In the CASLL, nobody knows you're a dog?
> In addition, I have appreciated the quality of the dialogue
> and the way in which those who participate are respected as
> equals, whatever their "credentials." This kind of support
> and encouragement serves as a powerful antidote to the
> competitive and hierarchical nature of academia. Could it be
> that this unique Canadian community is needed more today than
> ever before? Roberta
What Roberta said.
It's not unique to CASLL as an online community, but I sure
don't find it commonly in F2F ones, that what people have to say
is valued (or questioned) regardless of their positions. I do
remember that feeling at the old Wyoming Conference (where a
callow assistant professor from a distant corner of the
continent could have long, engaged conversations with Wayne
Booth or Peter Elbow or Louise Rosenblatt at the Cowboy Bar . .
. or, well, wait, maybe Louise was at the barbeque). Many of us
who were involved in creating the Inkshed working conference had
that sort of thing in mind.
St. Thomas University
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