Writing Across the Curriculum (MMLA)

deadline for submissions: 
April 5, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alissa Burger / Culver-Stockton College
contact email: 

Writing allows our students to consider multiple perspectives and take on a variety of different roles, from personal reflection to creative writing, rhetorical analysis, and professional discourses. This focus on writing roles and identities gives students the opportunity to explore and develop different parts of themselves, from self-reflection to becoming engaged citizens and mastering the skills they will need as professionals. Foregrounding the notion of duality and multiplicity in student writing opens the door to several different critical discourses in considering audience, purpose, and students’ engagement with multiple texts and argumentative positions central to their own research and writing.

The Writing Across the Curriculum permanent session of the MMLA is seeking proposals for the 2019 conference (Chicago, November 14th - 17th). Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Approaches and assignments that focus on taking on particular writing role(s)
  • Writing in unique or multiple genres (i.e. essay paired with a presentation; developing an infographic, artist statement, or other particular professional genre)
  • Critical consideration and synthesis of multiple sources/voices/perspectives
  • Writing in (or as) collaboration
  • The role of doubling and repetition in the recursive writing process

Please send 250-300 word proposals to aburger@culver.edu by April 5th, 2019.