Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing

Association #215
Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW)
Conference dates: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 to Monday, May 29, 2017
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CASDW #215 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

The Ninth Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW/ACR) brings together scholars and teachers of writing. This year's theme, "The Presence of Writing: Making a Place for the Study of Writing and Discourse" means that participants will hear from scholars engaged in a broad range of research on writing. The keynote, Professor Rebecca Moore Howard, will deliver a timely talk on “Teaching Rhetorical Ethics in a Post-Truth Economy." The conference will include papers that draw on work in writing studies, genre studies, rhetorical theory, writing centre theory and practice, professional and technical writing research and practice, cultural studies, and faculty and TA development. The conference will recognize CASDW’s heritage as a place for sharing research on technical and professional writing, while making a place for scholarship that examines all forms of discourse and writing as well as pedagogical practices and innovations.


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Open events: 

writing studies, composition, rhetorical genre theory, discourse studies, writing pedagogy

Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 27, 2017
President's Reception: 
May 28, 2017
Program Chairs: 

Andrea Williams, University of Toronto

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Colleen Derkatch, Ryerson University; Andrea Williams, University of Toronto