Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CFP: Thomas R. Watson Conference: Working English in Rhetoric and Composition

Thomas R. Watson Conference
Working English in Rhetoric and Composition:
Contexts, Commitments, Consequences
October 14-16, 2010
Louisville, KY

The eighth biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition solicits proposals that examine the working of rhetoric and composition in the era of the globalization and localization of English.
  • How can and do we work English (that is, employ, construct, and redesign it) in the process of learning and using it?
  • How can we best make English work (that is, make it operate and function) effectively and equitably in public deliberations, cultural expressions, and educational practices?
  • How do competing notions of the workings of the English language (that is, notions of its formation, apparatus, relations to other languages, and relations to the shaping of individual-collective selves and lives) affect teaching and research in rhetoric and composition?
  • What different inflections of work and class are implied by these competing notions of working English?

For more information, visit our website: Email Min-Zhan Lu, conference director: watson[at] Or call: (502) 852-1252

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