Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Call for Papers -- Allerton English Articulation Conference

47th Annual Allerton English Articulation Conference:
Reflection and Renewal
April 20 - 21, 2011
Allerton Park and Retreat Center
Monticello, Illinois

Call for Proposals and Participation

In cooperation with Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming and
the statewide Allerton Planning Committee, NIU's Department of English
is pleased to announce the 47th Allerton English Articulation
Conference, to be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 20-21, 2011.
The Allerton English Articulation Conference, bringing together faculty
from two-year and four-year colleges and universities for discussions
and presentations, will take place at the historic Robert Allerton House
in Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois. In keeping
with Allerton tradition, our two-day format will include plenty of
opportunities for collegiality, entertainment, and woodland walks.
Our theme will be Reflection and Renewal, in the context of
articulation in English Studies at two-year and four-year colleges and
universities. By reflection, we celebrate the value of reflective
practice through writing and speaking about our successes and
challenges, our questions and our suggestions to others. By renewal, we
mean how we rejuvenate and renew ourselves as teachers and writers
through the connections we make with students, colleagues, and wider
discourse communities (e.g., through service learning activities).
Suggested proposal topics include but are not limited to:
* Composition
* Culture and diversity
* English education
* Film
* Genre
* Literature
* Reading communities
* Technology
Rather than formal paper-reading, we envision more informal discussion
and interaction. Building upon the success of previous conferences at
Allerton, we are inviting proposals for both conversation strands and
individual presentations, which we will then group topically into a
series of 50-minute roundtables and panels.
Please email a title and one paragraph abstract of your roundtable or
panel presentation proposal to by February 1,

Join us on Facebook (Friends of Allerton English Conference) for
conference planning updates and to converse with other participants and

We hope you'll join us for convivial, productive conversation as we
celebrate our connections at Allerton House. If you know of colleagues
at your school (or interested high school instructors with an eye toward
college expectations) who might help us shape these discussions, we
would be grateful if you would pass this invitation on to them.
Thanks for your participation. We look forward to seeing you at
Allerton House in April!
Your Allerton Articulation Conference Planning Committee:
John Bennett, Lake Land Community College
Christine Brovelli, North Central College
Suzanne Coffield, Northern Illinois University
Judith Cortelloni, Lincoln College
Michael Day, Northern Illinois University
Bradley Dilger, Western Illinois University
Kathy Ford, Lake Land College
Ellen Franklin, Northern Illinois University
Jack Haines, Joliet Junior College
Rochelle Harden, Parkland College
Spring Hyde, Lincoln College
Jeanne Jakubowski, Northern Illinois University
Sharon McGee, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Jim Nagle, Columbia College Chicago
Janice Neuleib, Illinois State University
Sarah Quirk, Waubonsee Community College
Jan Vander Meer, Northern Illinois University
Joyce Walker, Illinois State University
Ruijie Zhao, Parkland College