WPA Panels at 2005 MLA in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, 29 December
599. Writing Program Administration and (Multi)Media
7:15-8:30 p.m., Hoover, Marriott Wardman Park
Presiding: Shirley K Rose, Purdue University
1. "The More Things Change"
Deborah H. Holdstein, Northern Illinois University
2. "Breaking (the) News: Changing Stories about Writing and Writers in Mainstream Media through the WPA Network for Media Action"
Linda Adler-Kassner, Eastern Michigan University
3. "Coming Soon to a Writing Program Near You"
Todd Taylor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
4. "Multi-Media Archives and the Documentation of WPAs' Intellectual Work"
Shirley K Rose, Purdue University
Friday, 30 December
775. Writing Program Administration and Civic Discourse
1:45-3:00 p.m., Park Tower Suite 8228, Marriott Wardman Park
Presiding: Dominic DelliCarpini, York College of Pennsylvania
1. "On the Necessity (and Perils) of Going Public"
Dominic DelliCarpini, York College of Pennsylvania
2. "Activists or Managers?: Politics, Identity, and Conflict in Writing Program Administration"
Kelly Kinney, University of Notre Dame
3. "'When there is style, there is genre': Creating a Genre of Progressive Resistance"
Bonnie Kyburz, Utah Valley State College
Also of interest to WPAs
Teaching of Writing Division Panels
Tuesday, Dec. 27
The Subject Matter of Composition
time: 5:15-6:30 pm
place: McKinley,Marriott Wardman Park
Wednesday, Dec. 28
Alternative Models for Writing Programs: A Critical Conversation
time: 10:15-11:30 am
place: Washington 3, Marriott Wardman Park
Thursday, Dec. 29
Who Owns Composition?
time: 1:45-3:00 pm
place: Wilson A, Marriott Wardman Park
Information about sessions organized by the Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric is available at