Full CASDW 2018 Program

Full CASDW 2018 Program

The 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing l’Association canadienne de rédactologie (CASDW/ACR)

The Diversity of Writing and Discourse

University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

May 26 – May 28, 2018

Summary of Key Events

Saturday, May 26   

  • 9:00 am     Welcome reception: coffee and light breakfast
  • 9:30 am     Presentations
  • 11:00 am   Coffee break
  • 11:30 am   Presentations
  • 1:00 pm     Lunch on your own
  • 2:30 pm     Presentations
  • 6:00 pm     CASDW Social at Nest Piano Bar

Sunday, May 27

  • 8:30 am     Coffee and snacks
  • 9:00 am     Keynote: Paula Mathieu
  • 10 am        Coffee break
  • 10:30 am   Presentations
  • 12:00 pm   Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 pm     Joint session with ACCUTE for grad students
  • 2:00 pm     Presentations
  • 5:00 pm     President’s Reception CK122

Monday, May 28

  • 8:30 am     Coffee and light breakfast
  • 9:00 am     Closing Plenary: Joel Heng Hartse
  • 10:00 am   Coffee break
  • 10:30 am   Annual General Meeting of CASDW All welcome

Full CASDW 2018 Program

Job Opportunity: Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia

New Special Section of CJSDW/R

A new special section of Vol. 28 of  the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie has just been published, titled “Play, Visual Strategies and Innovative Approaches to Graduate Student Writing Development,” edited by Britt Amell and Cecile Badenhorst. This section comprises eight pieces by contributors from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Thailand.

To read these papers, please visit the CJSDW/R website

Call for Nominations: CASDW Award for Best Dissertation

The Joan Pavelich CASDW Annual Award for the Best Dissertation in Writing and Discourse Studies recognizes an outstanding PhD dissertation in Writing Studies, Discourse Studies, Rhetoric, or a cognate field for 2017. The award will be given to a student in a Canadian university or to a Canadian student studying outside Canada. To be eligible, dissertations must have been defended between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. An announcement of the winning dissertation will be made at the CASDW Annual Conference. Nominees do not need to be CASDW members, and self-nominations are accepted.

The award includes a prize of $100 and a one-year free CASDW membership for the following year.

The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2018. The assessment criteria for the award are as follows: (1) the overall quality of the writing and thinking; (2) the significance of the question(s) addressed in the research; (3) the importance of the new knowledge presented in the thesis; and (3) and methodological rigour and/or innovation.

Applicants/nominators should send the following items to each member of the selection committee listed below: a PDF file containing the dissertation (or a link to an online repository), a CV, and a cover sheet with the applicant’s full name, citizenship, institution and degree program, and contact information for their primary supervisor.

Rachael Cayley

Shurli Makmillen

Graham Smart

Call for Nominations: CASDW Award for Best Article

The CASDW Annual Award for the Best Article or Chapter in Writing and Discourse Studies recognizes the best journal article or book chapter published during the 2017 calendar year by a CASDW member. Co-authored articles or chapters will be eligible as long as one of the authors is a CASDW member.

The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2018. The winner of the award will be announced at the CASDW Annual Conference.  Authors are invited to nominate their own publications as well as those of other CASDW members. In order to be eligible, nominees must have been CASDW members in both 2017 and 2018.

The assessment criteria for the award are as follows: (1) the overall quality of the writing and thinking; (2) the significance of the question(s) addressed in the research; (3) the importance of the new knowledge presented in the article; and (3) and methodological rigour and/or innovation.

The award includes a prize of $100 and a one-year CASDW membership for the following year.

Applicant/nominees should send a PDF of the journal article or book chapter, as well as a complete reference, to the committee listed below:

Ros Woodhouse

Sarah Banting

Margaret Clow Bohan 

Branka Milenkovic