Spring 2011/News and Announcements
Praxis Spring 2012 Call For Papers: Multiliteracy and the Writing Center
The New London Group (1996) uses the term multiliteracies to describe "two important arguments we might have with the emerging cultural, institutional, and global order: the multiplicity of communication channels and media, and the increasing saliency of cultural and linguistic diversity.” Additionally, the authors suggest that the multiplicity of communications channels and increasing cultural and linguistic diversity in the world today call for a broader view of literacy than portrayed by traditional language-based approaches.
CFP: Fall 2011 Issue of Praxis: From Triage to Outreach: Raising the Institutional Profile of Writing-Center Work
Our Fall 2011 issue continues the theme of our Spring issue. Praxis invites authors to reflect on the various ways writing centers serve student populations and wider communities. We are concerned that when writing centers are perceived only as writing hospitals, places that universities expect will "fix" student writing, they are more susceptible to budget cuts and funding crises. This makes it difficult for centers to sustain non-directive, non-evaluative consultation practices and to serve large, diverse communities of writers.
February 16 – February 18, 2012
Noel Studio for Academic Creativity
Eastern Kentucky University
Cynthia L. Selfe
Next-Gen WC: Composing Spaces, Exploring Ideas
The conference theme encourages us, as individuals and as a field, to think generatively about writing center spaces and the compositions that create and shape them. Let’s reconsider familiar conversations—staffing, budget, and perception—while composing next-generation spaces and exploring new ideas in writing center theory and practice. In true writing center fashion, we encourage a variety of submissions with broad interpretations of the theme.
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