2021 Conference Issue

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Call for Papers

Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie (DW/R) will publish a special section of paper from the CWCA/ACCR 2021 conference. Guest editors welcome article submissions from all sessions from the conference. Work that was not presented at the 2021 Conference, but which is closely related to the conference theme, will also be considered for publication.

The CWCA/ACCR 2021 conference, with the theme “Transformative Inclusivity: Social Justice and Writing Centres,” invites us, as writing centre professionals, to discuss our commitment to ensuring accessibility, inclusivity, and democracy in our spaces, our practices, and our research. Submissions considered for publication in the special section may focus on the following: 

  • How does exclusion and injustice affect students, tutors, administrators, and others who occupy our physical, virtual, and scholarly spaces? 
  • How can we proactively address the impacts of racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, xenophobia, and transphobia to most effectively counter systemic injustices? 
  • How can writing centres play a role in building fully accessible learning opportunities that will benefit all students, but especially students who face social barriers? 
  • How can we transform access to our spaces into access to power to transform our spaces (and the world beyond)?

Articles may follow traditional norms of academic discourse, but we also encourage non-traditional submissions that are auto-ethnographical, reflexive, or narrative, along with interviews and snapshots of ongoing research and inquiries. We welcome statements of positionality.

Submission guidelines

Articles will follow the conventions of the DW/R in terms of the inclusion of an abstract and keywords, the use of APA (7th edition), and use of double-spacing. Please see the DW/R website for more information for prospective authors: http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/announcement/view/6

All articles must be formatted in Word and submitted via the DW/R website (http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/about/submissions) by August 30th, 2021.

Articles will be screened by the special section guest editors and then submitted to a double-blind review process. 

For more information, prospective authors may contact guest editors Vidya Natarajan and Mandy Penny at Vidya.Natarajan@kings.uwo.ca and ageorg8@huron.uwo.ca