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Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing 2008 Announcement and CFP

The Department of English at Iowa State University is pleased to host the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing conference, November 7-8, 2008, and especially pleased to welcome Kathleen Blake Yancey as our keynote speaker.

We are eager to receive proposals on a wide range of topics related to our theme of Multimodal Communication Pedagogies. Our online information and submission process is at http://gpacw.isucomm.iastate.edu. The deadline for submission of proposals is September 20, 2008.

University of Houston Writing Fellows Program

The English Department is pleased to announce the establishment of the Houston Writing Fellows Program for writing instructors interested in joining a cohort of teachers and scholars committed to the theory and practice of writing pedagogy. The Houston Writing Fellows Program is designed to enhance the intellectual and pedagogical community of instructors involved in the English Department’s writing courses by providing workshops, mini-conferences, mentorship opportunities, and other events that explore writing pedagogy.

First-year writing

The Yeshiva College English Department is in the process of re-thinking its composition program- and its first-year experience in general.

We're already piloting a course in which we pair composition with another subject, but we're also interested in themed composition classes, as well as having students take a writing course in their discipline. We'd like to invite outside speakers who've had experience with any or all of the above. Has anyone got ideas on good people for this?

Many thanks.

Director, Program in Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication

WRITING
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at The University of Western Ontario (http://www.uwo.ca/arts/) invites applications for the position of Director of Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication. This tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor is scheduled to commence 1 July 2008.

Wikis and Composition Studies

Hello,

I'm a graduate student interested in researching the role of wikis in composition/writing studies. However, I'm having difficulty locating substantial scholarship focusing on this issue, so I've decided to reach out to the professionals. Is anyone aware of or familiar with scholars or scholarship focusing on this topic?

In advance, I appreciate any advice or suggestions that will help further my research.

Thanks.

Justin Jory

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