Here, at last, what you've been waiting for with bated breath: the Inkshed
2000 Call--perhaps not as exciting as a moose call, but right up there among
We're trying to do as instructed at the CASLL business meeting, i.e., we've
tried to make room for various particular interests in relation to the broad
theme, "Resisting Teaching," suggested at that meeting, and we've reserved
of time for Inkshedding and other interactive discourse.
To read the pretty version of the call--and to get the proposal form--visit
or check the CASLL/Inkshed site for a link (which should be up soon).
To read an okay version of the call, open the attachment--but you'll still
to get the proposal form off our web site or out of the forthcoming
If you are having trouble getting at either of these versions, the words of
call (probably with formatted deleted or mangled follows----but you'll still
have to get the proposal form out of the forthcoming newsletter or, with the
help of a friend, off our web site.
Inkshed 2000 will, within mere days, have its own email address, which we're
pretty sure will be [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
11-14 May at Bowen Island, BC
(in and out of the classroom)
Whether this is the first Inkshed of a millennium or, for the arithmetically
precise, the last Inkshed of the old millennium, it seems a good moment to
back in order to look forward retrospectively. Our theme is “Resisting
Teaching,” which in its various senses has been a theme in many Inksheds
It seems to us a wonderfully ambiguous theme, totally appropriate for 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
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, workplaces, 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
stand-alone posters or other exhibits (e.g., reading table)
5-minute formal presentation, which may be amplified by posters or other
20-minute talks or papers
45-minute group activities (which should not include more than 15
of presentation and likely should include some sort of inkshedding)
In addition to the usual contact information (see form), your proposal should
include a 200-word “abstract” of what you would present. If you are
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. Peters,