The brief proposal should describe a research project you would be interested in sharing with other facilitators and participants. It can be completed or in process. By research, we mean a project with a focused research question, an identified methodology (qualitative or quantitative; ethnographic, historical, discourse analysis, corpus analysis, etc), and the collection of data in some form.
The project should be "international" for a U.S. audience, by which we mean (only for the purposes of this U.S. call!!) carried out by either scholars in countries other than the U.S., or scholars collaborating deeply across borders, including U.S. borders, in any language. Your role in the workshop would be to provide a draft text about the research by the end of December 2016, to read the other facilitators’ texts before attending the CCCC conference, and to participate in the day-long workshop by leading a discussion about your project and participating in discussions of a subset of others’ projects. A copy of last year’s (2016) workshop proposal is attached here, to give you an idea of what the overall proposal will look like. We've included the titles from last year’s workshop to give you an idea of the kinds of work we’ve exchanged in past sessions.
We will send out a draft of the 2017 overall proposal when you send in your project description. You will be welcome to suggest changes to the overall proposal at that point. You may notice that the proposal is written with a U.S. readership in mind--this is because the proposal review committee is comprised primarily of U.S. scholars. We seek to convince this audience that many CCCC attendees have much to learn from writing research in traditions other than the ones they find most familiar--that writing research needs multiple perspectives from multiple contexts and traditions. We also know how critical it is for all scholars to be directly engaged with projects and research models from multiple research traditions.
Please submit your proposal by May 2nd to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCCC2017.
This proposal can be quite informal (it serves to help us determine appropriate projects, and only the title will appear in the program), so please feel free to send something along even if you feel it’s not quite fully worked out. Do keep a copy for yourself, as the survey collector will not send a copy back to you. We strongly encourage you to submit a proposal to the CCCC as individual presenters, as well. The CCCC format does allow individuals to present at both a workshop and a concurrent session (it does not allow individuals to present at more than one concurrent session).