Rhetoric and Composition

NeMLA welcomes panel proposal submissions on all areas of writing research and instruction, especially (but not exclusively) writing at the college level.

Submissions to the Rhetoric & Composition area may investigate topics such as:

  • Teaching Writing and Rhetoric
  • Writing Program Administration (WPA)
  • Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) or Writing in the Disciplines (WID)
  • Second Language Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Professional and Technical Writing
  • Information Technologies
  • History of Composition
  • Composition Theory
  • Writing Center Pedagogy
  • Service Learning or Community Literacy

Panel proposals submissions in this multi-disciplinary field may also draw on theories, research, and praxis from psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, cognitive psychology, language acquisition research, genre theory, rhetorical theory, and linguistic anthropology.

Please feel to contact the current Area Director for questions, or suggestions on how to move the Professional section at NeMLA forward!

Area Director

Pedagogy and Professionalization Director 2024-2027

Kathleen Kasten-Mutkus

Kathleen Kasten-Mutkus

Rutgers University Libraries