With more than 300 people expected to attend, Genre 2012 continues the tradition and scholarly conversation that started with the first international colloquium on Genre Studies, “Rethinking Genre,” held at Carleton University in 1992. This year’s conference will investigate the relevance of genres people encounter every day, outside of literature. It examines any text that belongs to a recognizable genre—from memos to love letters. The conversation goes beyond theoretical and can be applied to concrete situations. For example, this research has been used to teach new immigrants to be sensitive to genres they may encounter in the workplace.
The goals of Genre 2012 include:
- Creating a dialogue among the three major traditions of genre studies: English for Specific Purposes (ESP), North American/New Rhetorical Studies, and Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics (the Sydney School);
- Presenting the most recent research developments in each tradition with respect to writing in academic, workplace and community settings;
- Exploring possible convergences among the traditions; and
- Providing a forum to discuss other possible approaches to genre studies.
Keynote Speakers: Charles Bazerman (University of California, Santa Barbara), Vijay Bhatia (City University of Hong Kong), Ken Hyland (University of Hong Kong), James Martin (University of Sydney, Australia), Carolyn Miller (North Carolina State University), David Russell (Iowa State University), Catherine Schryer (Ryerson University), John Swales (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor).
Special Session Presenters: Anis Bawarshi (University of Washington), Amy Devitt (University of Kansas), Janet Giltrow (University of British Columbia), Ann Johns (San Diego State University), Anthony Paré (McGill University), David Rose (University of Sydney, Australia), Clay Spinuzzi (University of Texas at Austin), Christine Tardy (DePaul University).
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 — Friday, June 29, 2012
1125 Colonel By Drive
Kailash Mital Theatre, Loeb Building, Tory Building and Azriely Pavilion
Registration and Conference fee: $395 CAD https://regstg.com/Registration/Introduction.aspx?rid=87ddd6b4-1c61-49e1-8124-f41407b1c40f
June 25, 2012 - on-site conference registration opens in Residence Commons, Carleton University
The conference is co-sponsored by:
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Carleton University’s Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)
- Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs
- Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- School of Linguistics and Language Studies.
For more information:
School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University Home Page: http://www3.carleton.ca/genre2012/ .
Website: http://www3.carleton.ca/genre2012/index.htm .
613-520-2600 ext. 7452
Media Relations Officer
(613) 520-2600, ext. 8718