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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


CFP--Open Words

Call for Papers


Devoted to
The Teaching, Theorizing, and Research of College-Level Reading and Literacy

Open Words: Access and English Studies is a journal dedicated to publishing articles focusing on political, professional, and pedagogical issues related to teaching composition, reading, ESL, creative writing, and literature to open admissions and non-mainstream student populations. We will be devoting issue 2.2 (spring, 2008) to the multiple disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to reading and literacy. We invite manuscripts from educational psychologists, K-12 reading researchers, compositionists, literacy researchers, and literary theorists to explore ways in which we could improve our college students’ attitude toward reading, their comprehension of texts, and their engagement with texts. We are specifically looking for original classroom research on college campuses; an historical summary of reading research and its applicability to open admissions or otherwise at-risk college learners; conversations that go beyond the deficit model of reading instruction; the relationships between multimodal literacies and new media; ways that people put reading to use in their daily lives; and other related topics. If you have any questions, please contact William Thelin at


CFP: China Literacy Conference - Beijing, summer 2007

WPA announces its co-sponsorship of 'Literacies of Hope: Making Meaning across Boundaries' to be held in Beijing, China, July 24-27, 2007.

The conference, co-hosted by Beijing Normal University and Global Interactions, Inc., will inquire into the many forms of literacy that are vital to an increasingly globalized world, where partnership is essential. Proposals for presentations are invited for five strands:

Print Literacy / Media Literacy / Oral Literacy
Technology & Literacy
Creative & Critical Thinking
Social & Cultural Literacy

For detailed information about the conference and to download forms for submitting proposals go to and select "2007 China - U.S. Conference on Literacy." Submission deadline is December 12, 2006. Invitations to present will be emailed by December 20.