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CFP Special Issue of Literacy in Composition Studies

CFP Special Issue of Literacy in Composition Studies: Against Autonomous Literacies: Extending the Work of Brian V. Street

Proposals due: June 1, 2019

Email proposals to this special issue's guest editors Jordan Hayes, Antonio Byrd, and Nicole Turnipseed at

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
Proposal deadline: July 17, 2019

CFP: CCCC 2020

2020 CCCC Annual Convention, Milwaukee, WI USA, March 25-28, 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 ( 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

"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
Proposal (Extended) Deadline: March 18, 2019
Proposal Form:

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.

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