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Genre 2012--Rethinking Genre Twenty Years Later: An International Conference on Genre Studies

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Natasha Artemeva
17 November 2011

Genre 2012--Rethinking Genre Twenty Years Later: An International Conference on Genre Studies
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 26-29, 2012


Genre 2012 will continue the tradition and scholarly conversation that originated with the first international colloquium on Genre Studies, “Rethinking Genre,” held at Carleton University in 1992.

The goals of Genre 2012 are the following:

  • To create a dialogue among the three major traditions of Genre Studies: (a) English for Specific Purposes (ESP), (b) North American/New Rhetorical Studies, and (c) Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics (the Sydney School);
  • To present the most recent research developments in each of these three traditions with respect to writing in academic, workplace, and community settings;
  • To explore possible convergences among the three traditions; and
  • To provide a communicative space for discussion of other possible approaches to Genre Studies.

Keynote speakers: Charles Bazerman (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA), 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, USA), David Russell (Iowa State University, USA), Catherine Schryer (Ryerson University, Canada), John Swales (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA).

Special session presenters: Anis Bawarshi (University of Washington, USA), Adair Bonini (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil), Amy Devitt (University of Kansas, USA), Ann Johns (San Diego State University, USA), Anthony Paré (McGill University, Canada), David Rose (University of Sydney, Australia), Clay Spinuzzi (University of Texas at Austin, USA), Christine Tardy (DePaul University, USA).

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