Thomas R. Watson Conference - hosted by the Department of English

When Oct 14, 2010 08:00 AM to
Oct 16, 2010 12:30 PM
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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?

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