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Cavalier Writing and Literature of English instructors

5th Annual Conference
April 12, 2019

THEME: VOICES = Expression · Diversity · Identity

The 5th Annual Cavalier Conference on Writing and Literature for secondary and postsecondary English instructors will again be offered at Johnson County Community College, and the Department of English. JCCC is located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City.


VOICES Theme for 5th Annual Conference

This one-day conference will focus on voices of expression, diversity and identity including:

  • Developing voice in composition
  • Understanding new media’s effects on voice
  • Exploring interactions of voice and transfer
  • Promoting a diversity of voices in the classroom

This year’s conference will feature more than 20 different presentations and panel discussions from instructors at regional high schools, community colleges, and universities.

Keynote Speaker is Kathleen Blake Yancey

Professor Yancey’s research focuses on composition studies, students' transfer of writing knowledge and practice, creative nonfiction, cultural studies of everyday writing, writing assessment, and the intersections of culture, literacy and technologies.