CFP for “Burke-Shop” Mini-Conference at CCCC (deadline January 31, 2016)

Please share this CFP with your students (graduate and undergraduate), and please consider applying yourself if you are not yet in a tenure-track position. Last year's KB mini-conference at CCCC was incredibly productive.


The Kenneth Burke Society will host a "Burke Shop" mini-conference during a Special Interest Group meeting during the upcoming Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention on April 7, 2016 in Houston, Texas (

We invite proposals for 4-minute presentations, which identify uncharted or otherwise innovative areas of Kenneth Burke scholarship and interest. We especially encourage submissions from prospective graduate students, MA/PhD students, doctoral candidates, post-docs, lecturers, and other researchers not yet in a tenure-track position. Multidisciplinary and creative projects are welcome.

These 4-minute presentations will receive focused feedback from fellow attendees and will be listed on a mini-conference program, which will appear in the "Happenings" section of the KB Journal website (but will not appear on the CCCC program). Additionally, presenters will be encouraged to submit revised mini-projects for consideration in the online KB Journal (which has no minimum word-count requirement for submissions).

Time and Place: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas. All presenters and attendees must register for the CCCC Convention ( and for KBS membership (

Submission Guidelines: Email submissions to no later than SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016. In your submission email, include your name, current institution affiliation, academic status (pre-grad school, MA/PhD student/post-doc, lecturer, etc.), preferred email address, a proposed title for your presentation or project, and a 250-word abstract (i.e. about the size of this CFP). Abstracts will be blindly reviewed by a small handful of KBS members. Everyone who emails a proposal by the deadline will be notified regarding acceptance by February 28, 2016.