The Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce that the 2016 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference will be heldin Ann Arbor. The Call for Proposals will be issued on August 1, 2015, and the deadline for proposals will be . Meanwhile, please save the date and start thinking about how you will address the conference theme of Writing Across Difference.
Writing Across Difference
In our efforts to write across disciplinary differences, do we risk writing over other kinds of differences? This year’s conference will focus on situating the cross-disciplinarity of WAC within a pedagogy of inclusivity. As WAC scholars, our pedagogy can broaden ideas of difference within and beyond the classroom to include social, cultural, linguistic, modal, and media differences, among others. In WAC scholarship writing ideally circulates among these differences, establishing connections and highlighting points of conflict, and potentially situating WAC scholars and teachers as agents of social change. The conference welcomes proposals that explore ways in which WAC can promote a dialogue on difference and inclusivity within our colleges and universities, but also in the broader communities in which we participate. We invite multiple voices and perspectives on WAC today.