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Call for papers: Writing the Earth: Rhetorics and Literacies of Sustainability

Call for Proposals
for a collection

Writing the Earth: Rhetorics and Literacies of Sustainability
Peter N. Goggin, editor

English studies is decades behind other disciplines in recognizing the
importance of considering our research and teaching in light of local
and global environmental exigencies. There is still a pervasive, if
unacknowledged, belief that much of our work ought to focus on the triad
of race/class/gender, whereas "environment" remains a category awkwardly
associated with largely "white," middle-class values and geographies,


MKC Book--Submission Date Clarification

The call for papers included down below has been in quite a few journals over the past several months, so you may well have heard about this edited collection centering on Stephen North’s The Making of Knowledge in Composition. What prompts this note is that some editors needed to publish the CFP fairly late in the spring semester with a “by-May” submission date that has concerned some prospective authors and led to emails about whether submissions can come in by the end of May. Perhaps you know someone who is interested in this publishing project.


Proposals for 2007 WPA Conference AND for WPA at MLA 2007 are both due March 12

Proposals for the 2007 WPA conference in Tempe (July 12-15) are due March 12. After that date, proposals will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Proposals may be submitted here:

Proposals for presentations to be included in the sessions the council of Writing Program Administrators sponsors at the modern language Association's annual convention are also due March 12. The call for proposals for WPA at MLA 2007 in Chicago is here:

We're eager to hear about your work.

Shirley Rose


2007 MLA Division on Teaching as a Profession: Due March 9

Call for Proposals for 2007 MLA Convention Division on Teaching as a Profession

Session 1 The Undergraduate Student as Scholar

How is research effectively integrated into undergraduate capstone courses/upper-level seminars? How might we envision undergrads as scholars? How can upper-level courses be structured/ reconceived to create student scholars?

Abstracts of 250 words to Laura Behling at by March 9, 2007


2007 Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) Conference: CFP due April 20; conference is Oct. 4-6

The 2007 Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) conference invites proposals on civic discourse, feminisms, and rhetorics. The conference draws inspiration from the 50th anniversary of Little Rock’s Central High School integration, the Clinton Presidential Library, Heifer Project International & the Clinton School for Public Service.

For conference information, go to

Submit your abstracts online— and click Proposal Submission Deadline: April 20, 2007

Register for the conference online— and click Conference Registration


MnSCU Conference on Composition


"English Composition: Crossing Lines, Forging Connections & Extending Opportunities"
MnSCU Conference on Composition
March 16 & 17, 2007
hosted by Century College

Keynote Speakers: Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University & Will Hochman, Southern Connecticut State University
Featured Speaker: Steven Pinker, Harvard University

Undergraduate education in the MnSCU system and across the country is in the midst of change. Due to the demands of shifting demographics and the growing presence of alternative methods of course delivery among others, composition teachers are exploring ways to collaborate with each other, with other faculty and staff across their campuses, and with members of a range of communities to improve the teaching and learning of writing.


WPA Sessions at the 2007 MLA Conference: Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: WPA Sessions at MLA
December, 2007
Chicago, IL

The WPA Executive Board and the committee on WPA at MLA (Dominic Delli Carpini, Joe Janangelo, and Rita Malenczyk) invite proposals for 2 panels to be held at the December, 2007 convention of the Modern Language Association in Chicago, IL.

Panel 1
Ethical Practices in Delivering Composition: Beyond Labor Problems to Labor Solutions