-south corridor of major cities in the region. In this area of urban centers, rural farmlands, resort towns, and remote wilderness, a notable range of climates, geographies, ecosystems, and built environments abounds. We imagine this idea of “range,” along with the boundaries, intersections, interstices, and overlaps it includes, as a conceptual touchstone or a jumping-off point for thinking about writing.
The 2014 Writing the Range conference thus calls us to consider the range of our work: the spaces within and boundaries around the ways we define, characterize, teach, and represent writing in the 21st century. The Writing the Range conference invites teachers, scholars, and students to join in ongoing conversations about the range of possibility implicit in writing and writing instruction.
Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
● Where does student writing take place now, both within and outside of FYC? How has it expanded, in mode and purpose? And what publics does it address?
To facilitate participation by students as well as faculty, we encourage a range of presentations and formats: 1) 15-20 minute individual presentations; 2) multi-speaker panels of 75 minutes; 3) student/faculty or cross-curricular roundtables or presentations of 75 minutes; 4) 15-20 minute readings or presentations of creative work; 5) posters; or 6) other proposed formats.
Submission Guidelines and Deadline
Questions? Please contact Angela Sowa at firstname.lastname@example.org