WAW 2022 Spring Workshop Series via Zoom


We are pleased to announce the WAW 2022 Spring Workshop series via Zoom. The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for our community to explore WAW-focused literature in a synchronous group setting, both to find practical applications to implement in our teaching and to inform our own WAW projects. Graduate students and faculty within our WAW community select articles and discussion prompts to guide and engage us in conversations. These papers are a starting point to explore and examine one WAW area of scholarship and/or teaching pedagogy, and topics chosen will resonate across WAW experience levels and institutional contexts.

Each event will be facilitated by members of the WAW Standing Group Steering Committee. They will take place on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 EST and can be accessed here:

Zoom Link: https://minotstateu.zoom.us/j/93864261535?pwd=RVpjV05GZlpENVpWYVBab0ErUytZUT09

We hope you consider joining our session; everyone is welcome, whether you are a long-time group member, just joined this year, or are simply WAW-curious. We’ll post more details here as the dates approach.

April 11, 2022: Facilitators: Rebecca Babcock, Samuel Stinson, and John Whicker
Suggested reading:* Whicker, John H, and Samuel Stinson. “Axiology and Transfer in Writing about Writing: Does It Matter Which Way We WAW?” Composition Forum, Vol. 45, Fall 2020.
Link: http://compositionforum.com/issue/45/axiology.php

May 9, 2022: Facilitator: Maria Assif, University of Toronto Scarborough
Suggested reading:* Leonard, Rebecca Lorimer, et al. “English 391ml: Multilingualism and Literacy in Western Mass.” Composition Studies, Vol. 48, Iss. 1, 2020, pp. 103-114.
Link: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1269899.pdf

June 13, 2022: Facilitator: Diana Epelbaum and Judith Benchimol, Marymount Manhattan College
Title: “Writing Identity Blogs” & Equity in the WAW Classroom
Suggested reading:*Gold, David, Jathan Day, and Adrienne E. Raw. “Who’s Afraid of Facebook? A Survey of Students’ Online Writing Practices.” CCC, Vol. 72, Iss. 1, 2020, pp. 4-30.

*The readings are not prerequisites for attendance. Summaries of the article will be provided at the beginning of each session.

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