CFP: Rhetoric and Composition: Michigan Academy (11/7/05; MASAL, 3/3/06-3/4/06)

full name / name of organization: 
William L. Knox
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The Rhetoric and Composition Section invites you--and all interested faculty
and students--to present recent scholarly work at the 2006 meeting of the
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters (MASAL). Both individual paper
and panel presentations are welcome. Topics may include, but are not
limited to


* assessment

* technology

* basic writing

* service learning

* honors writing

* literacy

* gender and composition

* critical pedagogy

* responding to writing

* history of rhetoric

* postmodernism

* composition and the university

* composition and rhetoric as a profession


The conference will be held March 3-4 at Oakland University in Rochester.
The call for papers, individual membership requirements and forms, and
contact information for all discipline section leaders, can be found at the
MASAL website: The General Call for
Papers, Abstract Instruction Form, and Abstract Submission Form can be found
at The completed
Abstract Submission Form (including the 200-word abstract) should be
submitted via e-mail to no later than November 7, 2005.


I encourage you to consider this forum for your scholarly papers regardless
of your area of rhetoric and composition specialization. Each year faculty
and graduate students from twenty-seven member institutions (and many from
outside of the state) present 10- to 15-minute papers (as well as panels and
symposia) to discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary audiences. Papers
may also be considered for publication in the Michigan Academician.


Faculty and students alike find that MASAL presents a supportive yet
critical alternative venue to discipline-specific conferences for their
research presentations.


Membership in the Michigan Academy, although required for presentation,
enables you to receive a substantial discount on the conference fee as well
as new issues of the Michigan Academician.


If you have questions, please contact me. I look forward to receiving your
proposal abstracts!


Thank you.


William L. Knox, Section Chair

Rhetoric and Composition

208 Gries Hall

Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855-5363


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