These lists should not be considered all-inconclusive. This page is (always) under construction. I hope you will join me in tracking down and adding resources!

Assignment Resources:

Mock Interview Seminar (11/5, 12:30-2:30 pm,10% of course grade)

Area 1: Where do you want to go? How will you get there?  (due 9/5, 20%)

Area 2: Getting to know the field 
(Note change in ordering and due dates since syllabus. I reversed parts 1 and 2.)

Area 3: On Research and Writing

  • Part 1: Research Proposal (due 10/17, 5%)
  • Part 2: Conference Proposal (due 10/24 11/14, 5%):
    • Write a proposal to an academic or professional conference, chosen by you for its suitability for the work proposed. The length of the proposal will be determined by the CFP (call for papers). Attach a copy of the CFP to your proposal when you hand it in.
      • You do not have to actually submit to this conference. You will, however, actually write this conference paper and create whatever supporting documents are necessary for presenting this work during our final exam period. This work will also form the centerpiece of your final portfolio, so be sure to document your research and writing processes as you go; you may want that process material available for your portfolio as well.
  • Part 3: Annotated Bibliography (due 11/14, 10%): See the 10/10 class plan for resources.
    • Write an critical annotated bibliography, organized around the research question(s) at the heart of your proposed conference presentation. You must include a variety of source types a minimum of 12 relevant, high quality sources, representing a range of perspectives and including both expository and argumentative genres.  For each source, create an academic-styled works cited entry (using the style appropriate to the discipline and audience of the intended work) and compose a summary and evaluation of the source. Include a critical narrative of your findings. This may be a stand-alone document, or may be structured as a critical introduction to thematic sections of the bibliography (or…. other, as suits your findings and purpose).

Final Project: Professional Portfolio (30%, due during final exam period)

  • This will include your conference paper and presentation materials (you will deliver the presentation itself during the final exam period), your annotated bibliography (which you may choose to revise for inclusion), as well as your c.v., a research précis (or statement of professional interests, depending on your path), and a reflection/cover letter. You *may* choose to include other artifacts (from this, for other classes taken this term). All items included should be chosen should be addressed in the cover letter.

Calls for Papers:

Campus Resources:

  • let’s find them!


Forms (See also ESFL Forms | Graduate School Forms)

Funding Resources:



Miscellaneous (help me add to this so I can figure out its category 🙂

Social Media Tips:

  • follow #WPAL
  • Binders of Women Writers (Facebook, secret group, ask Em for invite)
  • nextGEN*
  • Follow orgs of interest: NCTE, CCCC, journals you like, writers/academics you like….
  • @MandyRhae
  • Lego Grad Student


12 thoughts on “Resources”

  1. Journal of Creative Writing Studies

    Creative Writing in Academia blog:

    What can Academic Writers learn from Creative Writers:

    Click to access bb54ae732b32a7d2ef2d145cf27a6214cf23.pdf

    A Conversation About Creative Writing Pedagogy: Where Are We Going Next?:

    7 Things Every Writer Should Know about Linguistics:


  2. College English (
    College English is the professional journal for the college scholar-teacher. CE publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy, and professional issues related to the teaching of English.

    Feminist Formation (
    Feminist Formations seeks robust feminist scholarship, visual art, and poetry that can inspire incisive and politically meaningful analyses and action.

    Algeo, John & Carmen Acevedo Butcher. 2014. The origins and the development of the English language. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

    A Guide to Composition Pedagogies. Eds. Gary Tate, Amy Rupiper Taggart, Kurt Schick, and H. Brooke Hessler. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.


  3. Offers conference info, jobs in the field, lots of literature, and a forum for questions. Blurb: “The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics students and faculty.”


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