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CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Edited Collection on Rhetoric in the Rest of the West

updated: 
Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 2:41am
Marcia Kmetz

Rhetorical scholars have begun uncovering the many marginalized rhetorical
traditions silenced by the homogenous nature of histories, reading and
writing new histories of the rhetorical tradition through frames from
gender to geography. Despite these substantial challenges
to/reinterpretations of the traditionally received history of rhetoric,
many voices are still silenced and many spaces are still excluded. This
silencing and excluding continues, perhaps, because of assumptions that no
texts exist from these marginalized voices or that substantial rhetorical
activity was not conducted in these marginalized spaces. These assumptions
may be based, in part, on an urban ideal of rhetorical activity, a

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Writing Across a Critical Thinking Continuum

updated: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 7:13pm
Valerie Boyle

Second Biennial 2008 Writing Critical Thinking Conference
Friday, Nov. 21 to Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008
College of Liberal Arts, Quinnipiac University

Call for Papers
Proposal deadline is July 18.
Notification of acceptance sent by August 15.

"Writing Across a Critical Thinking Continuum"
The College of Liberal Arts announces its second biennial
conference, "Writing Across a Critical Thinking Continuum." The 2008
conference investigates the relationships between Critical Thinking
strategies to writing processes across curricular and disciplinary
domains.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Concepts of ::: I - Self - Subject(ivity) ::: in Literature and Literary Theory (Publ. and Conf.)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 5:41am
Prof. Dr. J. Taffarel

Concepts of ‘I’ - ‘Self’ - ‘Subject(ivity’) in Literature and Literary
Theory. [Publication and Conference]

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---> Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 15 August 2008

---> Date of Publication: April 2009

---> Date of Conference: 17 April â€" 20 April 2009, Vienna

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We welcome approximately 40 essays of interest to those concerned with the
study of key concepts, both, in literature and literary studies: ‘I’ â€"
‘self’ â€" ‘Subject(ivity)’

We are looking particularly for contributions on various topics in literary
studies, literary theory and philosophy of literature answering to the
publication's subject matter.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Writing Matters composition conference

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 6:30pm
Gail Odette Henderson

The English department at Baton Rouge Community College invites
submissions from faculty and graduate students to its spring 2009
annual writing conference, "Writing Matters: An Exploration of the
Diverse Nature of the Composition Classroom." Papers and panel
discussions are welcome in all areas relating to the composition
classroom, including technology, cultural diversity, teaching
methodology, interdisciplinary approaches, and writing across the
curriculum. Deadline for abstracts, which should be a maximum of 200
words, is Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. Selected participants will be notified
by Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.

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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.

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