CAll for submissions || CASDW Dissertation Award

CASDW 2014 PhD Dissertation Award: Call-for-submissions

The CASDW annual Dissertation Award recognizes the most outstanding PhD dissertation in Writing Studies, Discourse Studies, Rhetoric, or a cognate field for the preceding year. 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, 2014, and December 31, 2014. An announcement of the winning dissertation will be made at the CASDW Annual General Meeting.

The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2015. The assessment criteria for the award are the following: (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 should send the following items to each member of the selection committee listed below: a pdf file containing the thesis, a CV, and a cover sheet with the applicant’s full name, citizenship, institution and degree program, and contact information for their primary supervisor.

  • Kathryn Alexander ‎ []‎
  • Jay Dolmage []‎
  • Sarah King []

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