Call for Proposals
Extended deadline for submission: 18 February 2013
Writing initiatives across Europe and beyond have grown out of two traditions: writing in the mother tongue and writing in a second or other language, usually English. Writing pedagogies, research, practices and institutional policies are inevitably influenced and shaped by the interplay of the growth of English as the lingua franca of academe and the desire of other societies and cultures to preserve their own identity. Identifying and understanding the differences, similarities, conflicts and opportunities for cross-fertilisation and synthesis between these two strands of writing teaching forms the theme for the seventh EATAW Conference.
We welcome contributions that address any topics related to the conference theme. The principal suggested areas are outlined below, but we are happy to consider other suggestions.
Quality of Contributions
Types of Contribution
The standard length for presentations will be 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion). Presenters are expected to present in a vivid and comprehensible way and to make their contribution an appropriate basis for discussion with a culturally diverse, international audience.
Participant-centred workshops should offer practical/experiential activities and discussion. Workshops will last 70 minutes. Workshops should not be seen as 'long presentations', but should actively involve the audience in writing activities, discussions and an exchange of experiences.
Within 70 minutes, three or four contributors will discuss a common subject under the guidance of a chair person (maximum 60 minutes). There should be at least 10 minutes for audience questions and discussion. Round-table discussions should be jointly proposed in a single abstract form.
Within 100 minutes, three or four contributors present related subjects and discuss them with the audience guided by a chair person (60 minutes presentation, discussion time 40 minutes). Authors wishing to submit papers as a symposium must complete a single abstract form, giving a brief outline of each of the presentations and how they link together. One person should be nominated as the main correspondent. Note: 100 minute slots for symposia are only available on the afternoon of the second day. All contributors must be available on that day at that time.
Other forms of contribution
If you would like to work on a subject in another way than the suggested contribution types above, please do not hesitate to contact the conference organisation team. We will support you to find an adequate setting for your special interest.
The conference language will be English. All conference correspondence, all official announcements prior to and during the conference, all keynote presentations, the EATAW meeting and other plenary events will be held in English. There will be no translation or interpreting service. Participants are expected to have sufficient competence in English to participate receptively in all conference events.
Presentations/Workshops/Round-table discussions in French and German
Please note that many abstracts are rejected on first draft because they are poorly written. To save yourself and the organizing committee time and energy, please read and follow the guidelines for writing abstracts.