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CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Research Network Forum at CCCC 09

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 12:44am
Dr. Katherine V. Wills

The 22nd Annual Research Network Forum at CCCC will be held Wednesday,
March 11, 2009 at the San Francisco Hilton. RNF is an all-day pre-
conference event, open to all registered conference participants at no
charge. We will be accepting online proposals for work-in-progress
presenters, discussion leaders, and editors until October, 31, 2008 at
www.rnfonline.com. Roundtable discussion will group those with similar
interest and discussion leaders who will facilitate discussion and offer
suggestions for developing research projects and for finding suitable
venues for publication. We encourage anyone interested or involved in

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] SAMLA panel on WAC/WID and genre

Monday, April 21, 2008 - 8:16pm
Sonya C. Brown

SAMLA 2008 Panel Description

Critical Thinking and the Rhet/Comp Classroom: WAC/WID/Genre

Critical Thinking and the Rhet/Comp Classroom announces two sessions
focused on the complexities, complications, and influence of Writing
Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing In the Disciplines (WID), and genre
in the shaping of the horizons as well as day-to-day experiences of the
college rhetoric and composition classroom.

1. WAC/WID & Pedagogies of Style and Audience Address

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] CCCC 2009: From Writing Center to Writing Classroom

Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 4:51pm
Evelyn Reid

Tutoring writing and teaching writing are two very different undertakings.
Writing Centers offer a very individualized learning environment that is
difficult to emulate in a classroom setting. At the same time, the goals
that one sets for an entire class are vastly different thant the goals for
a tutoring session. For those of us expereinced in both worlds, these
differences can be both troublesome and inspiring.
I am seeking papers/presentations that address any of the following topics:
How does tutoring experience affect your teaching style?

How does teaching experience affect your tutoring style?

What role does the Writing Center play in your classes?

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] CCCC Panel: Revisiting the Bartholomae/Elbow "Debate"

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 3:04pm
Ellen C. Carillo

Recently, in an effort to “reawaken the discussion of voice” in the
teaching of composition, Peter Elbow argued that we should “learn to
adopt contrary stances toward voiceâ€"reading texts through the lens of
voice and also reading them through the lens of ‘text’ or not-voice”
(“Reconsiderations: Voice in Writing Again: Embracing Contraries,”
College English, November 2007). Elbow contends that in taking this
approach not only in discussions of voice but in our scholarship more
generally, we will “be wiser in our scholarly thinking and writing” and
will be “released from dead-end critical arguments that are framed by the

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Collection: Don't Panic!: The Instructor's Guide to Assignments and Activities

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 2:34pm
Vickie Willis

CFP (Collection) UPDATE: Don’t Panic!: The Instructor’s Guide to Assignments and Activities for
First Year Composition

The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 7. The response has been
overwhelming, and I want to encourage even more people to submit, and extend the deadline
further for those who have requested it. Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far and to
everyone who has given me feedbackâ€"your enthusiasm has made me even more excited about
this collection!

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] WAC Outreach (4/15/08; MMLA, 11/13-16/08)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 10:08pm
Melanie Brown

Writing Across the Curriculum is a permanent section of the Midwest Modern
Language Association. The 50th annual M/MLA convention will take place from
November 13-16, 2008, in Minneapolis.

WAC Outreach and Partnerships
How do WPAs of WAC programs reach out to different constituencies at
community colleges, SLACs, universities, and other institutions? If your
WAC program calls for refreshing, how do you rekindle faculty, student,
and/or administrative involvement?

Presentations exploring outreach, curricular development, emphases on WAC
as local, and connections or partnerships forged between WAC and other
campus programs especially welcome.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] CCCC Panel: Themed Sections of Freshman Composition

Monday, March 31, 2008 - 11:10pm
Grace Wetzel

In "Why Johnny Can’t Write, Even Through He Went to Princeton" (2003),
Thomas Bartlett describes the increasing trend toward themed sections of
freshman composition at Ivy League institutions. Interestingly, while
there is evidence that themed sections are popular among not merely
liberal arts schools, but some larger universities, there is little
published scholarship on this topic.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:47pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Deadline extended to Mar 10: Second Language Writing Session â 2008 RMMLA (Reno, Oct 9-11)

Monday, March 3, 2008 - 3:20am
Fify Juliana

Deadline extended to Mar 10: Second Language Writing Session â€" 2008 RMMLA
Convention (Reno, NV, Oct 9-11)

Please help circulate:

Call for Papers

Second Language Writing*: Reports of Research and Discussions of Central
Issues in Second/Foreign Language Writing

2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention
Reno, NV, October 9-11

For the time first time ever, a special topic session focusing on Second
Language Writing will be part of the Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, which
will be held in Reno, Nevada on October 9-11 this year

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Second Language Writing - RMMLA Convention (Reno, NV, Oct 9-11)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 4:18am
Fify Juliana

CFP: Second Language Writing - RMMLA Convention (Reno, NV, Oct 9-11)

Call for Papers

Second Language Writing*: Reports of Research and Discussions of Central
Issues in Second/Foreign Language Writing

2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention
Reno, NV, October 9-11

For the time first time ever, a special topic session focusing on Second
Language Writing will be part of the Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, which
will be held in Reno, Nevada on October 9-11 this year

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Classical Rhetoric in Modern Contexts, RMMLA - October 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 11:24pm
William McCarthy

This call is for a panel at the 2008 Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
to be held this year in Reno, Nevada on October 9-11. Deadline for proposals is June 1, 2008. For
more information, please e-mail William McCarthy at mccarthy_at_cua.edu.
While almost any treatment of the panel's theme ("Classical Rhetoric in Modern Context") is open to
consideration, particularly welcome are discussions/analyses of the manner in which classical
rhetorical devices manifest themselves in a variety of modern contexts, to include primarily -- but
not exclusively -- literature and film.
Please submit a brief proposal of 100-200 words (for a paper ca. 15 minutes in length) to panel

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:52am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Call for Submissions for Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion (5/1/08)

Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 2:57am
Editorial Board

Welcome to Harlot, a digital magazine and web forum where you can…
  â€¢ view art inspired by gaming culture
  â€¢ critique a political speech through a mock interview
  â€¢ post comments on a short film about green architecture
  â€¢ compose a collaborative review of a popular documentary
  â€¢ publish an experimental poem about social-networking sites
  â€¢ engage in meaningful, open-ended, and non-partisan conversations about rhetoric in
        everyday life.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Micro-Lit-Crit (Journal) (3/14/08)

Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 2:07am
Corrine Jackson

Submission Guidelines
Dash is an annual journal dedicated to publishing the best poetry,
fiction, and criticism that is short, open-ended, and emphatic. In a
world that is focused on the quick and condensed, quality is often
neglected. Our goal at Dash is to seek and nurture authors who can create
a meaningful discourse in a small space. It is our mission to publish
new poetry, fiction and criticism from both established and emerging
writers in the English language.
• Fiction and Micro-Lit-Crit submissions should not exceed 1,500
words, double-spaced. Micro-Lit-Crit is a thought-provoking work of
Literary Criticism done in 1,500 words or fewer.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Collection: Don't Panic!: The Instructor's Guide to Assignments and Activities

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 8:27pm
Vickie Willis

CFP (Collection): Don’t Panic!: The Instructor’s Guide to Assignments and Activities for First Year

I am seeking submissions of first-year composition assignments and activities to be included in
a resource anthology for instructors of first-year composition classes. The goal of this
sourcebook is to provide instructors (first time teachers, adjuncts, grad students, or faculty) with
resources for new assignment ideas, new pedagogical tools, and references for assignments and
classrooms activities.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] SCMLA 2008 Rhetoric Panel: (3/14/08; 11/06/08-11/08/08)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 2:54am
Elise Verzosa

2008 Conference in San Antonio, Texas: November 6-8
The SCMLA Rhetoric panel invites proposals (abstracts or full papers) for
the 2008 conference to be held on November 6-8, 2008, in San Antonio,
Texas. In light of the theme of “Borders” for the 2008 conference of the
South Central Modern Language Association, the rhetoric panel especially
seeks proposals for papers that address borderlands rhetoric and
alternative rhetorics. In addition, the Rhetoric panel also welcomes
proposals on any topic related to rhetoric, including but not limited to
political rhetoric, visual/spatial rhetoric, the rhetoric of disability,
feminist rhetoric, and new (electronic) media rhetoric.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Creative Nonfiction-MLA, San Francisco, Dec. 27-30, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:07pm
M. Claire Pamplin

MLA Division: Nonfiction Prose Studies, Excluding Biography and
Autobiography, Dec. 27-30, 2008. San Francisco.

Options for Teaching Nonfiction III: Creative Nonfiction
Effective strategies and models for creative nonfiction courses or
assignments; analyses of nonfiction's popularity versus fiction or other
creative writing assignments and courses, etc.

One-page abstracts by 15 March, 2008 to M. Claire Pamplin, Borough of
Manhattan Community College, claire.pamplin_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:00pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

UPDATE: [Rhetoric&ndash;Composition] A Symposium in Rhetoric: Phronesis and Political Rhetoric&ndash;&ndash;Deadline Extended

Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 11:45pm
Rochelle Gregory

A Symposium in Rhetoric
Phronesis and Political Rhetoric: Campaigns, Compromise, and the Crusade
for Civic Discourse

Phronesis (Greek: φρόνησιÏ') from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the
emphasis on practical wisdom that combines elements of wisdom, knowledge,
virtue, and decorumâ€"from Sloan's Encyclopedia of Rhetoric.

The Federation Rhetoric Committee of the Federation of North Texas Area
Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
February 8, 2008

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] RMMLA-Session on WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 4:51pm
Joan Grenier-Winther

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

RENO, Nevada ~ October 9-11, 2008 at HARRAH'S


Proposals for 15-20 min. presentations due to rmmla_at_wsu.edu by MARCH 1.

Non-RMMLA members may propose a paper, but membership in RMMLA is
required of all presenters by APRIL 1.

Requests for Audio-Visual equipment are due by MAY 1 (email
Participation at the convention also requires payment of a convention
registration fee (registration opens in mid-summer; early discount rates
See www.rmmla.org for more information.