Dear Graduate Students, Advisors, and Professors in Composition:
At CCCC 2017, the Council on Basic Writing will be considering the future of Basic Writing as both a field of teaching and a field of research. In order to help us consider the future, we will be using the CBW’s sponsored session to highlight the work of graduate students in our field. We will be selecting three presenters from applicants and will invite these students to take the stage of one of our major events of the year. Any graduate student who is working on issues pertinent to Basic Writing studies is eligible to apply, though we recommend that you have some familiarity with the field. Once selected, students will be paired with a long time CBW member and scholar of Basic Writing for mentorship on their work before it is presented on a major stage. Presenters will then present their work at the CBW Sponsored Session “Emerging Voices in Basic Writing Studies” on Thursday morning from 10:30-11:45. Presenters will also be invited to the CBW pre-conference workshop and to our Thursday evening SIG meeting so that they can learn about how the CBW might become a resource in their professional lives. Unfortunately, there is no CBW funding for participants’ travel .
In order to apply, please send the following materials via email to Michael Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 9, 2017:
- A brief letter of application introducing yourself, your interest in Basic Writing, and your work.
- A 250 word abstract of the work you intend to present. This abstract should give some indication of your presentation style and of your research/argument.
- A letter of reference from a professor or advisor in the field that both recommends you as a presenter and verifies your status as a graduate student.
Either your letter of application or letter of reference should also promise that you will be able to attend CCCC 2017 if you are selected.
If you have any questions about this session or the requested materials, please contact Michael Hill at the email address above. You can also Tweet your question to @4cCBW.