Paul Kei Matsuda

First Call | 4th International Writing Research Conference - Feb 17-20, 2011

Call for Proposals: Writing Research Across Borders II

George Mason University

February 17-20, 2011

Proposal Deadline May 3, 2010

As societies become more knowledge-intensive and communication technologies draw us more closely together, the importance of writing in economic, scientific, civic, personal, and social development becomes more apparent. Correspondingly, the imperative to conduct research on writing in schools and the workplace, in relationship to learning and development, and in all aspects of our lives has invigorated work among scholars in all regions of the world. The conference Writing Research across Borders II will provide an opportunity for researchers to share their findings and set research agendas for the coming years.

Continuing the success of the three previous international research conferences held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the 2011 Writing Research Across Borders II will be held at George Mason University in the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia area. We invite proposals that will continue to deepen the cross-disciplinary, international dialogues across the many different domains of writing research.

As in past years, this conference will focus on writing development across the lifespan, including the impact of new technologies on learning to write, early acquisition of writing, writing across grade levels (K-20), writing in the disciplines and professions, and writing in the workplace or other community and institutional settings. We invite proposals presenting research in these areas. We also invite proposals on any other areas of writing use and practice, such as writing in progressive or large scale educational programs, or proposals that link writing research and policies. We welcome papers raising methodological issues about researching writing. We invite work from any research tradition that is grounded in the tradition's previous research and pursues the methodical gathering of qualitative or quantitative data appropriate to its claims.

Proposals should identify the format preferred (panels, roundtables, individual presentations, and poster presentations). Individual or poster proposals should be a maximum of 500 words. Proposals with multiple presentations (panel and roundtable) should contain a short overview statement and then no more than 400 words per speaker. Proposals should specify the relevant research literatures, research questions, methods, data, and findings, as well as the scope and duration of the research projects.

The deadline for proposals is May 3, 2010. Please submit proposals in .doc or .rtf format by email attachment to <>. Also, be sure to include a title for your proposal and each speaker's individual talk, as well as contact information for each individual presenter.

Writing Research across Borders II Scientific Committee

Paula Carlino Argentina University of Buenos Aires
Kate Chanock Australia Latrobe
Luuk van Waas Belgium University of Antwerp
Desiree Motta-Roth Brasil Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Dilamar Araujo Brazil Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE)
Angela Dionisio Brazil UFP, Recife
Angela Kleimann Brazil Unicamp-Sao Paulo
Céline Beaudet Canada Université de Sherbrooke
Anthony Pare Canada McGill University
Catherine Schryer Canada University of Waterloo
Graham Smart Canada Carleton University
Doreen Starke-Meyering Canada McGill University
Giovanni Parodi Sweis Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Chen Huijun China China University of Geosciences
Blanca Yaneth Gonzalez Pinzon Colombia Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Denis Alamargot France University of Poitiers
Francoise Boch France Université Stendhal
Michel Fayol France University Blaise Pascal
Sylvie Plane France IUMF de Paris
Pietro Boscolo Italy University of Padua
Fatima Encinas Mexico Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Nancy Susan Keranen Mexico Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Emilia Ferreiro Mexico National Polytechnic Institute
Gert Rijlaarsdam Netherlands University of Amsterdam
Olga Dysthe Norway University of Bergen
Sigmund Ongstad Norway Oslo University College
Lilliana Tolchinsky Spain University of Barcelona
Magnus Gustaffson Sweden Chalmers University of Technology
Åsa Wengelin Sweden Lund University
Otto Kruse Switzerland Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Daniel Perrin Switzerland Zurich University of Applied Sciences
David Barton UK Lancaster University
David Galbraith UK University of Staffordshire
Ken Hyland UK University of London
Roz Ivanic UK Lancaster University
Gunther Kress UK University of London
Greg Myers UK Lancaster University
Brian Street UK Kings College-London
Mark Torrance UK University of Staffordshire
Chris Anson USA North Carolina State
Arthur Applebee USA SUNY Albany
Arnetha Ball USA Stanford
Chuck Bazerman USA University of California, Santa Barbara
Anne Beaufort USA University of Washington, Tacoma
Virgina Berninger USA University of Washington
Vijay Bhatia USA City University of Hong Kong
Deborah Brandt USA University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ralph Cintron USA University of Illinois at Chicago
Ulla Connor USA Indiana University-Purdue University
Christiane Donahue USA University of Maine, Farmington
Peter Elbow USA University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sarah Freedman USA Berkeley
Steve Graham USA Vanderbilt
Christina Haas USA Kent State University
Richard Haswell USA TAMU Corpus Christi
Dick Hayes USA Carnegie-Mellon University
Doug Hesse USA University of Denver
George Hillocks USA University of Chicago
Tom Huckin USA University of Utah
Ron Kellogg USA St. Louis University
Gesa Kirsch USA Bentley College
Paul LaMaheiu USA University of California, Berkeley
Neal Learner USA MIT
Andrea Lunsford USA Stanford
Karen Lunsford USA University of California, Santa Barbara
Skip MacArthur USA University of Delaware
Paul Kei Matsuda USA Arizona State University
Sandra Murphy USA University of California, Davis
Cezar Ornatowski USA San Diego State
Mike Palmquist USA Colorado State University
Paul Prior USA University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anne Ruggles Gere USA University of Michigan
David Russell USA Iowa State University
Mary Schleppegrell USA University of Michigan
Peter Smagorinsky USA University of Georgia
Clay Spinuzzi USA University of Texas, Austin
Chris Thaiss USA University of California, Davis
Joanna Wolfe USA University of Louisville
Terry Zawacki USA George Mason University


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