Overview

Responsivity: Defining, Encouraging, Enacting

The 2014 Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and composition will take place at the University of Louisivlle October 16-18, 2014. The conference theme is "Responsivity: Defining, Encouraging, Enacting."

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University of Louisville

Watson Conference
Department of English
315 Bingham Humanities
2211 South Brook Street,
Louisville, KY 40292

 

Past Conferences

Watson Visiting Professors

The endowment provides for a distinguished visiting professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the years between conferences. Past visiting professors are:

  • Charles Bazerman - 1997
  • George Hillocks - 1999
  • Cheryl Geisler - 2001
  • Cynthia Selfe - 2003
  • Deborah Brandt - 2006
  • Keith Gilyard - 2007
  • Marilyn Cooper - 2010
  • Carolyn Miller - 2013

Conference Themes

  • Multiple Literacies of the Twenty-First Century - 1998
  • Labor, Writing Technologies, and the Shaping of Composition in the Academy - 2000
  • Composing Identities - 2002
  • Writing at the Center - 2004
  • Narrative Knowledge/Narrative Action - 2006
  • The New Work of Composing - 2008
  • Working English in Rhetoric and Composition: Global-Local Contexts, Commitments, Consequences - 2010
  • Economies of Writing - 2012
  • Responsivity: Defining, Encouraging, Enacting - 2014

Doctoral students at the University of Louisville can thus expect to study with at least two visiting professors and to participate in two international conferences on Rhetoric and Composition during their tenure in the program.

 

Archives:

2012 Conference

2011 Symposium Papers

2010 Conference