Final program for CASDW 2014 (minor update)

Here is a minor update of the final program (short form). The long form with brief abstracts of each presentation will be available shortly.

V4 final CASDW 2014 preliminary conference program (April 21)

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Writing Studies Position at UBC

Please download UBC_ASRW_Instructor I ad_Mar2014  for details.  The deadline for applications is April 2, 2014.

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Jaclyn Rea, Ph.D
Instructor I | UBC Vantage College
Associate Chair | Arts Studies in Research & Writing
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver campus
162 – 1855 West Mall | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2
Phone 604-827-3765

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Call for nominations/volunteers for CASDW president

As of the AGM in May, Jo-Anne Andre will come to the end of her tenure as Vice President of CASDW and will go on to the position of President. At that point we will need to elect (or perhaps acclaim) a new VP.

The Vice President is elected to a two-year term officially beginning on the date of the AGM. The major duty is to organize the annual conference, including recruiting a selection committee to vet proposals, preparing the program, assembling a Proceedings if the decision is made to publish one, and co-ordinating matters such as venue, audio-visual equipment and other logistical matters with the assistance of the Local Arrangements Chair. The Vice President is also a member of the Executive Committee, which will consult with the President on the day to day running of the organization.

At the end of the two year term, the Vice President will normally serve a subsequent two-year term as President and another two-year term as Past President in a largely consultative role.

Duties are not oppressively onerous, but I suggest that no-one stand for this position who is actively pursuing tenure at the time.

If anyone is willing to volunteer for this position, or to nominate someone else (with their prior permission of course), could you please contact me at before Feb. 15?

Thanks in advance.

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Save the date: CASDW conference May 24-26, 2014

Please join us for the annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW), to be held at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and social Sciences.  Information about the Congress is available at

PS: In the Call for Papers cover email, you may have noted an error in the conversions from kilometers to miles. St. Catharines, ON, is about 20 kilometers from Niagara Falls, ON, which is about 12 miles, and it’s about 50 kilometers, or 30 miles from Buffalo, NY. Sorry for the confusion! JA


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2013 CASDW-ACR Conference Proceedings

Posted on behalf of Jo-Anne Andre . . . The 2013 CASDW-ACR Conference Proceedings (PDF) are now available. Many thanks to all the presenters!

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CASDW Keynote — slides from Cheryl Geisler

Here is a PDF of Cheryl Geisler’s slides from her keynote at CASDW 2013: Coevolution of Texts and Technology  (posted on behalf of Jo-Anne Andre).

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Call for proposals: Research studies, monographs, and edited volumes

Inkshed Publications has issued an open call for proposals for research (one stream) and pedagoically-focused (another stream) projects. For more information about the kinds of work we are interested in publishing and how to write a proposal for the press, visit this link:


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