Write Now: Teaching First-Year Writing in the Multilingual Classroom

Due Date: 03-01-2023

For a volume that will be both a practical and a theoretical handbook for writing teachers, we seek essays that focus on a specific syllabus or set of assignments. Our goal is to create a volume that will present the theoretical context for “what works” in a multilingual first-year composition classroom; it is our expectation that the volume will thus be of use not only for individual faculty members in their own teaching but also for anyone doing teacher training or who has an interest in how to diversify their syllabi more generally.

Essays will serve as meta-commentary on the practical document and might focus on such topics as linguistic and cultural diversity in the classroom, choice of readings, shaping of assignments, demographic research, linguistics, educational histories, the position of writing studies within the university, diversity and access, and so on.

The completed volume will include contributors from writing programs around the world and will invite readers into the ongoing scholarly and pedagogical discussion about multilingual education.

Our hope is that this volume will not only contribute to writing studies as a field of research but would also be a useful handbook for anyone teaching composition, whether at Queens College or Ashoka University or New York University Shanghai.

At this stage, please submit your syllabus and a one-page essay proposal to Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2023. Selected contributors will be invited to attend a hybrid discussion and essay development event at New York University Abu Dhabi in May 2023. For more information, visit