Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing

Association #215
Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW )
Conference dates: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Monday, June 3, 2019
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 CASDW conference, Circles of Writing Studies, focuses on core circles of research and conversation within which our field operates. The association is devoted to the study and teaching of discourse, writing, and communication in academic and nonacademic settings—higher education, business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Playing on the Congress theme, our conference is organized around circles of conversation, research, and pedagogical innovations related to discourse and writing. The conference encourages a variety of creative and diverse formats such as 5 slide x 5 minute presentations on current work in the field, workshops on publishing in the organization’s journal, CJSDW, a multi-organization forum designed to facilitate collaboration between scholarly organizations, and a conversational circle that facilitates self-reflexivity about being in the field. CASDW showcases work in writing studies, genre studies, rhetorical theory, writing centre theory and practice, and professional and technical writing research and practice. It also includes work that connects with CASDW’s heritage. The 2019 Conference celebrates two high profile speakers, International Keynote, Dr. Andrea Lunsford, and Closing Plenary, Dr. Anthony Paré.

check back in spring 2019.

-writing and discourse studies -rhetorical genre studies -writing pedagogy -institutional models of writing instruction
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 25, 2019
President's Reception: 
June 2, 2019
Program Chairs: 

Dana Landry, University of the Fraser Valley

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Dana Landry, University of the Fraser Valley


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.