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.

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.

Research Network Forum at 4C Proposals due Oct. 31st


April 6, 2016 from 8:30AM – 5:00PM in Houston, TX

Proposal Deadline: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Submit proposals for Work In Process here:


Please join the Research Network Forum as a Work-in-Progress Presenter and/or serve as a Discussion Leader and/or as a publication Editor.

The Research Network Forum, founded in 1987, is a pre-convention forum at CCCC which provides an opportunity for established researchers, new researchers, and graduate students to discuss their current projects and receive mentoring from colleagues in the discipline. The forum is free to CCCC convention registrants. As in past years, RNF 2016 features morning plenary addresses from Cindy Selfe, Howard Tinsberg, and Todd Taylor focusing on “Writing Strategies for Action,” the 2016 CCCC theme.

The RNF welcomes Work-in-Progress Presenters (WiPPs) at any stage of their research and at any position in the composition/rhetoric field (graduate student, junior faculty, tenured faculty, administrator, and/or independent scholar). During roundtable discussions, WiPPs are grouped by thematic clusters where they discuss their current projects at both a morning and an afternoon roundtable session in 8 – 10 minute presentations and benefit from the responses of other researchers. Unless otherwise indicated, WiPPs are scheduled for both morning & afternoon sessions. Collaborating researchers are placed at separate tables to ensure the most networking opportunities on their research projects.

Discussion Leaders (DLs) lead the thematic roundtables and mentor WiPPs; this role is key to the RNF. We ask that Discussion Leaders are experienced, established researchers. Serving as a Discussion Leader provides a valuable service to the composition/rhetoric community. Discussion Leaders may serve at the morning session, afternoon session, or all day, and they are welcome to also participate as WiPPs.

Participants also include Editors of printed and online composition/rhetoric publications (journals, edited collections, and book series), who discuss publishing opportunities for completed works-in-progress in an open, roundtable format. We encourage Editors to bring copies of the publications they edit/publish and announcements for display at the RNF meeting. Editors are encouraged to serve as Discussion Leaders and may also participate as WiPPs.

To submit a proposal (open August 15 to October 31), visit our website,

Please fill out a form for each of the roles in which you would like to participate—Work-in-Progress Presenter, Discussion Leader, and/or Editor. You may appear on the RNF Program in addition to having a speaking role at the Conference on College Composition & Communication.

Questions? Email Co-Chairs Risa P. Gorelick and Gina M. Merys:

Coalition & Mentoring Tables at 4C – Wed., 6:30 pm in Marriott Ballroom III

One of the best opportunities at 4C! The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and  Composition meets Wed. evening and offers mentoring and discussion roundtables in the second half of the session — from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (EDT) in Marriott Ballroom III.

4C15 Mentoring Tables

1. Alt Academics & Independent Scholars: Beth Hewett, Erin Krampetz

2. Campus Labor Activism: Kirsti Cole, Bo Wang

3. Developing Research Questions: David Gold, Sarah Hallenbeck, Lindsay Rose Russell

4. Grad School Transitions: Nan Johnson, Wendy Sharer

5. Fostering Inclusion: Risa Applegarth, Cristina Ramirez, Hyoejin Yoon

6. Making Monographs: Kate Adams, Lynée Gaillet

7. Making the Most of Digital Resources: April Cobos, Becca Richards

8. Mentoring Undergraduate Research: Jane Greer, Paige Banaji

9. When and How to Say No: Marta Hess, Gwen Pough

10. Working in the Archives: Nancy Myers, Tarez Samra Graban


GSU at the 4Cs next weekend!

Wednesday, March 18
6:30pm-8:30pm CWS   A New Work Showcase hosted by the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition
Location: Marriott Marriott, Grand Ballroom E, Level Two

Lynee Gaillet Georgia State University

Thursday, March 19

1:45pm-3:00pm C.05   Engaging Publics Beyond the Classroom: Invention and Pedagogies of Place
Location: Marriott Marriott, Florida Ballroom II, Level Two

Ashley Holmes Georgia State University – Reclaiming Public Space Through Digital Mapping: A Place-Based Approach to Mobile Composition

1:45pm-3:00pm C.13   Pushing for Change: Positive and Innovative Change in WPA
Location: Marriott Marriott, Grand Ballroom I, Level Two

Beth Burmester Georgia State University, Atlanta – Speaker 3: Innovative Risks for New Rewards in Writing Program Administration: Public Scholarship and Insights from Critics in Medicine, Law, and Finance

3:15pm-4:30pm D.13   Contingent Faculty and Academic Work off the Tenure Track
Location: Marriott Marriott, Florida Ballroom V, Level Two

Lynee Gaillet Georgia State University

Letizia Guglielmo Kennesaw State University

3:15pm-4:30pm D.24   Digital Talkback: Circumventing Conventions with/in Digital Spaces
Location: Convention Center Tampa CC, Room 3, First Floor

Meng Yu Georgia State University, Atlanta – Speaker 3: The Resisted Code from China

4:45pm-6:00pm E.35   Confronting Race in the Academy: Whiteness, Islamaphobia, and Academic Borderlands
Location: Convention Center Tampa CC, Room 10, First FloorChair: Xiaobo Wang Georgia State University
Friday, March 20
8:00am-9:15am F.19   Rhetorics of Risk, Loss, Nostalgia, and Connection in Sonic Composing Practices
Location: Marriott Marriott, Meeting Room 9, Level Three

Mary Hocks Georgia State University – Speaker 2: More Cowbell”: Musical Composing and Recording Processes as Sonic Rhetoric

8:00am-9:15am F.39   Getting Them Ready: Developing College Readiness through AP Courses, Partnerships, and Social Networks
Location: Convention Center Tampa CC, Room 20, First Floor

Tommy Jolly Georgia State University – Speaker 2: Promoting College Writing Readiness in Light of Sociocultural Theory

8:00am-9:15am F.21   Global Contexts for Writing Education and Research
Location: Marriott Marriott, Meeting Room 2, Level Two

Yunye Yu Georgia State University – Speaker 2: Beijing Mongolian Language and Culture School Project: A Case of preserving and promoting “minority” culture through literacy movement in a multi-cultural society

9:30am-10:45am G.36   Risky Disclosure: Mental Illness and Teachers of Writing
Location: Convention Center Tampa CC, Room 18, First Floor

Chair: Stephanie Horton Georgia State University

12:30pm-1:45pm I.39   The Risk and Promise of Relational Work
Location: Convention Center Tampa CC, Room 18, First Floor

Chair and Respondent: Lynee Gaillet Georgia State University

2:00pm-3:15pm J.14   Rethinking Composition: Rhetorical Pasts and Futures
Location: Marriott Marriott, Meeting Room 4, Level Two

Jennifer Forsthoefel Georgia State University – Speaker 3: Risks and Rewards: A Disciplinary Critique of the Rhetorical Pasts and Futures for Composition Studies, Writing Center Studies, and Women’s Studies

Saturday, March 21
11:00am-12:15pm M.24   Transfer, Metacognition, and Revision: Teaching the Writing Process with Digital and Visual Technologies
Location: Marriott Marriott, Grand Ballroom J, Level Two

Chair: Jennifer Forsthoefel Georgia State University

Friday, March 20, 2015, from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. (after the SIGs)





Ignite Showcase

Location: ??

Laura Anderson Georgia State University – Civic Engagement, CCCCs-Style: Empowering Slacktivist Rhetors to Enact Social Change


Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN) – Table outside exhibits.

Co-Director: Michael Harker

Volunteers: Valerie Robin, Matthew Sansbury, Doug Hall, Kateland Wolf