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Accessing the Future of Writing Studies: Disruption and Dialogue in International Higher Education Writing Research

An all-day workshop at the Cs; co-chaired by Cinthia Gannett and Christiane Donahue and sponsored by the CCCC committee on globalization.

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to this all-day workshop at the Cs: Accessing the Future of Writing Studies: Disruption and Dialogue in International Higher Education Writing Research, co-chaired by Cinthia Gannett and Christiane Donahue and sponsored by the CCCC committee on globalization.

If you are interested in the international and global future of writing studies, but don't always have the opportunity to travel to multiple countries,  this workshop is a way to meet many international colleagues doing higher education writing research. Please join us for an exciting immersive experience with these new colleagues, to hear new work and new voices, and to engage in serious in-depth exchange on the nature of writing and writing research in the 21st century.

You may find your understandings of international work disrupted in exciting ways; you will certainly find enriching dialogue, and new opportunities for crossnational and transnational projects and partners.

This full day workshop engages 35 research projects by 45 scholars representing diverse national, cross-national, and multilingual contexts, including India, South Korea, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Canada, Qatar, Chile, Germany, El Salvador, Mexico, the UK, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Lebanon, Sweden, Iceland, Algeria, Nigeria, Australia, Colombia, and the US.

Newfound access to post-secondary international writing research and instruction, via virtual communities, increased travel, and other globalization effects, is stretching our linguistic and geographic borders. US and international scholars alike are finding new intellectual partners, new paradigms, and new projects. But opportunities for extended face-to-face discussion and dialogue on specific international research projects and traditions are still rare.  In its 7th year, this workshop provides you with just that.

The participating scholars have posted drafts on a wiki, along with conceptual frames, cross-cultural glossaries, and working bibliographies, before the workshop; all registered workshop participants will have access to these before the Cs. This unique format lets us all spend the workshop day in deep discussion and exchange—something absolutely necessary to real, fruitful learning about new contexts: location, discipline, method, methodology, language(s), demographics, educational, cultural, political constraints.

Projects include reviews of the state of writing instruction and its aims in specific countries; the nature of writing and learning to write in diverse contexts and disciplines; pedagogies (process, revision, models of writing, obstacles to student success); language politics and intercultural rhetorics; the interactions among writing teachers and L1, L2, bi-, multi-, and translingual staff and students and the diversity and mobility of each; responses to student writing in global contexts; teacher education; online and social media environments.

See discussion leaders and topics in the CCCC searchable program:

http://center.uoregon.edu/NCTE/2014CCCC/program/search_results.php?sessionid=1745694

And, whatever you decide to attend, see you at the Cs!
Cinthia and Christiane