CFP for the 2020 Qualitative Research Network at CCCC: Due by 11/15

Attached is the CFP QRN 2020 (click to open flyer) for the 2020 Qualitative Research Network (QRN), a great pre-conference event that is open to any colleagues or graduate students who might be interested!

QRN 2020 will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 1:30 to 5:00 at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Milwaukee, WI.

Proposal Information: Please submit via the linked Google form below a brief description (approximately 500 words) of your research proposal by 11:59 pm EST on November 15, 2019.

http://bit.ly/QRNCFP20

The QRN provides mentoring and support to qualitative researchers at all levels of experience and working in diverse areas of study within the college composition and communication community. The QRN is open to everyone, including those who are already presenting at the conference in other venues.

The initial hour of the workshop will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Michelle LaFrance, Associate Professor of English at George Mason University.

The final two-and-half hours of the workshop will feature research roundtables where novice and experienced researchers will have twenty to thirty minutes to present their work-in-progress for feedback and discussion. Experienced qualitative researchers will be on hand at each table to offer suggestions and facilitate discussion.

CFP for the ATTW 2018 conference, “Precarity and Possibility

For those interested in professional and technical writing, you can now submit proposals for the ATTW 2018 conference, “Precarity and Possibility: Engaging Technical Communication’s Politics,” which will be held on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14 at the Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Proposals are due November 15, 2017.

See the 2018 Call for Proposals as well as a statement from the Conference Program Co-chairs, Natasha Jones and Blake Scott.

I hope you will be able to join us in Kansas City, Kansas for ATTW 2018 where we will be celebrating 45 Years!

Best,

Michelle F. Eble, PhD

President, ATTW

Associate Professor of Technical & Professional Communication
Department of English

East Carolina University

Bate 2211, Greenville, NC 27858

252.328.6412

eblem@ecu.edu

Deadline Extended to Nov. 7th for CCCC Digital Praxis Posters

Call for Digital Praxis Posters, CCCC 2018, Kansas City, Missouri
** Apologies for crossposting. **
***Deadline Extended to Nov. 7, 2017***

We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 Digital Praxis Posters in Kansas City, Missouri! The Digital Praxis Posters provide a space at CCCC for scholars and practitioners from across our field to share and discuss their innovative work with digital technologies. The DPP sessions invite a variety of work ranging from experimentation with new digital tools to the methodologies shaping research using these tools. 


Last year’s sessions were both very well attended and highly interactive. We do our best to provide an engaged audience by setting up two rounds of posters back to back. During the first round, second-round poster presenters are part of the audience. During the second round, first-round poster presenters are part of the audience. Of course, many others join in as well! DPP sessions are always filled with deep and engaging conversations about your project and the projects of others. We encourage presenters to involve graduate and undergraduate students in the preparation and delivery of their poster sessions. One goal of the DPP has always been to meet and talk to students from the classes or organizations where digital praxis is enacted! 


Proposals are invited in the following categories:
  1. Demonstration of digital tool
  2. Digital pedagogy assignment
  3. Research on or using digital tools
  4. Digital facets of community and advocacy
  5. Creative digital projects
  6. Languaging, laboring, and transforming digital spaces
  
Your participation in the DPP will NOT count as your one presentation at CCCC. Posters are generally held in a designated area during two sessions on Thursday  and Friday.  Poster proposals will be reviewed in parallel with the formal CCCC review process, and invited presenters will receive feedback from reviewers. After the review, we will provide accepted presenters with an official letter indicating that your proposal was reviewed and that you will be presenting in Kansas City. Names will also be in the Digital Praxis Posters program (handed out on site) and in the CCCC online program.


If you would like to propose a poster presentation (as a team or individually), please fill out the form at this address: 
https://goo.gl/forms/bC1CHZrhFMbFbq7h1The new deadline is October 1, 2017.  


If you have any trouble with the online submission form, just send this information via email to
katherinetbridgman@gmail.com.
  • Full name, affiliation, and contact information.
  • A short 75 word description of your digital poster
  • A spiffy title
  • If appropriate, your team members’ names and emails
 
Because CCCC is committed to supporting these posters, we are promised an excellent space that is well equipped and connected: power, projection, screens, tables, and poster stands.

CFP for Computers & Writing 2018: Deadline Nov. 17th

Computers and Writing 2018

May 24 – May 27, George Mason University

Computers and Writing Conference, May 24–27, 2018
Deadline for submissions: Friday, November 17, 2017
Conference host: George Mason University, Dr. Douglas Eyman
Location: Fairfax, VA
Contact email: deyman@gmu.edu

Submission opens: September 15 | Submission for peer review closes: Friday, October 20 | Submission closes: Friday, November 17 | Acceptance notification: January 5

Our theme for the 2018 Computers and Writing conference is Digital Phronesis: Culture/Code/Play. Often described as “practical wisdom,” phronesis represents an enactment of good judgment guided by both learned knowledge and lived experience. Phronesis comes from our histories, our education, and reflections on our experiences. We encourage submissions to focus on intersections of formal learning and embodied experience.

We also encourage submissions that relate to the three main research strands of this year’s conference: digital humanities, game design, and undergraduate research.

See the complete CFP for more details and submission procedures.

Call for Digital Praxis Posters, CCCC 2018 – Due Sept. 15

Proposals are being accepted for 2018 Digital Praxis Posters presentation at CCCC in Kansas City, Missouri. The Digital Praxis Posters provide a space at CCCC for scholars and practitioners from across our field to share and discuss their innovative work with digital technologies. The DPP sessions invite a variety of work ranging from experimentation with new digital tools to the methodologies shaping research using these tools. This session is a well-attended event at the conference and highlights interactivity between presenters and the audience. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Proposals are invited in the following categories:

  1. Demonstration of digital tool
  2. Digital pedagogy assignment
  3. Research on or using digital tools
  4. Digital facets of community and advocacy
  5. Creative digital projects
  6. Languaging, laboring, and transforming digital spaces

Participation in the poster session does NOT count as your one presentation at CCCC. Technology including power, projection, screens, tables, and poster stands will be provided in the presentation space. Interested participants (individual or team), should fill out the form at this address: https://goo.gl/forms/bC1CHZrhFMbFbq7h1. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 15, 2017. Any issues regarding submission or submitting the form online should be directed to katherinetbridgman@gmail.com. Proposal information may also be sent via email if the Google form does not work.

PCA/ACA National Conference CFP – Due October 1st, 2017

Posted on behalf of Dr. Gaillet:

Graduate students are encouraged to apply to the Rhetoric, Composition, and Popular Culture Area of the PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association) 2018 National Conference to be held March 28 – March 31, 2018, in Indianapolis, IN. The deadline for submissions is October 1st, 2017.

Details are available at  http://pcaaca.org/national-conference, and a CFP is available below.

CFP PCA-ACA 2018

Rhet/Comp Graduate Students in the Spotlight

Our graduate students have been busy presenting at conferences, publishing their work, and being elected to committees for national professional organizations. Here’s a list of announcements for recent and upcoming accomplishments. Please see a separate post about upcoming presentations at ATTW, CCCC, and RSA. Congrats to all!

Publications

Cristine Busser has had the chapter “Beyond Coordination: Building Collaborative Partnerships to Support Institutional-Level Retention Initiatives in Writing Programs,” co-authored with Dr. Ashley Holmes, accepted for publication in the forthcoming edited collection Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs, to be published with Utah State University Press. Cristine’s review of Pegeen Reichert Powell’s Retention and Resistance has also been accepted for publication and is forthcoming in the Journal of Teaching Writing.

Jennifer Carter published “Literacy, Biology, and Salamanders” in February 2016 on the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives’ Blog.

Charles Grimm published “Writing as Process: Synchronous and Asynchronous Feedback in Remote Tutoring” in October 2015 to the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.

Samantha Jakobeit has had a chapter accepted for publication in the forthcoming anthology Comics and Graphic Novels as Cultural Artifacts: Teaching Ethnographic and Archival Research in the Composition Classroom.

Matthew Sansbury’s review piece of a 2015 CCCC panel was published in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Xiaobo (Belle) Wang published “The communication design of WeChat: ideological as well as technical aspects of social media,” co-authored with Dr. Baotong Gu,  in the November 2015 issue of Communication Design Quarterly Review.

Conferences

Roger Austin presented “Turning toward Each Other: Cultivating Inclusivity among Staff and the Community” at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Columbus, GA.

Paige Arrington presented “Tutoring toward Each Other: Cultivating Inclusivity among Staff and the Community” at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Columbus, GA.

Cristine Busser presented “Turning toward Each Other: Cultivating Inclusivity among Staff and the Community” at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Columbus, GA.

Jennie Carter presented “Prison Outreach Programs: An Inclusivity of All Students”; “Grappling with Grammar: Achieving Inclusivity through Grammatical Discourse in the Writing Center” at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Columbus, GA.

Kristeen Cherney presented “Inclusion for the Isolated: Writing Tutoring Strategies for Students with ASD” at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Columbus, GA.

Kelly Elmore presented “Habits of Mind in the Writing Center: The Inclusion of Uncertainty” at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Columbus, GA.

Charles Grimm presented “Grappling with Grammar: Achieving Inclusivity through Grammatical Discourse in the Writing Center” and “Can the Writing Studio Include the Private Tutor?” at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Columbus, GA.

Samantha Jakobeit will be presenting “English in the Margins: Cajun Literacy in Bec Doux et ses amis” at the Comic Arts Conference in the San Diego Comic Con.

Emily Kimbell presented “Online Writing Centers: An Analysis of the Write/Chat Interface and its Pedagogical Implementation”at the 2016 New Voices Conference at GSU.

Kristen Ruccio presented “Seamless Inclusivity: Imagining Designs for Inclusive Writing Centers” at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Columbus, GA.

Xiaobo (Belle) Wang presented “Building the Babel of Transnational Literacy: A Tutoring Model” at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Columbus, GA.

Kateland Wolfe co-chaired the 2016 New Voices Conference.

National Service

Kristen Ruccio has been elected to the Council of Writing Program Administrators’-Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) Graduate Committee.

 

*Please email a R/C faculty member to keep us apprised of your accomplishments for future announcements.*

NCTE Conference in Atlanta Nov 2016: Proposals Due Jan 13th

Program proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia! “Faces of Advocacy” will take place November 17-20, 2016. The deadline to submit program proposals is 11:59 p.m. PST, January 13, 2016.

In her Call for Program Proposals, Program Chair Susan Houser states, “When we hear the word advocacy in connection to our profession, every one of us—teachers, instructors, professors, researchers, writers—has a different definition of what that means.” She goes on to propose that there’s room for all our definitions in the 2016 program because as educators we are advocates for many things, including:

  • Ourselves and other teachers
  • Our profession
  • Our own well-being and health
  • Our students
  • Literacy and learning
  • Social change
  • Researchers and writers
  • Parents, grandparents, or guardians