CFP: Writing Centers and Disability (10/1/05; collection)

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James Inman
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Call for Abstracts

Writing Centers and Disability

Deadline: October 1, 2005

Abstracts (approximately 500 words) for potential contributions are
invited for a new edited collection tentatively titled Writing Centers
and Disability. This collection will investigate the vital, but often
ignored intersection of Writing Center Studies and Disability Studies.

Contributions will ultimately fall into three general categories:

* Research on tutoring writers with disabilities,

* Research and narratives of experience of making the writing center
space accessible, and

* First-person accounts, both narrative and theoretical, of the
experience of tutoring a disabled person or of being a disabled person
who works in or uses a writing center.

We invite both writing center and disabilities studies scholars to
participate, and we welcome informal inquiries. We encourage scholars
from both fields to read and reference work from the other field.

We are especially interested in contributions focusing on disabilities
that have not been written about extensively in writing center
literature, such as blindness, mental illness, and conditions that
limit mobility and stamina, especially those that may be perceived as
invisible disabilities. We are also interested in the concept of

Abstracts should be sent to Rebecca Day Babcock at,
Sharifa Daniels at, James Inman at, and Beth Rapp Young at

Please include full contact information with your abstract.

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