I am hoping some of you might be able to help me out with a little fact finding. Specifically, I'm looking for research and personal information regarding the growth of Writing Concentrations, Writing Studies Majors, writing courses, etc. I'm wondering, among other things, what kind of impact writing concentrations are having on the size and nature of English departments on the whole. How has the addition of writing concentration courses impacted enrollment in the department overall? How has it shifted the relationship between Writing and Lit, if at all?
SUNY COUNCIL ON WRITING CONFERENCE
BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE
APRIL 17 – 18, 2009
WRITING PROGRAM IDENTITIES
CALL FOR PAPERS
WE INVITE PROPOSALS FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS AND PANEL PRESENTATIONS RELATING TO THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE, WRITING PROGRAM IDENTITIES. WHAT ROLE DOES/SHOULD COMPOSITION PLAY WITHIN THE LARGER WORLD OF THE ACADEMY? SHOULD COMPOSITION PROGRAMS BE HOUSED WITHIN ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS OR SHOULD COMPOSITION BE CONCEIVED OF AS TRANSDISCIPLINARY? WHO OWNS COMP? WHAT AND HOW SHOULD STUDENTS BE LEARNING ABOUT COMPOSING WITHIN THE ACADEMY?