LACC 2017

LACC 2017: “Writing in the 21st Century and Beyond: Cross-Disciplinary
Approaches to College Writing”

The Louisiana Association of College Composition Conference 2017 is scheduled
for Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at South
Louisiana Community College in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Call for Papers, Panels and Workshop Proposals / Deadline: Sept. 9th, 2017

The guest speaker is Dr. Rita Costello. Dr. Costello is the Director of Freshman and Sophomore English at McNeese State in Louisiana and co-Editor of the anthology Bend Don't Shatter. She received her BFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, an MFA from Wichita State University in Kansas and a Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  She teaches Composition pedagogy and literature courses on the graphic novel, drama, and women's studies. Dr. Costello's articles have appeared in publications such as Western Literary Studies: Traditions, Trends, and Topics, and in the journal Interdisciplinary Humanities. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appeared in journals such as: Glimmer TrainACMFeminist StudiesHawai'i ReviewIlluminations, Louisiana LiteratureThe Baltimore Review, and Green Mountains Review; her poetry has been included in anthologies such as: Red, White & Blues: Poetic Vistas on the Promise of AmericaMischiefCaprice & Other Poetic Strategies, and Only Connect.

Our Conference theme this year is “Writing in the 21st Century and Beyond:
Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to College Writing.”

We invite proposals for papers, panels and workshops that address the
challenges and issues in college composition and incorporate cross-discipline
approaches in teaching writing.  Possible panel and papers might address
questions and topics such as:

What does a 21st century writing pedagogy look like? What should writing
instructors consider in the design of their course, and also facilitate
student engagement and motivation? What principals and methods should
instructors consider in contemporary writing pedagogy and practice?

Paper and panel topics should address cross-discipline approaches to teaching
writing or concerned with college composition pedagogy that incorporate
disciplines such as contemporary literature, science, philosophy, popular
culture, music, art, current events, technology, or social media, or address
writing concerns outside of traditional composition and English courses.

All workshop proposals and topics are welcomed especially workshops that
address: Developmental writing, ESL, non-traditional students, technology,
creative learning, new curriculum models, and innovative methods and
practices in college writing.

Fiction and poetry submissions are also encouraged.

Proposals for fiction and poetry should include: your name, brief bio, name
of institution or affiliation, contact information, and include a sample of
work (Fiction 250-300 words; Poetry 1-2 poems).

Paper proposals should include: your name, brief bio, name of institution or
affiliation, contact email, title of paper, and an abstract between 75-150

Panel proposals should include: name of panel chair, brief bio, name of
institution or affiliation, and panel topic proposal and 3-5 panelists.

For panel proposals, fiction and poetry submissions please email Mary

For paper proposals please email Ken Anderson:

For conference questions please email Mary Patrick:

Please register at the LACC Website: