News

This page contains news on L2 (and L1) writing and SLWISTESOL.

WAC Fall Institute

AWAC is sponsoring the WAC Fall Institute, which will be held in person in Albuquerque, NM, from October 20 - 23, 2021. Website: https://wacassociation.org/event/2021-wac-summer-institute/

Sweetland DRC Syllabus Repository

The Sweetland DRC Syllabus Repository seeks syllabi contributions.

The 2021 Writing Analytics Spring Virtual Symposium

Virtual 2021 Writing Analytics Spring Virtual Symposium: Incubating Writing Analytics Research in the Time of COVID-19 (free of charge)

Dates: May 18-27

Website: https://writinganalytics.colostate.edu/

To register, djuddah.leijen@ut.ee

Symposium sessions will take place each weekday over this period (except for Thursday, May 20). Each of the two daily sessions (and one on Monday 24th) will revolve around a specific research topic that the presenter(s) have introduced on their MS Teams Channel. Their Channel in MS Teams will contain a brief video introducing their research topic, and an extended description of their research project proposal. Thus, it is highly recommended to visit the presenter(s)' Channel before their synchronous discussion.

You will then receive additional instructions on how to engage with the materials presented online, and how to join the scheduled live discussions.

Here is a link to the abstracts of the sessions


Cultural Appropriation

Amod Lele looks at cultural appropriation in depth and asks good questions about the concept. See In Praise of Cultural Appropriation.

WRAB 2021 March 5-6, 2021

WRAB 2021 March 5-6, 2021. Plenary speakers include Charles Bazerman, Qilong Wang, Montserrat Castello, Yrjö Engeström.

Registration for WRAB 2021 is $50 at: https://whova.com/portal/registration/isawr_202102/

CFP: Academic Writing in Higher Education

CFP: DELTA Journal special issue "Academic writing in first language or additional languages in higher education.".

Submission deadline: March 15, 2021. The special issue is to be published in the second half of 2021. https://revistas.pucsp.br/index.php/delta/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

2021 Dartmouth Summer Seminar

2021 Dartmouth Summer Research Seminar applications are due December 15, 2020. For more information, see https://sites.dartmouth.edu/writing-research-seminar/

17th Annual CamTESOL VIRTUAL Conference

CFP: 17th Annual CamTESOL VIRTUAL Conference (5-7 February 2021)

Website: https://camtesol.org/Camtesol/2021%20Conference

    Call-for-Abstracts: 05th October – 15th November 2020

    Notification of Selected Abstracts: 15th Oct – 30 Nov 2020

    Early registration: 01st December 2020


Call for IWAC 2022 Hosting Proposals

Call for Proposals for hosting the 2022 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Due April 1, 2020.

Website: https://iwac.colostate.edu/host/

CFP: EWCA Conference 2020

EWCA Conference 2020, Writing Centers as Spaces of Empowerment, University of Graz, Austria, July 8-11, 2020

Website: https://europeanwritingcenters-2020.uni-graz.at/en/

Extended Deadline: February 3, 2020

IWAC 2020: Call for Proposals

CFP for the 2020 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, June 3-6, 2020,, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

For more information, go to https://iwac.colostate.edu

To submit proposals, go to https://proposals.colostate.edu

CFP deadline:  October 14th, 2019..

American University hiring writing instructors

Position Announcement:
Instructor or Professorial Lecturer in the Writing Studies Program
Department of Literature
American University

The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for term faculty positions for Academic Year 2019-2020.  Rank will be dependent on experience and degree. 

Two appointments are 9-month term positions starting in fall semester (August 26, 2019).  The positions will require the faculty members to teach three 15-work undergraduate writing courses in each of the fall and spring semesters.

One appointment is a 12-month term position starting May 20, 2019.  This position will require the faculty member to teach two 12-week undergraduate courses in the summer and three 15-week undergraduate writing courses in each of the fall and spring semesters.

 Most of these courses will be restricted to international second-language writers.  These classes are capped at 15 students.  All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in department and university activities and service.

CFP: AAAL 2020

AAAL, Denver, CO, USA, March 28-31, 2020
Website: https://www.aaal.org/news/2020-call-for-proposals
Proposal deadline: July 17, 2019

CFP: CCCC 2020

2020 CCCC Annual Convention, Milwaukee, WI USA, March 25-28, 2020
Website: https://cccc.ncte.org/cccc/call-2020
Proposal deadline: May 6, 2019

SLW at CCCC 2020

The SLW Standing Group will sponsor a workshop at CCCC 2020 (Mar 25-28 in Milwaukee, WI). They are inviting roundtable proposals that address specific strategies and practices to promote anti-racist, multilingual- or translingual-oriented pedagogies as commonplaces in our work as teachers, researchers, and administrators (see CFP here). Particularly, they would like to focus on how these perspectives can be promoted and sustained while challenging “best practices” established upon monolingual, monocultural educational legacies. Drawing on a number of great ideas generated during this year’s business meeting, they invite proposals that discuss enactments of such efforts not only in our classroom but in contexts such as professional development workshops, teacher/tutor training, campus-wide events, community engagement projects, and cross-campus collaboration. In your preparation, you are welcome to, but certainly not limited to, explore the following questions:

  • What beliefs/ideas about language, race, and writing do our students, faculty, administrators, and community members consider as “commonplaces?” How could we begin conversations to revisit and revalue these commonplaces?
  • How can we discuss linguistic racism and promote language plurality in dominant monolingual and/or white institutional spaces?
  • How could we redesign our classroom practices (e.g., responding to and assessing multilingual student writing, peer review, revision and editing workshops) from the anti-racist and translingual perspectives?
  • How could we support writing faculty across the disciplines to enact anti-racist and translingual pedagogies?

If you would like to be considered, please email your proposal to Eunjeong Lee (eunjeong.lee@qc.cuny.edu) by midnight, April 21. Your proposal should clearly state the focus, significance, and specific and concrete "takeaways" of your roundtable session. For proposal submission, please see the tentative timeline below:

CFP: The Journal of Writing Analytics

The Journal of Writing Analytics (Analytics) "seeks manuscripts reporting research at the intersection of educational measurement, big data analysis, digital learning ecologies, and moral philosophy." 

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2019
Website: https://wac.colostate.edu/jwa/submisssions/

"Fifty Years of WAC” presentation

The WAC Standing Group has shared a presentation “Fifty Years of WAC: Where have we been? Where are we going?” (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing

7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing, Quinnipiac University, June 17-19, 2019
Website: https://quwactconference.colostate.edu/
Proposal (Extended) Deadline: March 18, 2019
Proposal Form: https://quwact.wufoo.com/forms/proposal-information/
Contact: Paul.Pasquaretta@quinnipiac.edu


SLW Sessions at TESOL 2019

For those attending TESOL 2019, here is a list of SLW-related sessions.

SLW and Language-Oriented Sessions at CCCC

For those attending CCCC 2019, here is a list of SLW and language-oriented sessions.