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Karen Mitchell Speaks at National Convention

English faculty Karen Mitchell presented a paper at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in March.

During the session, “Testing and Transgressing Borders: Defining Citizenship in Acts of Literacy and Rhetoric,” Mitchell presented “’What of the Partition [?]’: Expanding Notions of Citizenship in Women’s Multigenre Auto/Biography.” The panel explored the ways in which literacy and rhetoric become important tropes to describe a person’s relationship to the nation.

Each year the CCCC Convention draws college faculty members from around the world. They gather to hear awardwinning keynote speakers, attend presentations by colleagues on the latest innovations in education, and network to gain knowledge of best practices in the field. The 2009 CCCC Convention was held March 11-14, 2009, in San Francisco, CA.


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