[xmca] Fwd: CATTW CFP: Writing Beyond Borders, Vancouver, June 1-3, 2008

From: David Preiss <davidpreiss who-is-at uc.cl>
Date: Sun Aug 26 2007 - 19:51:07 PDT

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> From: GALBRAITH David <D.Galbraith@staffs.ac.uk>
> Date: August 26, 2007 4:22:43 PM GMT-04:00
> Subject: CATTW CFP: Writing Beyond Borders, Vancouver, June 1-3, 2008
> Reply-To: GALBRAITH David <D.Galbraith@staffs.ac.uk>
> Apologies for any cross-listings that you receive of this message.
> Please forward this call to anyone you know who you think might be
> interested but who may not have already received it.
> Writing Beyond Borders-Writing Studies Across Disciplinary and
> National Borders
> Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
> June 1, 2, and 3, 2008
> Open Call for Proposals
> (please also see http://cattw-acprts.mcgill.ca/conference2008/en/
> cfp.htm <http://cattw-acprts.mcgill.ca/conference2008/en/cfp.htm> )
> [La version française suivra bientôt.]
> The Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW)/
> L'Association canadienne de professeurs de rédaction technique et
> scientifique (ACPRTS) is inviting proposals for its
> interdisciplinary international conference "Writing Beyond Borders-
> Writing Studies Across Disciplinary and National Borders," to be
> held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from June 1-3, 2008 in
> collaboration with the 2008 Congress of the Federation for the
> Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS).
> Rationale for the Conference
> In line with the Congress theme of "Thinking Beyond Borders-Global
> Ideas: Global Values," the conference addresses recent changes in
> writing as a multifaceted knowledge-making practice across diverse
> academic, workplace, and national communities -changes that result
> from the recent shift toward a more digitally-mediated globalized
> community. Global ideas are very much created and maintained
> through written arguments, and they are intimately connected with
> global values-the values and beliefs that form the warrants for
> arguments about global issues such as sustainability, human rights,
> international trade, and the environment. Since writing studies is
> one of the key fundamentally interdisciplinary areas of study,
> research in writing is crucially important to efforts to understand
> global discourse.
> Our conference theme-"Writing Beyond Borders-Writing Studies Across
> Disciplinary and National Borders"-points to the ways in which
> writing is used to mediate and construct discourse about the global
> ideas and values. It also encourages conference participants to
> examine the metaphorical borders of research in writing studies:
> rhetoric, composition, discourse analysis, cognitive psychology,
> writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines,
> linguistics, and English studies.
> Conference Objectives
> For this purpose, the conference organizers invite proposals for
> papers, panels, roundtables, or workshops that examine how writing
> practices have changed in varying academic, workplace, and global
> communities. Proposals are also encouraged to examine the
> implications of these changes for the study and teaching of
> academic and professional writing and communication.
> We encourage presenters to propose papers that extend beyond those
> borders to connect ideas from outside the disciplinary (writing
> studies) and national territories. Suggested themes and questions
> include, but are not limited to the following:
> * How do ideas from linguistics, sociology, cultural theory, gender
> studies and other fields in the humanities and social sciences
> inform research and knowledge making in technical communication?
> * How can learning about current research in other countries spark
> new ideas or perspectives on research currently being done in
> Canada? Conversely, in what ways can research conducted in Canada
> contribute to the development of writing studies in the global
> community?
> * What is or should be the role of writing studies in the discourse
> that surrounds sustainability, including environmental issues?
> * How can the Canadian community of scholars involved in writing
> studies collaborate with scholars from other nations?
> * In what ways can research and teaching (using participatory
> action research and service-learning initiatives and other
> innovative approaches) help us think beyond the borders of our
> campuses and extend our work to the communities that fund our work
> at universities and colleges?
> Presentation and Proposal Formats
> The conference organizers value diversity in approaches,
> perspectives and presentation formats, including 15-20 minute
> individual papers, 90-minute panels of 3 - 5 speakers, roundtables,
> or 90-minute workshops.
> For individual presentations and panels, we are interested in both
> research reports and state-of-the-art papers that engage the
> literature and theories to derive new research questions, agendas,
> and directions. In either case, proposals should include the
> research question to be addressed, its significance for advancing
> research in the field, the conceptual framework and methods or
> approach used to address the question, and key findings or
> directions as well as their implications for practice, teaching, or
> future research. Proposals for individual papers should not exceed
> 150 words (+references). Panel proposals should include a brief
> (<100 words) description of the panel, its rationale and
> objectives, as well as brief descriptions of up to 150 words (+
> references) of each paper to be presented and discussed on the panel.
> Roundtable proposals should raise a provocative, but critical
> question for the study and teaching of writing, specify the names
> and contributions of at least 5 individuals who have agreed to
> participate in the roundtable. Proposals should also outline the
> rationale for the roundtable, its objectives, and the suggested
> discussion points. Proposals should not exceed 150 words
> (+references).
> Workshop proposals should provide a 150-word description
> (+references) of the workshop, its rationale, objectives, research
> base, facilitators, procedures, and logistical requirements (e.g.,
> computer labs, software, hardware, etc.).
> Opportunities for submitting papers to peer-reviewed scholarly
> publications will be available (more information to follow).
> Deadlines
> We plan to apply for SSHRC funding for travel grants. If you would
> like to apply for reimbursement for travel funding, please send
> your proposal to us by September 20, 2007. If you do not need
> travel funding, please send your proposal to us by September 30, 2007.
> Where to Submit Proposals
> Please email proposals with your complete contact information to
> the program co-chair, Heather Graves, at hgraves@rogers.com
> <mailto:doreen.starke-meyerring@mcgill.ca> .
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David Preiss, Ph.D.
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