Does writing across disciplinary differences risk writing over other kinds of differences? IWAC 2016 focused on situating the cross-disciplinarity of WAC/WID within a pedagogy of inclusivity by asking how our pedagogy can broaden ideas of difference within and beyond the classroom to include social, cultural, linguistic, modal, and media differences, among others. In WAC/WID scholarship, writing ideally circulates among these differences, establishes connections and highlights points of conflict, and potentially situates WAC/WID scholars and teachers as agents of change. We welcome proposals that explore ways in which WAC/WID can promote a dialogue on difference and inclusivity and encourage representatives of different WAC/WID populations to offer their multiple voices and perspectives on WAC/WID.
The Thirteenth International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference was held on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on June 23 through 25, 2016. The conference was organized by Anne Ruggles Gere, Raymond McDaniel, Shelley Manis, Christine Modey, Simone Sessolo, and Naomi Silver and hosted by the Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing.