Hello all Inkshedders!
I am hoping very much to join the festivities on Bowen Island, but since I
am moving to Palo Alto, CA at the end of March, my schedule is "iffy" right
now. If I do get to come, I'll inkshed with abandon....
Happy new year to all --
At 06:23 PM 1/3/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Shedders of ink arise, a new millennium is upon us, a new era of love and
>laughter, a time to distinguish the important from the merely urgent, a
>prepare ourselves grace-fully for the glorious (but not overly serious)
>shedding of ink on Bowen, for the 18th coming, for Inkshed 2000. (Yay,
>Fortunately, the deadline isn't until 14 January, so you have some ten days
>grace tyme. We look forward to the inspiration that shall descend upon us
>May you have a healthy, happy, and fulfilling new century. See you on (well
>actually, slightly off) the west coast in the spring.
> > To read the pretty version of the Inkshed call--and to get the proposal
> > form--visit
> > <http://www.sfu.ca/writing-centre/Inkshed2000.htm>www.sfu.ca/writing-centr
> > e/Inkshed2000.htm
> > or check the CASLL/Inkshed site for a link.
> > To read an okay version of the call, open the attachment--but you'll still
> > have to get the proposal form off our web site or out of the forthcoming
> > newsletter.
> > If you are having trouble getting at either of these versions, the words of
> > the call (probably with formatted deleted or mangled follows----you can get
> > the proposal form out of the most recent Inkshed newsletter or, with the
> > of a friend, off our web site.
> > Inkshed 2000's email address, which we're going to start checking now that
> > the new century has arriven--is [log in to unmask]
> > We look forward to greeting you at Bowen Island, BC (where the food is no
> > longer from the 50s).
> > The Simon Fraser University Writing Centre
> > invites presentation proposals for
> > Inkshed 2000
> > 11-14 May at Bowen Island, BC
> > Resisting Teaching
> > (in and out of the classroom)
> > Whether this is the first Inkshed of a millennium or, for the
> > precise, the last Inkshed of the old millennium, it seems a good moment to
> > look back in order to look forward retrospectively. Our theme is
> > Teaching," which in its various senses has been a theme in many Inksheds
> > past. It seems to us a wonderfully ambiguous theme, totally appropriate
> > Inkshed 2000, and we hope you will each spin it in ways that work for you
> > where you work and live. In and out of the classroom; reading and writing;
> > literature and literacy; kindergarten through workplace and social space;
> > classrooms, writing centres, cross-cultural settings, on-line, distance
> > education, workplaces, community centres . . . .
> > Here, just to get you started, are some ways we've read "Resisting
> > Students as central learning as primary, resisting being constructed
> > as "Teacher."
> > Teaching and learning as inquiry, students as researchers, learning
> > and teaching as socio-culturally diverse, hence multicultural pedagogies of
> > inclusion and enfranchisement, negotiated pedagogies.
> > Teaching literacy in so-called non-traditional sites: writing
> > centres, on-line, distance education, community centres, unions,
> > prisons, beaches . . . .
> > Learning/teaching as activity subversive to oppressive schooling and
> > exploitative workplaces, literacy as threat, literacy as play, literacy as
> > desire; learnng/teaching as activity that reinstantiates socio-political
> > hierarchies and exploitations, literacy as cooption.
> > None of the above. ["Whatever?"]
> > As instructed, we designed a program with defined time for discussion,
> > inkshedding and other interactivity. Presentations will fill the remaining
> > time, and will not be allowed beyond the boundaries of the time remaining.
> > We have created spaces for various types of presentations. (Whatever
> you are
> > planning to present, please imagine and propose it in at least two of these
> > forms.)
> > stand-alone posters or other exhibits (e.g., reading table)
> > 5-minute formal presentation, which may be amplified by posters or
> > other exhibits
> > 20-minute talks or papers
> > 45-minute group activities (which should not include more than 15
> > minutes of presentation and likely should include some sort of
> > In addition to the usual contact information (see form), your proposal
> > include a 200-word "abstract" of what you would present. If you are
> > to present n one of the 45-minute group activity slots, please explain also
> > what the activities would be.
> > Proposal deadline: 14 January 2000
> > Address: Inkshed 2000, Writing Centre, English Department, Simon Fraser
> > University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
> > Program Committee: Kathryn Alexander, Rick Coe, Shurli Makmillen, K.J.
> > Yaying Zhang
>(Prof.) Richard M. Coe
>Simon Fraser University
>Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
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