CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition]

full name / name of organization: 
Kristen L. Abbey
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Call For Papers: Basic Composition in the Works
a composition conference sponsored by Felician College’s Department of English

February 28, 2009
Felician College, Department of English
262 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ

Looking to explore composition pedagogies in our region and develop
transformative pedagogies through conversation with our colleagues, the
Felician College English Department invites abstracts of papers for
presentation on any aspect of composition pedagogy.

While encouraging submissions from all branches of composition studies,
this conference is intended to explore the workings of basic composition as
central to the process of developing student writers in higher education.
How can composition theory link basic composition to other forms of
teaching writing? How do compositionists reconcile pedagogies of grammar,
rhetoric, and argument in our basic writing programs? How is the
basic/developmental writing student placed in other classes in other
disciplines? How does composition pedagogy penetrate other disciplines? How
are we dealing with the unique diversity of students in the Northeastern
United States? How can our composition pedagogies embody thoughtful
reactions to our students’ unique problems? How can we share pedagogies
with our colleagues teaching writing in high schools?

Suggested Topics Include:
Technology and Composition
Writing Placement
Sharing Pedagogies with K-12 English
Composition at Colleges
Northeastern Students
Professionalizing Basic Composition
Reconciling Rhetoric and Argument

Keynote speaker: Dr. Mya Poe, Director of Technical Communication with the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also co-director of the
Writing Across the Curriculum program, which works with faculty in every
department at MIT to integrate writing and speaking instruction in their
courses. Her book Writing and Speaking in Science and Engineering:
Perspectives From MIT is forthcoming on MIT Press. Dr. Poe received her
Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2008
Please send abstracts (250-500 words) and inquiries to: Dr. Kristen Abbey
<>/<> (201) 559-6000 x6263
Registration: $5

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