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ATTW 2006 Conference c4p

I'm forwarding this call for papers on behalf of Brent Faber, the 2006 conference chair.
Call for Papers, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, 9th Annual Conference

Proposals due: October 28, 2005

Wednesday, March 22, 2005, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the 2005 CCCC Annual Convention (March 22-25) Chicago, Illinois

Texts/Technology
Conference theme: Technology as Text
This year's conference will explore our field's unique relationships with technology. We will explore and examine new research, teaching methods, workplace practices, and administrative activities that inform and teach us about new, current, and past technologies.

CFP: Image Events (collection)

Posting for Joe Wilferth, a colleague here at UTC . . . .

Call for Papers

Image Events: From Theory to Action
Eds. Joe Wilferth and Kevin DeLuca

In a world awash in images, in a culture wherein images constitute the most influential form of public discourse, constructing image events (namely staged acts of protest designed for media dissemination) has become a crucial rhetorical strategy for corporate hegemony and citizen resistance. Such events, as has been demonstrated by Greenpeace, by PETA, by the Truth campaign against big tobacco and so many more, aim to heighten public awareness and affect cultural or mainstream ideographs.

The Instutitue for the Future of the Book

On 10 December, Bob Stein announced the "soft launch" of the Web site for The Institute for the Future of the Book, which is funded by The Macarthur Foundation, The Mellon Foundation, The Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California, and Columbia University.

From their Web site:

"The mission of the Institute for the Future of the Book is to play an important role in developing the form and function of books in the digital era.

The institute will be a place where artists, scholars, and technologists collaborate to address a broad range of questions, such as:

Call for Papers: Global Technical Communication

Got this in my inbox today:

Given the global nature of the business world, technical communicators
now frequently find themselves immersed in a global context, with their
work crossing boundaries of culture and languages, values and
practices. Technical communicators bridge a range of cultural
differences, and such embeddedness in the global workplace brings a
crucial set of issues and problems. To develop better understanding of
the challenges raised by this phenomenon, the NCTE Committee on
Technical and Scientific Communication is developing a collection of
essays on Global Technical Communication, edited by Carol Lipson and

WPA 2005

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is having its Summer Workshop, Institute, and Conference July 3-10 at the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Topics to be covered include:

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