New York University • October 23-24, 2020

ReVision & ReForm:

Teaching Writing Across Borders

Keynote address by Professor Suresh Canagarajah


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Faced with a pandemic, continued injustice against Black lives, and an uncertain election year, we're eager to come together October 23-24, 2020 with you, our first-year writing colleagues from around the world, to discuss and develop antiracist, inclusive, equitable education that travels across borders.

We'll launch our two-day event, via Zoom, at 10 am on Friday, October 23 with Professor Suresh Canagarajah's keynote address: "Teaching Writing Across Borders: A Tragedy in Four Acts." We hope that panelists and participants will participate in the full two-day symposium where respected and inspiring colleagues present on topics such as "Writing at the Heart," "Translingual Pedagogies," "The Question of the Self," "Social Justice," and "Play." Between sessions, we'll make use of Breakout Rooms for "Virtual Coffee," where you can join folks from around the world to hash out the big questions (when will it end?!?) and the small ones (how do you comment on grammar?). We're also excited to announce that our Student Ambassadors will host a reading of student work the evening of the 23rd. For those unable to attend the entirety of the conference, sessions will be recorded and made available via a password-protected site.

Please click on the registration link above if you'd like to join us. We look forward to convening!

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An international symposium hosted by the NYU Expository Writing Program, NYU Abu Dhabi, and the NYU Department of English, ReVision & ReForm: Teaching Writing Across Borders will bring together writing faculty, program administrators, and scholars from across disciplines—and across the globe—to discuss how we might better align writing pedagogies with the ethical and political realities of writing in the 21st century. A keynote address will be delivered by Professor Suresh Canagarajah, the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

If you have questions, please contact us: nyu2020symposium@gmail.com.