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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.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] 2008 Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing

Monday, December 17, 2007 - 7:02pm
cathleen rowley


Inevitable Intersections: Writing at the Crossroads of Public and Private
Discourse in the 21st Century
2008 Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing
April 25-26, 2008

Stony Brook University

 Keynote Speaker, Sondra Perl, Professor of English, Lehman College, CUNY
Graduate Center
Guest Workshop Leader, Sheridan Blau, Professor, Teachers’ College,
Columbia University

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Professi

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:17pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

Monday, December 3, 2007 - 9:22pm
James Ayers


The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- February 1, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cathy Davidson

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference,
titled “Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary
Studies,” to be held at Louisiana State University January 31 â€" February 1.

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Studies in English (Izmir/Turkey) (01/04/07; 04/16/08 â 04/18/08)

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:06am
Rezzan Kocaoner Silku

Call for Papers

Studies in English
Third International IDEA Conference
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
16-18 April 2008

Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: 4 January 2008

The Third International IDEA Conference will be held at Ege
University, Izmir, Turkey on 16-18 April 2008. The Conference
will be jointly hosted by Ege University, Department of English
Language and Literature, and English Language and Literature
Research Association of Turkey (IDEA). The Conference will cover
the following four main areas of studies in English:

Language and Linguistics
Translation Studies
Cultural Studies

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] The Rhetoric of the American Presidency (3/1/08; RMMLA 11/9/08-11/11/08)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 6:17pm
Gary L. Hatch

In the course of a presidential election cycle, this special topic session
at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites papers on
applying principles of rhetorical criticism to the presidency, including
the campaign and other rhetorical occasions.

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CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Computers &amp; Writing 2008

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 2:59am
Anita DeRouen

Computers & Writing 2008: Open Source as Technology and Concept
Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Date: May 21-25, 2008
Abstracts accepted December 3, 2007-January 10, 2008 (see below for more

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 11:35pm
James Ayers

18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
Louisiana State University
January 30- February 1
Keynote Speaker: Cathy Davidson

“Current Pedagogies for the Humanities”
The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference invites papers for the proposed
“Current Pedagogies for the Humanities.” We are seeking 15 minute papers
that consider teaching the humanities in our contemporary age. Papers
could explore making use of technology and digital aids in the classroom,
methods of making artistic studies relevant to students outside the
humanities, and intersections between the two. We are interested in both
specific teaching practices and more general teaching theories.

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Professi

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 8:03pm
Matt Hurwitz

The University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization is proud to
announce the speakers for our upcoming 2008 Graduate
Conference “Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in
Literature, Composition, and the Profession” to be held March 7-8. This
year’s speakers will be Patricia Bizzell, Meredith Hall, and Sharon
O’Dair. We are thrilled that they have all agreed to speak on various
aspects of the conference theme. See below for more detailed information
about each speaker.

We are also announcing a change to our proposal deadline; the new
deadline is Monday, December 10th by noon.

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] War &amp; the (Re)Invention of Communications &amp; Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizon

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:24pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference: Liberty and Literacy

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 3:43pm
Jennifer Nancy Maloy

I am pleased to announce that the call for papers for the 2008 MAWCA conference is now posted.
You’ll find the CFP and other materials on our conference website:



The conference will be in Philadelphia at Temple University on April 11, 2008. We hope you’ll
consider coming!


Lori Salem,
Director, Temple University Writing Center