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  • The BRAWN Summer Institute

    BRAWN is pleased to announce its
    8th Annual Summer Institute

    Friday, June 7 to Saturday, June 8, 2019

    Boston College

    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    Keynote Speakers

    Jessica Restaino, Montclair University

    Feminist Rhetoric and Ethics of Care

    Keynote Panel

    Microhistories of Composition Studies

    Brief but Spectacular Takes on Key Moments in Rhet-Comp

    Conference Organizer

    Paula Mathieu, Boston College (

    And the BRAWN Advisory Board

    This is a free, two-day professional development seminar, open by application to teachers and scholars of writing at any institution of higher education in the Boston Area.

    The Summer Institute is geared toward Boston-area instructors whose primary focus is teaching college writing. First-time participants, graduate-student teachers, and part-time instructors are encouraged to apply. The two days will include interactive, hands-on workshops facilitated by local composition scholars with readings distributed in advance. Participants will choose specific workshops to attend, in addition to the keynote addresses, a BRAWN general meeting, and time for informal conversation and socializing.

    The Institute will be limited to 60 participants. Meals (morning coffee/tea, lunches, and a Friday evening reception) and all Institute readings are included free of charge. Priority will be given to applicants who plan to attend both days.

    To apply, please complete the application form (all fields are required).
    Applications will open March 2. Deadline for applications is March 31.
    Participants will be notified of acceptance by April 30.

    Questions? Email