CFP: Computers and Writing/Composition/Rhetoric (10/15/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Carlson Kapper
contact email: 

Call for Papers

Computers & Writing/Composition/Rhetoric (Composition and Rhetoric Area)

Popular Culture Assocation/American Culture Association Conference

Atlanta, GA
April 12-15, 2006

The Composition/Rhetoric Area of the Popular Culutre Association seeks paper
and panel submissions dealing with computers and
writing/composition/rhetoric and popular culture. These submissions might
emphasize the popular representation of the production and consumption of
digital/digitized rhetorical artifacts, on the rhetorical production
(composition, writing) and consumption (reading) of digital or digitized
popular culture artifacts, or on any other configuration(s) of these terms
that seem(s) appropriate. Possible topics include:

+ Rhetorical Analysis of software
+ Representations of creators of digital rhetorical artifacts
+ (writers/coders/hackers/crackers) in literature, film, and/or games
+ The "geeking" of rhetoricians and compositionists Teaching web
+ standards Teaching design praxis The balance between visual rhetoric
+ and textual rhetoric in composition/writing Digital fan texts based on
+ pop culture texts Writing on laptop, handheld, cellular, and other
+ mobile devices Reading digital/digitized/visual rhetoric for
+ traditional academic analysis Low-tech options for teaching high-tech
+ topics

This list should be considered suggestive rather than definitive; any paper
positioned in the intersection of culture, rhetoric and composition studies,
and digital production/consumption will be strongly considered.

Alternative session formats will be considered. Please explain format and
what is to be gained from this format in your abstract. Graduate student
submissions are welcome. Professors/instructors are invited to present with
their students.

For individual submissions, please send 250 word abstract and contact
information (email address, at least one postal address, at least one
telephone number).

For panel submissions, please send 250 word panel abstract plus 100 word
abstract of each paper and contact information (as above) for each

For more information on the conference or the organizations, visit:

DEADLINE: Please send abstracts by October 15, 2005
NOTIFICATION: Rolling after 9/15/05

Send submissions or address queries to:

Michael Carlson Kapper
Assistant Professor of English
Department of English
Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209
614.236.6555 (Office; leave voicemail)

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