The CASDW Annual Award for the Best Article or Chapter in Writing and Discourse Studies
Congratulations to the winners of CASDW’s Best Article or Chapter in Writing and Discourse Studies for 2019:
Fogarty-Bourget, C. G., Artemeva, N., & Fox, J. (2019). Gestural silence: An engagement device in the multimodal genre of the chalk talk lecture. In C.S. Guinda (Ed.), Engagement in professional genres (pp. 277-295). Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.
Rachul, C. (2019). Digesting data: Tracing the chromosomal imprint of scientific evidence through the development and use of Canadian dietary guidelines. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 33(1), 26-59.
Fogarty-Bourget, Artemeva, and Fox’s chapter, which used a joint multimodal and genre studies framework to explore “gestural silences” in mathematics teaching was an original and compelling contribution to writing and discourse theory and pedagogy.
Rachul’s article, which explores the genre of Canada’s Food Guide, offers an innovative hybrid genre and multimodal approach to document analysis. Writing specialists, especially those in medical and health rhetoric, should find this article holds meaningful implications for how health and science knowledge is mobilized in an everyday genre like the Food Guide. The innovative topics and scholarly rigour of these two publications, delivered in engaging and eloquent writing styles, impressed the committee.
Dunbar, L. (2019). Cross-border teaching experiences in Canada and the US: A writing teacher reflects. Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing, 29, 173-183.
The committee would like to recognize Dunbar’s autobiographical article tracing her experiences in Canadian and American Writing Centres. In a compelling and engaging discussion, Dunbar offers valuable insights into how issues in writing centres and writing programs transcend national borders, while also pointing to how these issues are realized and addressed in Canadian and American contexts.
All of this year’s submissions were strong and highlighted the innovative and high-quality inquiry published by CASDW members in 2019.