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Cavalier Writing and Literature of English instructors

6th Annual Conference
(Re)Imagining: Canon, Composition, Culture

The 6th 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.


This one-day conference will focus on (Re)Imagining: Canon, Composition, Culture

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 Adam Banks

Banks is a Professor of Education at Stanford University. 
Adam Banks Bio
Committed teacher. Midnight believer. A slow jam in a hip-hop world.

Adam Banks says his scholarship lies at the intersections of writing, rhetoric and technology issues. His specialized interests include African American rhetoric, community literacy, digital rhetoric and digital humanities.

In 2015, Banks gave the Chair’s Address at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Tampa, Florida. That talk, titled “Ain’t No Walls Behind the Sky, Baby! Funk, Flight, Freedom,” is available online in both video and print formats.

Banks is the author of “Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age” and is currently working on a new project titled “Technologizing Funk/Funkin Technology: Critical Digital Literacies and the Trope of the Talking Book.”