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CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Gertrude Stein and Composition

updated: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 1:39pm
Adam Katz

David Bartholomae, in his introductory essay to his recent collection,
Writing on the Margins, notes that “In 1976, it was not uncommon for
those of us working with basic writers to say of our colleagues, ‘If they
can read Gertrude Stein and value what she does, why can’t they read the
work of basic writersâ€"why can’t they give it the same time and attention,
why can’t they value the work’.” It is still a very good, and
unanswered, question in 2008. Bartholomae’s remarks, along with his
attention to Stein in this recent essay, points to some still to be
explored implications of the student-centered, assignment driven, labor-

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] From Production to Consumption: Exploring the Continuum of Visual Rhetoric

updated: 
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 2:53am
Alice Myatt

Title: From Production to Consumption: Exploring the Continuum of Visual
Rhetoric

Event: Nov. 7-9, 2008 SAMLA Convention Special Session, Louisville, KY

DEADLINE for proposals: June 1, 2008

Chair 2008: Alice Myatt; Affiliation: Georgia State University, English
Dept; Email: amyatt1_at_gsu.edu

Secretary 2008: Anne Melfi; Affiliation: Georgia State University,
English Dept; Email: annemelfi_at_yahoo.com

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing - âComposing Communityâ

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Friday, May 16, 2008 - 1:42pm
Kevin Brock

October 17-18, 2008
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing seeks to facilitate the
growth of a regional community of scholars in rhetoric and the teaching of
writing across North Carolina and surrounding areas. We also invite others
interested in discussing the building of community and the teaching of
writing to participate in the symposium. To accomplish this, the symposium
organizers have chosen the theme of “Composing Community” for the inaugural
meeting in 2008. We welcome proposals for panels and papers on a variety of
topics; proposals which embrace the conference's theme of “community” will
be given special consideration.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Expanding Literacy Studies

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 5:59pm
Envera Dukaj

Expanding Literacy Studies is an International, Interdisciplinary
Conference for Graduate Students to be held April 3-5, 2009, at The Ohio
State University.

Literacy Studies is a recent construct. At the same time, it addresses
long-standing questions and concerns within and across disciplines. But
what is literacy? Who is studying it? And how is it being studied?

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] CCCCs 2009: Zen and the Art of Teaching Writing (Deadline: 5/7/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 6:30pm
Julie Reiser

Although most of us would be loathe to let students follow Allen Ginsberg's
Zen-based exhortation, "First thought, best thought!" and write only first
drafts, many Zen-based techniques have, nevertheless, crept into writing
and public speaking classrooms with great success. This panel will explore
how panelists and participants have used non-religious meditative or yogic
techniques for pedagogical purposes. All approaches are
welcome--theoretical, pedagogical, or creative. Dissent especially encouraged!

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Genre in the Composition Classroom

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Friday, May 2, 2008 - 3:10pm
David Brauer

SAMLA 2008 - November 7-9, 2008, Louisville, KY

Critical Thinking and the Rhet/Comp Classroom: Regular Session

Critical Thinking and the Rhet/Comp Classroom announces two sessions
focused on the complexities, complications, and influence of WAC, WIP,
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

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Deadline Extension

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Friday, May 2, 2008 - 3:06pm
Evelyn Reid

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 6th!

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?

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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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"

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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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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
<http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/default.asp>.

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

updated: 
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
<http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/default.asp>.

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