May 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for May. Composition Program Meeting – Wednesday, May 27Following the English Department meeting on Friday (5/22) and in response to requests for a program-specific informational meeting, we’re inviting everyone who will be teaching Composition in Fall 2020, as well as those who … Read more May 2020 Announcements

Corridors 2020 – Proposal Deadline Extended to May 29

Dear colleagues, On behalf of the Corridors 2020 planning team, I am writing with the news that we have extended the proposal deadline through Friday, May 29, 2020. Learn more about the conference at http://corridors.hokieswrite.com/. We have received several strong proposals to date; however, due to the many disruptions resulting from the pandemic, we hope the deadline … Read more Corridors 2020 – Proposal Deadline Extended to May 29

April 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for April. Modified Approaches to Teaching ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 – Spring 2020 SemesterOut of continuing regard for the Coronavirus global health crisis and in response to directives from the university, the Composition Program is carrying out fully online instruction through the end … Read more April 2020 Announcements

March 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for March. Modified Approaches to Teaching ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 – Spring 2020 SemesterDue to the Coronavirus global health crisis and in heeding the announcement by President Tim Sands on Wednesday, March 11, Virginia Tech classes will resume on Monday, March 23, in … Read more March 2020 Announcements

February 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for February. Friday, February 28 Teaching Talk – Dr. Michelle RobinsonOn Friday, February 28, Dr. Michelle Robinson (Spellman College) will present as part of this semester’s Race and Rhetoric Series, a Teaching Talk titled, “Teaching African American Rhetorics.” The presentation will be … Read more February 2020 Announcements

Job Posting: Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing

The Department of English at Virginia Tech invites applications for a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing, who will teach in and who will contribute to the leadership of a growing, vibrant Composition Program, to begin August 2020. (See §5.1.5 of the Faculty Handbook at https://www.provost.vt.edu/who_we_are/faculty_affairs/faculty_handbook/chapter05.html for information on the rank of Collegiate Professor.) … Read more Job Posting: Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing

CFP: 2019 WSRL Conference at Montana State U, October 25-26, 2019

Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, will host the 2019 Western States Rhetoric
and Literacy Conference, October 25-26, 2019. The conference is themed “Contemplative Rhetorics and Literacies.” Proposals are due no later than Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

CFP: 2019 Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference at James Madison U, November 13-16, 2019

James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will host the 2019 Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference, November 13-16, 2019. The conference is themed “Redefining Feminist Activism.” The proposal system is open through Friday, February 1, 2019.

CFP: 2019 CCCC Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference at Old Dominion U, May 30-31, 2019

Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., will host at 2019 CCCC Summer Conference, May 30-31. The conference is themed “Attending to Transfer;” keynote will be Dr. Jessie Moore from Elon University. The proposal system is open through Saturday, February 9, 2019.

2019 Spilman Symposium at VMI

The 2019 Spilman Symposium on Issues in Teaching Writing will be held on the campus of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA, located approximately 90 minutes northeast of Blacksburg, on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The event features a distinguished lineup of presenters on this year’s theme, Discourse for Democracy: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric for Civic Life.