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Call for Papers, CBW 2013

As we did in 2012, CBW 2013 will feature a 2 hour poster presentation session to highlight the work on local campuses around basic writing practices. This session is open to proposals from all faculty, but might be particularly appropriate for emerging scholars.

Call for Papers:

You are invited to submit proposals for CBW 2013’s poster session on Race, Locality, and the Public Work of Basic Writing. This poster session presentation at CBW 2013 will bring together basic writing educators from around the United States focused on the public work of basic writing, with particular focus (broadly defined) on issues related to race, racial injustice and critical race studies.

We are particularly interested in featuring local models for success, including but not limited to: preparing and supporting students of color; preparing and supporting faculty ofcolor; innovative programs; responding to local challenges; basic writing and race; basic writing and social inequality; basic writing and racial justice; meeting challenges and attacks on basic writing programs; and making the work of basic writing part of the public fabric of our communities.


* Please do not submit a poster session if you are already presenting in another session at CCCC 2013.
* CBW is committed to using our open call to support as many faculty and researchers as possible to able to attend CCCC and CBW, especially but not limited to new and emerging scholars.
* Empirical research, innovative programs, theory, innovative classroom practices, case studies all welcome.
* We are particularly interested in evidence-based work around the themes of exclusion and/or responses to it: data on the impact of exclusionary forces, studies assessing productive responses, etc. Both quantitative and qualitative data are of interest.

Submission process:

1. Submit a brief (300-500 word) description of your poster session to Dr. J. Elizabeth Clark, CBW Co-chair, by midnight on 3 November 2012. Strong proposals will address the workshop theme and guidelines above.

2. Please also include the title of the submission, your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail, and phone number where you can be contacted.

3. Submit poster session proposals to by 3 November 2012. Notification will be by 16 December 2012.

4. Accepted presenters must register for pre-conference session W06 at CCCC.

Plan to attend CBW 2013
Basic Writing & Race: A Symposium
(CCCC Preconference Workshop W06)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 from 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. at the Riviera Hotel, Royale Pavilion 5.

We also hope you will consider attending CBW 2013. We have a very exciting program planning including presentations by Victor Villanueva, and presenters Scott Lyons, Beatrice Mendez-Newman, Zandra Jordan, Min-Zhan Lu, Steve Lamos, Wendy Olsen, J. Elizabeth Clark, Hannah Ashley, Susan Naomi Bernstein, Greg Glau, Lynn Reid, William Lalicker, and Sugie Goen-Salter. The schedule is located on the CCCC searchable program under pre-conference session W06.

We will also present the entire schedule & list of all speakers (including the poster session presenters) in January 2013 here at


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