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Writing Research Across Borders CFP

Writing Research Across Borders, Xi'an International Studies University, China, March 11-14, 2020
Proposal deadline: June 1, 2019

ELTU Conference 2019

ELTU Conference 2019, Hong Kong, May 27-28, 2019


10th EATAW Conference

10th Conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, July 2-4, 2019


Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Writing Research

2019 Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Writing Research, July 28-August 9, 2019


Application website:

International Conference on English Across the Curriculum

The “2nd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum” in Hong Kong is coming up soon: December 3-5, 2018. 


1st Literacy Summit, University of Porto

1st Literacy Summit at the University of Porto, Portugal, November 1-3, 2018
Proposal Deadline: March 29, 2018

IWAC 2018

2018 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference is taking place in Auburn, Georgia (USA), June 4-6.

WAC Clearinghouse Seeks Associate Editors

The WAC Clearinghouse is seeking associate editors for various book series.

Contemporary Perspectives on Cognition and Writing

WAC Clearinghouse has a new book: Contemporary Perspectives on Cognition and Writing edited by Patricia Portanova, J. Michael Rifenburg, and Duane Roen.

10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing

The 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 26-28, 2018


Proposal deadline: January 12, 2018

CFP: 7th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference

7th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, June 13-16, 2018


Proposal deadline: December 14, 2017

CFP: SIG Writing 2018, University of Antwerp

SIG Writing 2018, University of Antwerp, Belgium, August 29-31, 2018


Proposal deadline: December 15, 2017

CFP: Special issue of Across the Disciplines

A special issue of Across the Disciplines, Spring 2018

From the Margins to the Centre: The Future of University Literacy Support and Writing Across the Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand

Guest editors: Susan Thomas, University of Sydney, Karen Vered, Flinders University, and Stephen Johnson, Murdoch University

As a result of evolving pedagogical practice, employer feedback, and institutional reforms, student literacy for all students in Australasia (not just international students) is now a priority. The former deficit-remediation model has been superseded by a range of “whole of institution/program” and “curriculum-based” interdisciplinary approaches which support students’ literacy and communication development throughout their university years. Australian and New Zealand universities are shifting the way they conceive, articulate, and approach the development of student communication skills, reading, writing, and literacy within the disciplines and across the curriculum. With a greater focus on graduate outcomes, widening participation, and preparing students for rapid entry into the information economy, ever mindful of disciplinary distinctions and congruencies, universities are now reconsidering what literacy development means across the curriculum for graduate employability, global citizenship, and life-long learning. In a tertiary context with no strong traditions of First Year Writing, WAC, or Writing Centers, and where a Bachelor’s degree is a three-year course of study, these initiatives are developing under cultural circumstances that present distinct opportunities and constraints.

Independent Learning Association Conference 2018

Independent Learning Association Conference 2018
"Whose Autonomy? Voices and Agency in Language Learning”
Konan Women’s University, Kobe, Japan, September 5-8, 2018

For information, email

Proposal deadline: December 31, 2017

JALT 2017 in November

JALT 2017: Language Teaching in a Global Age: Shaping the Classroom, Shaping the World, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, November 17-20, 2017


Proposal deadline: February 13, 2017

CFP: International Conference on ESP, new technologies and digital learning

International Conference on ESP, new technologies and digital learning, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, December 7-9, 2017


Proposal deadline: August 15, 2017

CFP: The Journal of Second Language Writing

The Journal of Second Language Writing is now accepting proposals for a 2019 special topic issue from interested guest editors. We seek proposals that address a theme that will be of interest and relevance to the journal’s international readership of L2 writing scholars. We are especially interested in topics that will highlight work in underrepresented contexts and areas of inquiry in second language writing. Articles to be included in the issue may be invited by the guest editors, or the guest editors may put out an open call for papers for the issue. Additional details can be found in the attachment. The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2017.

Please feel free to email JSLW Co-Editors Guillaume Gentil ( or Icy Lee ( with any questions you might have.

SLW Social at TESOL

Once again this year at TESOL, the Friends of Second Language Writing will be hosting a social event on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (6:30-9:30 PM).

Tap House Grill, 1506 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206.816.3314
0.1 miles from the Washington State Convention Center

 Complimentary light appetizers will be served. Additionally, a cash bar and dinner-on-your-own-menu will be available.

Crossings: Exploring Shared Work in Writing

Crossings: Exploring Shared Work in Writing, University of Nevada, Reno, Utah, USA, April 1-2, 2017
Proposal deadline: October 31, 2016

A New Journal: Prompt

Prompt is a new online journal focusing on academic writing assignments. From its website:

Prompt is a refereed online journal that publishes academic writing assignments for undergraduates and graduate students. Our mission is to disseminate a mode of intellectual work that is too rarely circulated in public venues, and we hope to contribute to the scholarly study of writing assignments in the field of writing studies. We also believe that by publishing excellent and innovative writing assignments, we can create both a resource and a site of engagement for faculty who incorporate writing in their teaching.