The Cultures of Literature and Composition: Revisiting the Relationship, NeMLA, Montreal 4/7-4/11/10, deadline: 9/30/09

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Grace Wetzel / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

The Cultures of Literature and Composition: Revisiting the Relationship (roundtable)

In 2002, Peter Elbow proposed that the Cultures of Literature and Composition learn from one another to both improve scholarship and pedagogy and heal the longstanding gulf between the two fields. Since the publication of Elbow's article, how has the relationship between Composition and Literary Studies changed? What challenges remain to inhibit their alliance?

This roundtable will explore these, and related questions such as: What type of connection should exist between the fields of Literature and Composition Studies? How might the two become more mutually enhancing? And, how are current economic concerns changing the prominence of, and relationship between, Composition and Literature? Please send abstracts of 200-400 words and one page CV to Grace Wetzel at by September 30, 2009.

Grace Wetzel
Department of English
University of South Carolina
Humanities Office Building
Columbia, SC 29208, USA