Graham and et al:
Graham, you also assimilated the wonderful sense of nuanced
messaging [reading the last sentence] while maintaining direct
communication. This convergence would leave Hofstede and Hall quite
contented with their conceptualization of "worldview" East/West.
I'll host Inksehd in China [Harbin] during the Ice and Snow
Festival [Winter Break] if you want a change of venue.
I really like the Inkshed. It assisted my research. I felt no
need to reconsider the appropriateness of my research to the
conference "theme". It is rather open-ended... I hope. Some appeared
to want to explore and have fun [enlightening and entertaining].
Presentations are a mix of pros and novices. Welcome is writ large on
the mat and the critiques are direct, informative and designed to
assist and re-problematize issues. My sample is small, me, one event,
as China does not allow for the same semester system and conference
season --- in so far as I am aware.
I like Inkshed as a venue for inkshedding on issues of interest to
the membership. In China, according to the textologists, the students
are uneasy and feel threatened if some authority figure does not pick
[i.e. validate, endorse, authorize] the topic for the student. This
appears to me to be part of the issue. How do you validate what is to
follow, if you do not wish to constrain creativity, collegiality and
synergy? I do not have an answer.
There may be a marketing issue here.
If I have the answer after my presentation in Beijing in June to
the International Intercultural Communication Association, etc I'll
update the post.
Great to hear from CASLL.
Michael J. Ryan
Current Research Trends:
Initial greetings Chinese - Pinyin - English
Identifying Cultural Values in the English-speaking Classroom
Foreign Eco-Tourism: Rural Heilongjiang [Yimiampo] China, a Template
Beer and Basketball: Everything Good has Already Arrived
Teaching Multi-cultural Harbin
2009/6/1 Graham Smart <[log in to unmask]>:
> Well, OK, hoping to get a conversation started, here goes: For me the decision about whether to stay in Montreal an extra day to attend Inkshed would depend entirely on what was planned for the Tuesday. The question for me would be, will what's planned for the day contribute to my research and/or teaching in some way? To be brutally honest, feelings of nostalgia for the 'old Inkshed days' wouldn't enter the picture in any real way.
> Having just come back from Hong Kong, mainland China, and Vietnam, where people seem to have a much greater and wonderfully gracious sense of community, beyond the self, I realize how individualistic and self-centred this sounds, but if I'm honest, this is what I would be thinking about in making a decision.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Roger Graves <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Monday, June 1, 2009 12:27 pm
> Subject: Re: Inkshed 2010
> To: [log in to unmask]
>> I am writing to share the results of a meeting of people
>> interested in
>> attending an Inkshed conference next year who also happened to
>> attending the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse
>> Writing meeting in Ottawa May 24-26.
>> About 18 people talked about the possibility of organizing an
>> conference next year. The group decided that there was interest
>> holding a conference. This group, composed of people attending
>> CASDW, felt that holding Inkshed immediately after the
>> conference was a workable plan. A proposal was floated to devote
>> evening after the third day of CASDW (Monday May 31 2010) and
>> all day
>> the next day (Tuesday June 1 2010). The Monday meeting would be
>> in the McGill Graduate Student centre and consist of the AGM
>> “talent” night, and the Tuesday would the program of the
>> The Tuesday meeting would be held in a meeting room at one of
>> Congress hotels, and would include lunch. Inkshedders would
>> responsible for their own accommodations, breakfast, and dinner.
>> for the conference would likely be limited to the lunch and the
>> of renting the meeting room.
>> The format and nature of the program is yet to be determined; I
>> seeking descriptions proposing what that program might look like
>> include in the next issue of the Newsletter. Please send
>> these to
>> Heather Graves ([log in to unmask]) or
>> [log in to unmask]
>> before July 31.
>> Does this seem like a plan for next year that people who were
>> not at
>> the CASDW meeting would find attractive? This seems like the
>> kind of
>> thing this list should discuss, and I hope I’ve given enough of
>> sense of the meeting in Ottawa to get the discussion going. If
>> were at the meeting, feel free—or even compelled—to elaborate on
>> description of what was discussed. If you were not at the
>> meeting and
>> are interested in attending an Inkshed conference next year,
>> what do
>> you think of this plan?
>> Roger Graves
>> Roger Graves
>> Director, WAC and Acting Director, Centre for Writers
>> [log in to unmask]
>> On Jun 1, 2009, at 9:44 AM, Roger Graves wrote:
>> > Just testing to see if the list works--if it does, I'll send
>> out a
>> > longer message with an update on planing for next year's conference.
>> > Roger Graves
>> > Director, WAC and Acting Director, Centre for Writers
>> > [log in to unmask]
>> > http://www.ualberta.ca/~graves1/index.html
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>> > http://www.stu.ca/inkshed/
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> Graham Smart
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> School of Linguistics &
> Language Studies
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Capilano U - Harbin U of Science & Technology
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
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