Céline Beaudet wrote:
> Call for Papers, CATTW/ACPRTS, May 2002, University of Toronto, Canada
> The Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing invites
> researchers, teachers and students working in the fields of professional,
> technical, scientific or academic writing to submit proposals for research
> papers for the annual CATTW/ACPRTS conference, to be held on May 26, 27,
> and 28, 2002, at the University of Toronto.
> Please post and circulate the attached Call for Papers.
> CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF TECHNICAL WRITING (CATTW/ACPRTS)
> CATTW/ACPRTS Annual Conference
> Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities
> May 26, 27, 28 2002
> University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
> CALL FOR PAPERS
> CATTW/ACPRTS invites proposals for 20-minute research papers for its 2002
> Annual Conference. Two particular areas of interest have been identified
> as sessions themes: 1. Challenging boundaries: Inter-disciplinary and
> inter-media approaches to genre and discourse practices; 2. Technical
> writing and writing-across-the-curriculum: In (a vain?) search of a core
> expertise. While we hope to receive proposals for papers on these two
> themes, proposals on other topics related to technical and professional
> writing are also welcome. All proposals should clearly identify the
> research on which the paper is based.
> SESSION THEMES
> 1. Challenging boundaries: Inter-disciplinary and inter-media approaches
> to genre and discourse practices
> · Disciplines such as Anthropology, Linguistics, and Literary Theory are
> currently struggling with key issues in the discussion of genre. What value
> do these approaches have for researchers and teachers in technical and
> professional communication?
> · Do genres traverse different disciplines or communities of practice? And
> what happens to text types when they occur in different contexts?
> · Is cyberspace a new, qualitatively different realm of discourse practices
> and genres? Does the www call for new understandings of rhetorical issues
> such as social context, writer-reader relationships, readability/usability
> and ethos?
> · Are the new discourse communities emerging on the web creating new
> genres, or reshaping existing genres, in ways that reflect novel values,
> communication priorities and writing/reading habits? Is it still possible
> for on-line communities to remain local and culturally unique, and to adapt
> written genres to their own particular needs? In other words, is the new
> medium creating a cultural hegemony or allowing for the play of differences?
> · If the www creates new contexts for writing, what does this imply for our
> conceptions of rhetorical expertise and for our teaching practices?
> 2. Technical writing and writing-across-the-curriculum: In (a vain?)
> search of a core expertise
> · In teaching technical writing or writing-across-the-curriculum, should we
> be concerned with identifying a common core of knowledge and abilities that
> our students need to acquire?
> · If one admits the existence of a core of expertise, on what disciplines
> should it be based?
> · Are there complications or dangers in trying to identify and teach a core
> of expertise extending across disciplines or cultures?
> ROUNDTABLES, WORKSHOPS AND INFORMAL SESSIONS
> We invite proposals to hold roundtables, discussions and informal sessions.
> We also welcome proposals for informal presentations dealing with the
> teaching and practice of technical writing; such proposals need not be
> based on formal research but should foster discussion and exchange of ideas
> and experiences.
> Presenters must be CATTW/ACPRTS members
> Please submit (e-mail is recommended) 250-word proposals for formal papers
> to the Program Chair by September 28, 2001, if you intend to apply for
> travel funding from SSHRC, and, if not, by January 11, 2002. All proposals
> should be sent to :
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> Céline Beaudet, Program Chair,
> CATTW/ACPRTS 2002
> Département des lettres et communications
> Université de Sherbrooke
> Sherbrooke (Québec)
> Canada J1K 2R1
> Telephone : (819) 821-8000, ext. 2264
> Fax : (819) 821-7285
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