CFP: Santa Barbara 2008: Writing Research Across Borders (5/1/07; UCSB, 2/22/08-2/24/08)

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Open Call for Proposals: Writing Research Across Borders
February 22-24, 2008
University of California Santa Barbara

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Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2007

Recent decades have seen the growth of writing
studies in many nations, focused on all levels of
education, and all uses of writing in society,
using the resources of many different
disciplines. This increased research attention
to writing reflects an increased recognition of
the importance of writing in modern societies.
Yet to a large extent the many emerging
traditions of writing research have neither
connected fully nor shared their work.

This conference brings together the many writing
researchers from around the world, drawing on all
disciplines, and focused on all aspects of
writing at all levels of development and in all
segments of society. This will be an opportunity
to learn from different research traditions,
share our findings, seek common agendas, and lay
the groundwork for future communication and

As a first step to building this important
conversation we have invited some of the leading
writing researchers, and those listed at the
bottom of this call have already committed to

We are now issuing an open call for proposals for
panels, roundtables, individual presentations,
and poster presentations addressing
* current research on writing,
* methodological issues
* reflections on ongoing research programs
* considerations of national or disciplinary trajectories of research
* agendas for further research
We anticipate a program of up to two hundred and fifty presentations.

Proposals to present current research should
specify research questions, methods, data corpus,
and findings, as well as the scope and duration
of the research project. Proposals to provide
overviews of and reflections on research
traditions and agendas should identify clearly
the relevant literatures to be considered.

Proposals for individual and poster presentations
should be from 250 to 500 words in length and
panel and roundtable proposals, 500 to 1000
words. Please indicate your preferred format.

Proposals should be sent by May 1, 2007 via email
to .Please include
complete contact information.

For further information please visit our
conference website:
If you have any questions contact us at

INVITED SPEAKERS already committed to participating:

Paula Carlino, Argentina, University of Buenos Aires
Caroline Channock, Australia, Latrobe
Rosemary Clerehan, Australia, Monash University
Luuk van Waes, Belgium, University of Antwerp
Angela Dionisio, Brazil, UFP, Recife
Angela Kleiman, Brazil, Unicamp-Sao Paulo
Marilyn Chapman, Canada , University of British Columbia
Graham Smart, Canada, Carleton University
Denis Alamargot, France, University of Poitiers
Michel Fayol, France, University Blaise Pascal
Frederic Francoise, France, Université de Paris V
Annie Piolat, France, University de Provence
Sylvie Plane, France, IUF de Paris
Yves Reuter, France, Université Lille
Joachim Grabowski, Germany, University of
Education, Heidelberg, Germany Pietro
Boscolo, Italy, University of Padua
Emilia Ferreiro, Mexico, National Polytechnic Institute
Gert Rijlarsdam, Netherlands, University of Amsterdam
Lisa Emerson, New Zealand, Massey University
Olga Dysthe, Norway, University of Bergen
Rochelle Kapp, South Africa, University of Cape Town
Liliana Tolchinsky, Spain, University of Barcelona
Linda Allal, Switzerland, Universite de Geneve
Otto Kruse, Switzerland, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Switzerland
David Galbraith, UK, University of Staffordshire
Ken Hyland, UK, University of London
Roz Ivanic, UK, Lancaster University
Theresa Lillis, UK, Open University
Brian Street, UK, Kings College- London
Mark Torrance, UK, University of Staffordshire
Arnetha Ball, USA, Stanford University
Charles Bazerman, USA, University of California Santa Barbara
Anne Beaufort, USA, SUNY Stony Brook
Carol Berkenkotter, USA, University of Minnesota
Virginia Berninger, USA, University of Washington
Sheridan Blau, USA, University of California Santa Barbara
Ulla Connor, USA, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Christiane Donahue, USA, University of Maine, Farmington
Ann Dyson, USA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Jill Fitzgerald, USA, University North Carolina Chapel Hill
Steve Graham, USA, Vanderbilt
Kris Gutierrez, USA, University of California Los Angeles
Christina Haas, USA, Kent State University
Richard Haswell, USA, TAMU Corpus Christi
John R. Hayes, USA, Carnegie Mellon University
George Hillocks, USA, University of Chicago
Tom Huckin, USA, University of Utah
Susan Jarratt, USA, University of California Irvine
Ilona Leki, USA, University of Tennessee
Paul LeMahieu, USA, University of California Berkeley
Andrea Lunsford, USA, Stanford University
Karen Lunsford, USA, University of California Santa Barbara
Charles MacArthur, USA, University of Delaware
Paul Matsuda, USA, University of New Hampshire
Debra McCutcheon, USA, University of Washington
Heidi McKee, USA, Miami University
Sandy Murphy, USA, UC Davis
Bill Nagy, USA, Seattle Pacific University
Sondra Perl, USA, CUNY Graduate Center
Jim Porter, USA, Michigan State University
Paul Prior, USA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
David Russell, USA, State University
Rebecca Rickly, USA, Texas Technological University
Tony Silva, USA, Purdue University
Peter Smagorinsky, USA, University of Georgia
Melanie Sperling, USA, University of California Riverside
Clay Spinuzzi, USA, University of Texas Austin
John Swales, USA, University of Michigan
Chris Thaiss, USA, University of California Davis
Gary Troia, USA, Michigan State University
Kathleen Blake Yancey, USA, Florida State University

--Professor Charles BazermanDepartment of EducationGevirtz Graduate School of EducationUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA 93106phone: 805-893-7543bazerman_at_education.ucsb.edu ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Sun Jul 09 2006 - 09:31:07 EDT