UConn Conference on the Teaching of Writing

The University of Connecticut’s Freshman English Program is calling for presentation, panel, and roundtable proposals from instructors of writing (in all disciplines and programs) for our Sixth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing. We invite creative engagement with this year’s conference theme, construed broadly, in the hopes of expanding our understanding of knowledge (including how we construct knowledge and writing’s relationship to knowledge) and networks (including how networks of all kinds affect knowledge, writing, and learning). We also invite proposals on related topics, such as:
Writing as Inquiry
Multimodal Writing
Individual & Small
   Group Conferences
Social Networking 
Service Learning
Institutional Practices
    (Networking across
Public Sphere Dynamics
Contingent Faculty
Case Studies of Writers

Keynote Speaker: 

Kurt Spellmeyer, Rutgers University

 “The Transformation of Knowledge: From Institutions to Networks”

Friday, 25 March 2011 @ University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus

Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words and should include
1) your name
2) current contact information (email and postal mailing address)
3) the academic institution(s) and program(s) in which you study/teach/work
4) the title of the proposal
5) description of presentation, panel, or roundtable and, when applicable
6) name(s) and affiliations of other presenter(s). 
You may submit proposals for more than one presentation.  Emailed submissions will only be accepted as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments; please indicate that your email contains a conference proposal by writing “Knowledge and Networks Proposal” in the subject line of the email.
Instructors:  All teachers of writing, regardless of discipline, status (adjunct/graduate student/staff/faculty), institution, campus or level of teaching experience may submit proposals.  Students:  Undergraduate and graduate students in any writing course are encouraged to submit proposals.  Collaboration (see below) between instructors and students is also encouraged.  Collaboration:  The Freshman English Program also supports collaborative presentations, panels and/or roundtable discussions between/among any eligible presenters.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, 21 February 2011
Email Submissions to: teachingwriting2011@gmail.com
Mail (postal) or deliver submissions to:University of Connecticut Freshman English Office, 215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025, Storrs, CT 06269-4025
  Conference Registration Notes:  
  • $25 registration fee if check (to University of Connecticut) postmarked by 3/15, $30 on-site registration fee
  • free registration for all students (including graduate students)
  • breakfast and lunch included

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

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