We started by discussing what we're each interested in proposing for CCCC. We offered some potential sources for one another and asked questions to try to help each other hone in on specific approaches. Dan brought up that Bronwyn and a lot of Bronwyn-ites suggest that there's no need to include a bunch of other people's research in the proposal (grad student throat-clearing, Bronwyn has called it), but rather only rely on this if there's one or two main people you're dealing with or using as a platform for your presentation. As far as including the theme (risk and reward) in the proposal, only include it if it fits well and is already part of your project, if not don't shoe-horn it in.

We also talked about what we have been reading so far and where we want to be in reading or projects by the end of the week.

Then we shat on the GRE for a little while.