2006 Conference

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We invite you to consider the diverse literacies that inform and shape academia, faculty, students, and our surrounding communities. As we and our students face and become initiated into a variety of discourse communities, how do we map and remap these literacies, and how do we navigate according to these maps? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the boundaries we draw, the maps we codify, and the routes we and our students take? To map something assumes movement through territories, across disciplines, and around obstacles. Please join us as we examine the mapping of these movements and diverse literacies in the Pacific Northwest.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Helping students navigate home and school literacies
  • Navigating academic literacies and workplace literacies
  • Rethinking the theoretical maps drawn in the teaching of composition
  • Developing academic literacies—a process of acculturation
  • Falling off the map
  • who is included and excluded?
  • where does the teaching of basic skills belong?
  • what happens when writing isn’t used in other disciplines?
  • Redrawing boundaries and thinking about interdisciplinary maps and literacies
  • Mapping and defining text (visuals, films, video games, e-mail, blogs, etc.)
  • Understanding literacies of place
  • Inviting diverse literacies through literature

We are excited about this conference topic and encourage interdisciplinary, interactive, and engaging sessions. Please submit proposals by Wednesday, June 7th, 2006.