The 33rd annual Computers and Writing Conference, a national event for educators and graduate students who use computers and networks to teach writing, featuring compelling, relevant research and conceptualizations surrounding rhetoric, writing, and digital communication from respected instructors and academics throughout the country, will be held from June 1-4 at the University of Findlay.
The conference theme is Techne: Creating Spaces of Wonder. The material chosen for inclusion will explore practices that inform pedagogical and scholarly craft, art and disciplinary trends. Specifically, presentations will emphasize the interplay of multimodal physical and digital spaces, and how composing in these environments creates opportunities for wondering (potential, curiosity and reflection), and wonder (awe interest and marvel).
“The Computers and Writing community is welcoming and engages in such interesting work that I have always enjoyed attending. We are very pleased to host the conference this year and hope that our local UF community will take advantage of the wide range of scholars who will visit the campus,” said Dr. Elkie Burnside
Keynote speakers will include Susan Delagrange, Ph.D., an associate professor of English in the Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy Program at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, where she also serves as assistant dean; James Porter, Ph.D., Department of English professor at the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies at Miami University, where he has served as director of composition studies and as director of the English language program for international students; and Will Hillenbrand, a celebrated author and illustrator whose published works include more than 60 books for young readers.
This shortlist of presentations represents the diversity and engaging subject matter the conference will offer:
- “When You Find a Great Meme to Post for Your Assignment: Tumblr as a Multimodal Writing and Community Space in the Composition Classroom” ‘
- “We Wrote an E-Book (In First-Year Composition!) and Your Students Can Too”
- “Writing on Virtual Space: Using Digital Humanities Methods to Tell Marginalized Histories”
- “Sounding It Out: Audio Production as Scholarship”
- “Teaching with the NYT: Explorations in the Unexpected”
- “Service Learning/Civic Engagement: Hashtags, Archives, and Cultural Techniques of Activists
The conference is being organized by Elkie Burnside, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at UF. For additional information, she can be contacted at 419-434-5572 and at email@example.com.