CFP || IEEE Professional Communication Society Conference, Toronto

If you teach STEM communication at any level, please consider submitting a proposal for and/or attending the IEEE Professional Communication Society Conference July 23-25 in Toronto.

This is a smaller (compared to ASEE or CCCC) conference that is graduate student friendly and provides great opportunities for interactions with your colleagues.

You can view the call for papers here: http://procomm2018.utoronto.ca/how-to-participate/

CFP || EXTENDED – CASDW Conference

The 10th Annual Conference of
the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing/ (CASDW/ACR)
The Diversity of Writing and Discourse
Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28, 2018
University of Regina – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS Due Friday, January 19, 2018
For the 10th annual conference of CASDW/ACR, the largest gathering of writing studies scholars in Canada, we invite papers on all aspects of writing studies, especially those related to research, theory and pedagogy that connect with our theme, The Diversity of Writing and Discourse. This theme encompasses research and theoretical studies about the varied nature, place, role, and impact of writing and discourse, whether in the academy or other professional and public contexts. We ask that presenters share original material that has not been presented at CASDW or other conferences.

Papers might address topics relating to the diversity of writing and discourse such as the role of:
· writing and discourse in cultural and political debates from diverse perspectives
· writing and globalization and multilingualism
· writing in diverse institutional, professional, and cultural settings
· ethical issues related to writing and discourse and the teaching of writing and discourse
· writing in diverse digital places and in the context of multimodality
· writing development across the lifespan including in K-12, undergraduate and graduate curricula
· writing within and across different disciplines
· diverse approaches to writing assessment
· writing centres and teaching and learning centres
· student writing and diverse institutional approaches to plagiarism
· different approaches to the development of future writing teachers, scholars, and leaders

We welcome papers that draw on work in writing studies, genre studies, rhetorical theory, writing centre theory and practice, professional and technical writing research and practice, cultural studies, and faculty and TA development. We welcome papers that connect with CASDW’s heritage as a place for sharing research on technical and professional writing as well as those that connect with its more inclusive mission to examine all forms of discourse and writing and to explore pedagogical practices and innovations.

CFP || English for Academic Purposes Summer Conference, Norway

We invite you to participate at the 12th Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes summer conference:

NFEAP 2018 – The Future of Genres

Second Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 12th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th of June 2018 at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus), Oslo, Norway.

The theme for the 2018 conference is The Future of Genres.

Or, to put it another way, “The Futures of Genre” …

Genre is a vital concept and resource in EAP, and NFEAP 2018 offers opportunities to think about the ongoing, ever-developing relationship between genres, teaching, research and thinking. What are the key questions about genre, EAP and teaching at this moment in time, and what might they be in the future? How do concepts of genre affect and shape teaching and research in academic disciplines, and in EAP itself?

We welcome work that addresses genre(s) in relation to EAP theory and practice. This may include, for example, genre and voice or position; genre innovation (and innovative genres); genre analysis; the affordances of genres (and their limitations). Genre and its relationship to EAP may be understood broadly.

We invite proposals that explore genre in connection with EAP concepts; EAP training methods, principles, practices and research; needs analysis, syllabus and materials design, teaching strategies and methodological issues; group/interdisciplinary teaching; critical EAP; e-learning and technology; academic identities; academic literacies; any other relevant topics.

Plenary speakers:

John M. Swales, University of Michigan, USA

Christine M. Tardy, University of Arizona, USA

Carmen Perez-Llantada, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Submission guidelines:
Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words and a biography of no more than 50 words by February 18th, 2018 using the link below. The standard length for presentations is 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation, plus 10 minutes for discussion). You will be notified of the outcome of the review process by March 17th, 2018.

Please use this link to submit your proposal.

The Ann Torday Gulden Scholarship
Ann Torday Gulden has been, for many years, a tireless and vital advocate for EAP in Norway, and this scholarship is named in her honour. This annual scholarship contributes up to 5000 NOK to the expenses of an EAP teacher or researcher to come to the conference and present their work. We seek to support work that is distinctive and original and that exemplifies innovative approaches to EAP theory and practice. It is open to all – please check the box provided in the proposal submission form if you would like to be considered for the scholarship.

Important dates:

Registration opens: December 2017
Deadline for abstracts: 18 February 2018
Notification of acceptance: 17 March 2018
Deadline for registration: 19 May 2018
Conference programme available: 6 April 2018
NFEAP conference 2018: 7-8 June 2018

Registration:

The 1700 NOK conference registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for both days of the conference and the conference dinner on Thursday evening.
Please note that the NFEAP is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to assist with conference travel or subsistence.
We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution to the 12th NFEAP summer conference and look forward to having the opportunity to discuss and disseminate your work.

On behalf of the NFEAP organizing committee,

Tom Muir and Kristin Solli

CFP || Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy, South Carolina

Sixteenth Claflin University Conference  on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

October 25-26, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris M. Anson, Distinguished University Professor, Professor of English, and Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University.

Panel proposals and paper abstracts are invited on all aspects of language arts pedagogy that are related to best practices in teaching.  Undergraduates and  graduate students are encouraged to submit papers. Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 250 words. Brief bios of 175 words are required. Electronic submissions are requested. Presentations should be limited to 15 minutes. Panels are limited to four (4) presenters per panel. Papers and panels are solicited on:

□        Teaching in the digital age in all disciplines

□        All aspects of studying and teaching literature (including World Literature)

□        Creative writing/ Creative writing pedagogy

□        Composition pedagogy

□        Teaching foreign languages

□        Communication with an international focus

Send all submissions to:  Conference Email:  pedagogyconference@claflin.edu

Fax:  803-535-5381

Telephone inquiries: Dr. Mitali Wong 803-535-5221, Dr.Donald Pardlow 803-535-5554, Dr. Shurli Makmillen 803-535-5111, Dr. Jason Youngkeit (Foreign Languages) 803-535-5281

Receipt deadline:  September 15, 2017

CFP || College Conference on Composition and Communication workshop

Dear colleagues,

We are inviting brief proposals for up to twenty-four researcher-participant roles in a U.S. College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC) workshop focused on research about writing in higher education around the globe (see details below).

We know that researchers around the world are interested in finding sites, physical and figurative, for serious cross-national conversation that includes multiple research traditions.

For the tenth year, we are hosting a workshop that will take place at the annual CCCC. The conference next year is in Portland, Oregon, USA, March 15 to 18, 2017: http://www.ncte.org/cccc/conv/call-2017

The workshop is tentatively titled: Cultivating Research Capacity through International Exchanges about Higher Education Writing Research

This workshop, along with the exchanges we have before meeting at the conference, is designed to make space available at the CCCC conference for extended time to read, process, think through, and discuss in detail each other’s work. We have learned, through nine previous workshops and other international exchanges, that we all need this kind of time for real exchange, given that we come from different linguistic, institutional, political, geographic, theoretical and pedagogical places.

We want to engage researcher-participants from many countries and research traditions in an equal exchange dialogue, learning from each other: the primary focus is on the writing research itself.

The research can be focused on teaching or studying writing in any language. We are willing to help with translation of a text into English as needed, if the paper is accepted for the workshop; you may submit a proposal in any language as well, though we might ask you for a little help as we read it.

The brief proposal should describe a research project you would be interested in sharing with other facilitators and participants. It can be completed or in process. By research, we mean a project with a focused research question, an identified methodology (qualitative or quantitative; ethnographic, historical, discourse analysis, corpus analysis, etc), and the collection of data in some form.

The project should be “international” for a U.S. audience, by which we mean (*only* for the purposes of this U.S. call!!) carried out by either scholars in countries other than the U.S., or scholars collaborating deeply across borders, including U.S. borders, in any language. Your role in the workshop would be to provide a draft text about the research by the end of December 2016, to read the other facilitators’ texts before attending the CCCC conference, and to participate in the day-long workshop by leading a discussion about your project and participating in discussions of a subset of others’ projects.

A copy of last year’s (2016) workshop proposal is attached, to give you an idea of what the overall proposal will look like. We’ve included the titles from last year’s workshop to give you an idea of the kinds of work we’ve exchanged in past sessions. We will send out a draft of the 2017 overall proposal when you send in your project description. You will be welcome to suggest changes to the overall proposal at that point. You may notice that the proposal is written with a U.S. readership in mind–this is because the proposal review committee is comprised primarily of U.S. scholars. We seek to convince this audience that many CCCC attendees have much to learn from writing research in traditions other than the ones they find most familiar–that writing research needs multiple perspectives from multiple contexts and traditions. We also know how critical it is for all scholars to be directly engaged with projects and research models from multiple research traditions.

Please submit your proposal by May 2nd to [https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCCC2017 ]. Apologies for the short deadline!
A copy of the questions you’ll need to answer in the submission form is attached, for your use as you prepare your proposal. This proposal can be quite informal (it serves to help us determine appropriate projects, and only the title will appear in the program), so please feel free to send something along even if you feel it’s not quite fully worked out. Do keep a copy for yourself, as the survey collector will not send a copy back to you.

We strongly encourage you to submit a proposal to the CCCC as individual presenters, as well: <http://www.ncte.org/cccc/conv&gt; The CCCC format does allow individuals to present at both a workshop and a concurrent session (it does not allow individuals to present at more than one concurrent session).

Thank you! Please write with any questions at all.

Cinthia Gannett and Tiane (Christiane) Donahue

cinthiagannett@gmail.com

and

christiane.donahue@dartmouth.edu

CFP || Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing

Dear colleagues,

I invite you to consider attending the 2016 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, which will be held in Tacoma, Washington USA, November 4-6, hosted by the University of Puget Sound. We will be offering three virtual sessions on Friday the 4th to facilitate presentations by peer tutors outside the US who aren’t able to attend the conference in person, as well as Twitter and Facebook posts. If you have ideas about other ways to foster more international collaboration, please contact me at ncptw2016@pugetsound.edu

The theme of the conference is “It’s for Everyone: The Inclusive Writing Center,” and we will explore the question of how we can more effectively serve all students, particularly those who may be otherwise marginalized by the academy. We especially welcome presentations (and posters and workshops) that consider linkages between the writing center and critical pedagogy, cultural competence, gender and sexuality, multilingualism, universal design, and interdisciplinarity. Questions for consideration may include but are not limited to the following:
•    What role can writing centers play in recognizing and nurturing—rather than erasing—difference?
•    In what ways do interpersonal dynamics in individual tutoring sessions relate to larger power relationships within the culture?
•    How do directive and nondirective tutoring approaches interact with student identities? How do we decide when to offer and when to withhold information about prestige dialects and why?
•    How might writing center pedagogy inform tutoring practices in the content areas?
•    Given that most learning disabilities are invisible, how can writing centers use practices that are universally accessible to all learners?

The deadline for submitting proposals is April 15, 2016.  More information on the conference is available at http://www.pugetsound.edu/ncptw2016.  Please direct questions to Julie Christoph at ncptw2016@pugetsound.edu.

Julie Nelson Christoph | Professor of English and Director of the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND
1500 N. Warner St. #1096
Tacoma, WA 98416-1096
T: 253.879.3282
pugetsound.edu