CFP: Writing Research Across Borders (5/1/07; 2/22/08-2/24/08)

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Karen Lunsford


2008 Santa Barbara Conference on Writing Research
University of California Santa Barbara
February 22-24, 2008

Call for Proposals:
Theme: Writing Research Across Borders
Due Date: May 1
Length: under 300 words

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and the Writing Programs at
the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of
California, Davis invite proposals for their interdisciplinary
conference, "Writing Research Across Borders," to be held February
22-24, 2008 in Santa Barbara, California.

This is an exciting time where research on writing is having many
births, rebirths, and growing spurts in many nations, with foci on
many levels of schooling and development across the lifespan. At the
2008 Santa Barbara Conference on Writing Research we hope to foster
dialogues across different writing research traditions, located in
varied national, disciplinary, and programmatic venues. We have
invited a premier panel of plenary and featured speakers to represent
the diversity of writing research in the world
and to open the door for further broad participation from researchers
of all nations interested in exploring writing across all life stages,
institutional settings, and disciplinary approaches.

This conference follows on the successes of the 2002 and 2005 Santa
Barbara Conferences on Writing Research, which had the themes of
"Writing as A Human Activity" and "Writing Research in the Making."
Information about the 2005 conference is available at Further information
about our upcoming 2008 conference is available at

We invite proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual
presentations that discuss works in progress, completed research, and
reflections on how writing research is conceived, proposed, funded,
carried out, published, and responded to. Conference proposals should
be submitted by May 1, 2007. Proposals should be under 300 words and
in English (for a fuller statement on language diversity at our
conference, please see ). Please send
proposals via email (as a Microsoft Word attachment or in the email
body) to or send paper copies to the
address below.


In addition, through the generosity of the Writing Program of the
University of
California at Davis and Chris Thaiss, the Clark Kerr Professor of
Writing at UC Davis, we are able to offer a small number of
fellowships to help support travel expenses for speakers. Fellowships
will be awarded based on financial need and proposal quality. If you
would like to apply for a fellowship, please submit a separate
fellowship application letter explaining your need for funding.

If you have questions about the fellowship application letter or other
aspects of the submission process, please feel free to contact Dr.
Charles Bazerman or Suzie Null, the Writing Research Across Borders
Conference Coordinators. Both can be reached at the address at the
bottom of the page.

Thank you for your interest in our conference. If you have any
questions please contact us at the above addresses below.

For the Organizing Committee,

Charles Bazerman
Sheridan Blau
Robert Krut
Susan McLeod
Suzie Null
Paul Rogers
Amanda Stansell

Committee Contact Information: or
Writing Research Across Borders Conference
Proposal Committee
c/o Charles Bazerman
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490

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