4th International Conference on Writing Research

Writing Research Across Borders II

February 17-20, 2011
George Mason University
Washington D.C./Northern Virginia


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Deadline February 14

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Writing Research Across Borders Conference Volume

Call for Papers

As with the previous Writing Research Across Borders Conference which resulted in the volume Traditions of Writing Research (Routledge 2009), we are planning for a volume of selected papers to come from the February 2011 conference, tentatively titled New Directions in International Writing Research. This will NOT be a Proceedings, but will be a fully refereed volume of full papers based on a small selection of the many papers that will be delivered here.

This time we have arranged for a joint publication between Parlor Press and the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse. Parlor Press is a leading print and digital publisher for writing and composition studies in the U.S. and the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse is the leading global resource for open access electronic publications in writing studies and writing across the curriculum. This arrangement will allow for two editions: a traditional print book and an open access online version. All authors will receive bound copies; bound copies will also be available for purchase. At the same time, the online version will be open to all conference participants and all scholars globally.

In this volume we seek to represent the great variety of empirically grounded and conceptually focused work presented at the conference from different research traditions and different regions. We will be selecting papers that present new research results as well as ones that present overviews of work from a region or an extended group of researchers engaged in related research programs. In examining the trajectories of many kinds of current work, we hope to provide the bases for cross-paradigm discussions and indicate directions of where research is going.

In preparing your manuscript please be aware that this volume will be having global distribution. Readers may not be aware of the educational and institutional contexts that are being researched nor of the intellectual and empirical traditions out of which the work arises, so please be explicit about relevant contexts.

In order for your paper to be considered for this volume, we will need:

* a completed, previously unpublished manuscript,
* that is no longer than 5000 words, not including works cited,
* and that follows APA (American Psychological Association) reference style.

To help us keep track of the submissions, please do the following:

* Submit the manuscript an attachment by email to volume@education.ucsb.edu .
* The subject line should read "Conference Volume Submission".
* The file should be in Microsoft Word format, PDF FORMAT or Plain Text format.
* Title the file with your last name and conference paper in this format: Name_Conference_Paper.
* Submit by Monday, February 14, 2011, midnight Pacific time.

Yours truly,

Volume Editors:

Charles Bazerman
Chris Dean
Karen Lunsford
Suzie Null
Paul Rogers
Amanda Stansell
Terry Zawacki



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