Special CFP: Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie

New Deadline: July 17, 2017

Special CFP: Play, visual strategies and innovative approaches to graduate student writing development

The Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie invites submissions on playfulness, visual strategies, and alternative or innovative approaches to graduate student writing development. The deadline for submissions is July 17, 2017.

The guest editors invite submissions that respond to any of the following questions:

  • What alternative or innovative pedagogies inspire graduate students to think deeply about their research and to write with confidence?
  • How might playfulness, visual strategies and alternative or innovative approaches be important for graduate student writing development?
  • What are some challenges with using playful or visual approaches to engaging with writing/stumbling blocks? What are some successes?
  • What strategies or tactics do supervisors, writing centre tutors or teaching assistants use to support post/graduate students with navigating stuck places?
  • While there is a sense that space is important in the pedagogies of research writing literature, how space is conceptualised and applied in the research writing literature is limited. As such, how might an understanding of liminal writing spaces be informed by theories of place, space, and embodiment?

Theoretical and empirical submissions, as well as reflections on practice, are invited.

Please note: The deadline for submissions is July 17, 2017.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should not exceed 9,000 words (including references and appendices), and should be submitted electronically in MSword (.doc or .docx format). Please refer to the APA Handbook (6th edition) for style guidelines. Manuscripts that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered suitable for review. Please note: The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2017. Online submissions are made using a registered account here.

Special Section Editors

Authors are encouraged to email the special section editors with their questions.

Britt Amell, PhD Student, Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies, Carleton University
brittany.amell@carleton.ca

Cecile Badenhorst, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Memorial University
cbadenhorst@mun.ca

Closing Note for CASDW 2017

Message from Boba Samuels, CASDW-ACR President

The Ninth Annual CASDW Conference was a great success! It was wonderful to see so many people at Ryerson this year. Many thanks to everyone who participated, especially those who presented, those who reviewed proposals, those who served on the Executive and on committees this past year, and those who volunteered to take up new positions in our organization.

We look forward to seeing you all in Regina next year!

Welcome Message for CASDW 2017

Message from Boba Samuels, CASDW-ACR President

Welcome, CASDW conference participants! I look forward to welcoming everyone to our 9th Annual CASDW-ACR Conference beginning this Saturday at Ryerson University.

The weather in Toronto this weekend promises to be a mix of sun/cloud/rain with temperatures around 16 degrees C, so come prepared for anything. Please also consider joining us for our annual dinner on Sunday night. Contact Brock MacDonald to arrange payment if you’ve already registered (as you can’t go back into the online registration and add the banquet fee later).

Andrea Williams has been hard at working organizing our sessions and activities. We begin on Saturday morning at 8:45 in the Library (Lib 72). Copies of the agenda for our Annual General Meeting on Monday will be available on Saturday morning. Please plan to attend and shape CASDW into the organization we want and need.

Full CASDW 2017 Program

CASDW Meeting Rooms

Ryerson Campus Map

New: Two-issue Volume on Writing Centres in Canada, Canadian Journal for the Study of Discourse and Writing

The two-issue volume of articles on the history, present, and future of writing centres in Canada is now complete and available on the Canadian Journal for the Study of Discourse and Writing:

http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/issue/view/13

http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/issue/view/66

Contents:

BROMLEY, Pamela. Locating Canadian Writing Centres: An Empirical Investigation. Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, [S.l.], v. 27, p. 24-41, may 2017. ISSN 2292-1591. Available at: <http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/article/view/578>. Date accessed: 17 may 2017.

BYRANT, Katie. Interrogating Conflicting Narratives of Writing in the Academy: A Call for Research. Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, [S.l.], v. 27, p. 13-18, may 2017. ISSN 2292-1591. Available at: <http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/article/view/576>. Date accessed: 17 may 2017.

GILTROW, Janet. Writing at the Centre: A Sketch of the Canadian History. Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, [S.l.], v. 26, p. 11-24, dec. 2016. ISSN 2292-1591. Available at: <http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/article/view/48>. Date accessed: 17 may 2017.

KLOSTERMANN, Janna. Writing on the Ground. Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, [S.l.], v. 27, p. 19-23, may 2017. ISSN 2292-1591. Available at: <http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/article/view/577>. Date accessed: 17 may 2017.

PARÉ, Anthony. The Once and Future Writing Centre: A Reflection and Critique. Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, [S.l.], v. 27, p. 1-8, mar. 2017. ISSN 2292-1591. Available at: <http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/article/view/573>. Date accessed: 17 may 2017.