Thomas R. Watson Conference - hosted by the Department of English
Working English in Rhetoric and Composition:
Global-Local Contexts, Commitments, Consequences
The 2010 Watson Conference explores the multiple meanings of the term work and English arising out of global-local exchanges (linguistic, economic, cultural, as well as geopolitical). We address questions such as: How might we work English (that is, employ, construct, and redesign it) in the process of learning and using it? How might rhetoric and composition disrupt binaries such as langue/parole, global/local, native/foreign, standard/dialect, spoken/written, official/vernacular, private/public, and functional/critical literacy?