Tuesday, March 14, 2006

International writing conference "pre-call"

Received this via H-Rhetor:
Save the Dates February 22, 23, &24, 2008

2008 Santa Barbara Conference on Writing Research Theme: Writing Research Across Borders

This is an exciting time where research on writing is having many births, rebirths, and growing spurts in many nations and with focus on many levels of schooling and development across the lifespan. At the 2008 Santa Barbara Conference on Writing Research we hope to foster dialogues across different writing research traditions, located in different national, disciplinary, and programmatic venues. We are currently making preliminary plans to hold the conference on Friday through Sunday February 22-24, 2008. We are in the process of inviting a premier panel of plenary and featured speakers to represent the diversity of writing research in the world and to symbolically invite further broad participation from researchers of all nations interested in all age levels, institutional settings, and disciplinary approaches.

This conference follows on the successes of the 2002 and 2005 Santa Barbara Conferences on Writing Research, with the themes of "Writing as A Human Activity" and "Writing Research in the Making." Further information about this current conference and the previous ones is available at

http://education.ucsb.edu/netshare/wrconf08/ [My note: this link doesn't work yet] [Now it does...]


Later this spring watch for our full announcement and call for proposals. If you have any questions contact us at

For the Organizing committee

Charles Bazerman
Sheridan Blau
Rober Krut
Susan McLeod
Paul Rogers
Amanda Stansell
I'm looking forward to hearing more about this, and will pass on what I hear. Would be nice to have some folks from Taiwan there!

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