CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Call for Proposals for Research Network Forum at CCCC

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Katherine V. Wills
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Research Network Forum
A Community of Inquiry

CFP: The Research Network Forum was founded in 1987 as a pre-convention
workshop at
CCCC. RNF provides an opportunity for published researchers, new
researchers, and graduate students to discuss their current research
projects and receive responses from new and senior researchers. The forum
is free to CCCC convention participants. You need not be a work-in
progress presenter to attend.

The 2008 RNF will feature a morning plenary followed by a brief question
period. This year’s plenary speakers are Peter Elbow, Jaime Armin Mejía,
and Katherine Kelleher Sohn. Following the plenary address will be work-
in-progress thematic clusters where presenters will discuss their current
projects (in an eight-minute presentation) and gain the responses of other
researchers, including the discussion leaders. Participants also include
editors of printed and electronic journals of composition/rhetoric who
will discuss publishing opportunities of completed works-in-progress. Work-
in-Progress Presenters should bring three typed questions which they
should copy and distribute to participants at their table (15 copies for
the two sessions will do). Work-in-Progress presenters do NOT present a
formal paper but rather ask for guidance in order to complete their work-
in-progress into a finished piece of research.

We encourage participants to bring a copy of the journals they
edit/publish, any other publications, and announcements, which will be
displayed at the RNF meeting. Please join us in New Orleans to present a
Work-in-Progress presentation or serve as a Discussion Leader (for those
who are seasoned, established researchers) and/or Editor (for those who
edit journals/presses). Electronic proposal forms are available at RNF participants must register for CCCC. There is no
additional charge to attend RNF.

Deadline: You may appear on the RNF Program in addition to having a
speaking role at the
Conference on College Composition & Communication. Final Deadline for
inclusion in the
RNF Program is October 31st, 2007.

Ultimately, the spirit of the Research Network Forum has been, and
continues to be, one of dialogue among people who share a common
commitment to confronting the difficulties and fulfilling the promise of
our profession. Now in our 21st year, we hope that we may continue our
energetic discussions of research as a Pre-Convention Forum of the 2008
Conference on College Composition and Communication, creating richer
opportunities for all who continue to work to create new opportunities to
question, study, and represent the many identities involved in our
discipline. To this end, in 2008 the RNF will begin experimentation with
new media to enhance the important mentoring aspect of the community and
to launch state-of-the-art scholarship blogs and wiki sites on composition

For more information, please contact the Co-Chairs: Risa P. Gorelick and
Norbert Elliot at

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