CFP || Play in Graduate Student Writing, CJSDW

This call for papers considers the use of playful, visual, or otherwise innovative approaches to graduate student writing development. The call is for a special section of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie. Authors are encouraged to email the special  section editors with their questions.

Link to the call in English: http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/announcement/view/8
Link to the call en français: http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw/announcement/view/10

Publications || New from Inkshed

Today Inkshed Publications made a pdf version of Jaqueline McLeod-Rogers’ 1994 book, Two Sides to a Story: Gender Difference in Student Narrative, available here:

http://www.inkshed.ca/blog/inkshed-publications/books/

In her new introduction to that work, McLeod-Rogers reflects on the changes in studies of difference since 1994 and how her work can inform current studies of gender, genre, and method. As a reflective essay, it is worth a read and I hope you’ll give it a few minutes of your time.

We’re continuing to make the backlist available electronically. If you want print copies of books in the backlist, we’ll be happy to send them if you will cover the costs of shipping ($15).

Happy reading,

Roger Graves
Heather Graves
Publishers, Inkshed Publications

Publication || The Once and Future Writing Centre

Two new articles have been published in the Canadian Journal for the Study of Discourse and Writing.

In “The Once and Future Writing Centre: A Reflection and Critique,” Anthony Paré reflects on his career, much of it spent running a writing centre at McGill. Here is the abstract:

Despite nearly four decades of teaching and studying writing, including many years as a writing centre instructor and director, I really don’t know what will happen to Canadian writing centres, and I am also uncertain about what should happen. However, I have some reflections on our past, some concerns about how we got here, and some thoughts about how we might move forward. I should acknowledge that the criticisms I offer here began in self-reflection: looking back over my work in a writing centre, I recognize that I have been guilty of all that I describe in the following pages. But I haven’t been alone.

Event || International Researcher’s Consortium Workshop

For the tenth year, the International Researcher’s Consortium will host a workshop at the annual College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC) conference located in the U.S. We are inviting brief proposals for up to twenty-four researcher-participant roles focused on research about writing in higher education outside of the U.S. (see details below about what this might include). Continue reading “Event || International Researcher’s Consortium Workshop”