October 25-27, 2001
Keynote Speaker: John Trimbur - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
of college writing instruction has routinely hierarchized
the student population according to whatever conception
of textual literacy is dominant; however, the evolving
definition of literacy is always accompanied
by a deep-seated belief in its ameliorative guarantee.
We tend to see a less benevolent disciplinary face only
in the rearview mirror.
This year the WSCC
will address some of the broad disciplinary questions
that inform our histories, theories, and practices in
our pedagogies and research in written communication.
The conference encourages audience participation and
discussion concerning the theory, research or pedagogy
of rhetoric and writing in the following areas:
|What is Literacy?||What should TA training be about?|
|What does Rhetoric have to do with Writing?|
|What is Assessment?||What is Diversity/Multiculturalism?|
|Why Teach Writing with Computers?||What should Program Administration be about?|
|What is Professional/Technical Writing?||What could a Major in Writing look like?|
|Last Updated: June 13, 2001|