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Call for Submissions -- Monograph -- Civic Engagement in the First Year of College

Call for Submissions

Civic Engagement in the First Year of College

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and The New York Times invite the submission of case studies for Civic Engagement in the First Year of College, a new volume in The First-Year Experience Monograph Series. This publication will describe programs and courses that develop students’ civic literacy and engagement and will offer strategies for designing, implementing, and assessing such initiatives.

Civic engagement is not learned as a discreet set of outcomes; it must be experienced and learned in an integrated context. Successful civic engagement initiatives encompass four strands: (a) civic literacy, knowledge of the principles of democracy and of the history and the Constitution of the United States; (b) democratic/citizenship skills and political involvement; (c) experiential learning; and (d) critical thinking and reflection.

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CFParticipation: WPAs @ Two-Year Colleges

WPAs @ Two-Year Colleges

  • Are there WPAs at two-year institutions?
  • What does Writing Program Administration “look like” at two-year colleges?
  • How is being a WPA at a two-year institution similar and/or different from four-year institutions?
  • What has been published about WPAs at two-year intuitions?
  • How can we better connect and support two-year college WPAs?

Come join our conversation about Writing Program Administrators at Two-Year Colleges. This conversation will be a part of this year’s WPA conference, Keeping on Track: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Looking Out for New Opportunities, in Chattanooga TN. To engage in dialogue about WPAs @ Two-Year Colleges our panel proposed both an online asynchronous portion as well as a synchronous portion (both face-to-face and online). If you are interested in discussion questions like those above, please join us.

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CFP: Teaching Audience: Theory and Practice

Call for Papers:
Teaching Audience: Theory and Practice

Brian Fehler (Tarleton State University), Elizabeth Weiser (Ohio State University-Newark), and Angela Gonzalez (Texas Christian University) invite scholars in rhetoric, composition, literacy, and communication studies to contribute to the collection Teaching Audience: Theory and Practice. Considerations of audience have been important in our disciplines at least since Aristotle’s Rhetoric, and this collection aims to open a space for discussing how scholar-teachers theorize and teach audience in first-year and advanced writing and communication courses. In particular, this collection will address such questions as:

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CFP Advance(d) Composition: Undergraduate Majors and the Future of the Discipline

Call for Proposals—Edited Collection
Advance(d) Composition:
Undergraduate Majors and the Future of the Discipline

Greg Giberson, Ph.D., Salisbury University
Tom Moriarty, Ph.D., Salisbury University

Recently, undergraduate majors in Rhetoric and Composition have begun to spring up around the country. These programs go by many names and take on many forms. There is little doubt that the continuing growth of undergraduate degrees in Rhetoric and Composition will have a significant impact on the future of R/C as a discipline. The primary goal of this edited collection is to investigate the development of undergraduate majors in Rhetoric and Composition (by whatever name(s) it happens to be assigned) and the various impacts those majors will have on the future of the discipline. Possible topics for discussion include:

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CFP: Exploring Diversity in Community-Based Writing and Literacy Programs

Reflections invites submissions of previously unpublished manuscripts exploring diversity in community-based writing and literacy programs that engage traditionally marginalized populations. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

• In what ways can critical theories of race, gender, and/or language inform service-learning scholarship?

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Call for Papers--Writing Against the Curriculum: Anti-Disciplinarity in the Writing and Cultural Studies Classroom

Cultural studies critiques of disciplinarity have engendered a wide range of alternatives to the disciplinary norms that govern the American academy: multi-, inter-, pre-, post-, trans-, and anti-disciplinarity. We seek essays that use these notions as grounds to think through writing and the writing-intensive classroom as spaces in which to challenge the conventional organization and segregation of knowledges and epistemologies into discrete and highly regulated disciplines. Building, for example, on the work of Henry Giroux, Paolo Freire, Cary Nelson, and others, we imagine “disciplinary” writing as “disciplined” writing, in the sense that Michel Foucault uses the term in Discipline and Punish: writing produced under the auspices of highly controlled and tightly guarded disciplines is subject to surveillance and restriction that governs what knowledge can be made, under what conditions it can be made, and how it is authorized. Therefore, we see writing courses (now more and more considered to be pre-disciplinary, and therefore outside the disciplines) and language-intensive cultural studies courses (which have the potential to cut across a wide variety of disciplines, particularly in the humanities) to be rich spaces in which to enact a resistant pedagogy that asks students to think beyond and against the disciplinary conventions which govern much of the rest of higher education pedagogies.

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Building Bridges: Second Language Writing Across Contexts (CFP)

Call for Papers—Building Bridges: Second Language Writing Across Contexts

We invite contributions for an edited collection, Building Bridges: Second Language Writing Across Contexts, which attempts to close existing gaps in international conversations among second language writing scholars in elementary and secondary schools, two-year colleges, post-secondary institutions, and community programs. Much current scholarship on second language writing comes out of post-secondary institutions in the United States. This volume attempts to build bridges between this context and other sites of second language writing research, theory, and pedagogy.

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Call for Proposals, WPA at MLA Panels, December 2006, Philadlphia, PA

Call for Proposals: WPA Sessions at MLA
December, 2006
Philadelphia, PA

The WPA Executive Board and the committee on WPA at MLA (Dominic Delli Carpini, Eli Goldblatt, and Rebecca Moore Howard) invite proposals for 2 panels to be held at the December, 2006 convention of the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia, PA.

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CFP: Rhetoricizing Technology, Technologizing Rhetoric

2006 MLA Convention: Call for Proposals

MLA Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition

Rhetoricizing Technology, Technologizing Rhetoric

Papers that address the influence of technology on rhetorical theory and/or the influence of rhetorical theory on technology (theory, development, application). 300-word abstracts by 10 Mar.; Morris Young (youngms1@muohio.edu).

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Morris Young

Associate Professor of English

Faculty Affiliate in American Studies

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