Fall conference CFP: Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking Across the Curriculum”

[Sent via Dean Michael Jacobs, a distinguished SJU English-alum who has for years helped run this conference with good representation from St. John’s students. Please submit your abstracts!]


We have extended deadline for abstracts to July 30th!

The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking is unique in our resolute dedication to pedagogical exploration through community discourse. We gather together to discuss, support, challenge, and ultimately improve the state of higher education for students, faculty, and administration. Our annual conference is typically pedagogical observation and introspection, open to all faculty, graduate students, administration, associates (library, academic support, tech support, etc.).

This year we have centered around a contemplation of “critical” in reading, writing, thinking–and necessarily engagement, action, teaching, and learning. We invite proposals for individual papers, individual or group presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions on pedagogical approaches involving critical thinking in reference to politics, culture, sociology, philosophy, etc., and proposals from disciplines beyond traditional liberal arts faculty, such as business and professional studies, health studies, library sciences, technology design, academic support services, and administration.

Please add your voice to our conversation by sending a proposal (100-250 words describing the subject and format of your presentation) on or before Sunday, July 30 to: ccrwt@berkeleycollege.edu

The 2018 Conference: “Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking Across the Curriculum: Defining ‘Critical’ in the 21st Century” will take place on Friday, October 19th at the 41st Street Midtown Campus in NYC.

More details are available at our website:


The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking …


Our objective for the 2018 conference is to engage in a contemplation of the term “critical” within the context of reading, writing, and thinking, and by extension, engagement and action.

Please reach out to me with any questions about the conference or our abstract deadlines.

-Dr. Heather Klomhaus


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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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