September 2019 Announcements

Composition Program Teaching TalkMaterials from the Composition Program Teaching Talk on Wednesday, Sept. 11, which consisted of a Pathways Assessment refresher and a discussion of Multilingual Writing and ELL Students, are available in the document gallery online: http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/. The CCCC Statement on Second Language Writers and Writing is available at https://cccc.ncte.org/cccc/resources/positions/secondlangwriting. Title IX Presentation and … Read moreSeptember 2019 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 moreJob Posting: Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing

Composition Program – August Announcements and Reminders

Syllabus and Office Hours CollectionWe have syllabi to collect from more than 170 sections of composition this fall, so your timely assistance with this important task will be a great help to us. Please send syllabi and office hours to composition -AT- vt.edu no later than the end of the day on Wednesday, September 4. If you are … Read moreComposition Program – August Announcements and Reminders

Writing and Social Justice Showcase

On Wednesday, May 15, students from ENGL2634: Writing and Social Justice will present their final projects from 10:05 a.m. until 12:05 p.m. in the Newman Library Multipurpose Room. This event welcomes everyone to learn from multimodal presentations and to interact with students about their research activity related to social justice issues this semester. For more … Read moreWriting and Social Justice Showcase

360 Digital Studio in Shanks Hall

The Virginia Tech English Department is pleased to announce that the 360 Digital Studio will be open once again this Spring. The Digital Studio serves students enrolled in any English course who wish to print course-related assignments, create digital projects, or work collaboratively. Notably, it is available to all students enrolled in ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 to … Read more360 Digital Studio in Shanks Hall

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.