Both at Once: Dual Enrollment and Other Forms of Dual Identity in Louisiana

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Louisiana Association of College Composition
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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
March 17-19, 2011

Conference Chairs: Keith Dorwick, James C. McDonald and Clancy Ratliff

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kristine Hansen, Brigham Young University
Poetry Reading by Darrell Bourque, Poet Laureate of Louisiana

Elizabeth J. Kramer, Kenny Wong and their coauthors have noted (in an
article on Asian-Americans and medical care published in the Western
Journal of Medicine) that "young adults face such dilemmas as deciding
the group with which they want to be identified and having one identity
at home and another when out in public, a phenomenon known as "dual

The chairs of "Both at Once" invites proposals for
individual presentations, roundtable presentations, and poster sessions
that explore the topic of dual identity in the context of Louisiana
educational systems, politics and culture, such as religion in the
academy; youths caught between family culture and peer culture; being
down low in Louisiana; Cajun culture especially as it relates to
mainstream identity; articulation of General Education requirements
between state universities, colleges and community colleges; and
especially dual enrollment.

Submissions are also invited in the following areas:

  • Dual identities of all sorts
  • Challenge in change: seeing new opportunities in Louisiana
  • Budgets and other institutional pressures
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • Composition research and pedagogy
  • New media, multimedia composition and digital writing
  • Technical and professional communication
  • Poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction
  • Short videos (no more than 10 minutes) by Louisiana visual
    artists/documentary makers

Please submit proposals by email to or by mail to:
LACC 2011
ATTN: Dr. Keith Dorwick
Department of English
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 4691
Lafayette, LA 70504-4691

Proposals must include your name, email and mailing address,
institutional affiliation, presentation title and a one-page (250-word)
abstract. Please send your proposals (preferably in rft or pdf formats)
to by February 1, 2011. All presenters must be
registered for the conference. Acceptance, membership and conference
registration materials will be available by February 15, 2011 at

Please forward this invitation to other interested colleagues.