Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 18th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric is welcoming proposals in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, history, anthropology, and other related fields. Please view the Call for Papers for more information on how to submit a proposal.
The theme of this year's conference is "The Evolution of Text: Navigating the Transformations in English, Literature, and Rhetoric." The event is scheduled for March 7th through 9th at the Administration building on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus (map).
This year's keynote speakers include Troy Boone of the University of Pittsburg and Rebecca Black of the University of California, Irvine.
Rebecca Black is an associate professor of Language, Literacy, and Technology in the Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2006 and her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her research interests center on how young people, particularly Englishl anguage learners, are using new technologies to learn, create, and communicate. Her most recent project, funded by the National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation, explores the affordances and constraints for learning and development in virtual worlds for young children, with a particular emphasis on how such spaces provide opportunities for literacy development.
The Flyer for the 2013 PacRim Conference.
Podcasts from the 2012 PacRim Conference
All the 2012 sessions are available as a category at:
March 9th 2012
March 10th 2012
Session 4: Challenging Perspectives