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Call for Submissions
2011 Conference Proceedings
Deadline: September 15, 2011

Carter, Shannon and Deborah Mutnick, Guest Editors. Community Literacy Journal Special Issue. Volume 7, Issue 1 (Fall 2012). 

We invite submissions for an edited collection of scholarly essays drawn from presentations addressing the theme of the 2011 conference, Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here (see CFP).  We seek essays that explore tensions between rhetorical constructs like public and private (Welch, Living Room, 2008), local and global (Gold, Rhetoric at the Margins, 2008), here and there, us and them (Duffy, Writing From These Roots, 2007).  We are especially interested in drawing together projects that foreground the practical, theoretical, methodological, pedagogical, and/or historical dimensions of our work at local levels--especially with respect to the shifting dimensions of the local rhetorical landscape in an increasingly global world.

The collection will be co-edited by Shannon Carter and Deborah Mutnick and published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Community Literacy Journal.  Submissions should be sent to us electronically as .rtf or .doc attachments to an email.  Send submissions to Shannon_Carter@tamu-commerce.edu and Deborah.mutnick@liu.edu, no later than September 15, 2011.  The co-editors will respond by January 15, 2012 to all submissions, with revised versions of those essays selected for the collection to be submitted April 15, 2012.  Questions and inquiries are also welcome, and should be directed to the co-editors.
Publication of this Community Literacy Journal special issue is slated for September 2012.

Shannon Carter, Shannon_Carter@tamu-commerce.edu
Deborah Mutnick, Deborah.Mutnick@liu.edu


We have received numerous queries from potential contributors who are unable to attend the conference for financial reasons. In recognition of the pressures in the academy and throughout the U.S. economy on working people,  especially graduate students, part-time, and public sector teachers and scholars, we would like to extend the call to those unable to attend the
conference. To that end, we invite short papers (5-10 double spaced pages) imagining, describing, or critiquing local projects that reflect the conference theme for a section to be entitled “Reports from the States.” Deadlines as above.