When? May 3 - 6, 2007
Where? Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
How? Fly right in to London on Air Canada or Northwest, or take ground transportation from Pearson in Toronto. Or drive from points north, south, east, and west.





Conference Program

Maps to Huron College

Pictures of Medway Creek Trail

For more information, contact the Inkshed 24 Organizing Committee (Heather Graves, Theresa Hyland, and Roger Graves) c/o Roger Graves (rgraves3@uwo.ca; 519-661-2111x85785).

Maps to Huron College

Pictures of Medway Creek Trail

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Alternative Discourses and Disciplinary Codes: Challenging, Cataloguing, and Reflecting on Reading and Writing Practices

  • What is the place of alternative discourses in the academy?
  • How do they contribute to learning?
  • When and where do alternative discourses conflict with disciplinary codes and communities of practice?
  • And when does this conflict become transgressive and a violation?
  • Are one discipline’s codes another discipline’s transgressions?

We invite you to submit proposals for presentations that take these and other questions about writing and learning that are alternative to disciplinary codes, exemplary of disciplinary codes, or seen as transgressions against these codes. Presentations that help define just what constitutes disciplinary codes and practices would also help identify what counts as alternative and what counts as transgressive.

Inkshed has always been a “working” conference that encourages alternative, if not completely transgressive, presentations. We encourage group presentations; demonstrations; activities; and imaginative or creative readings. Participants are strongly encouraged to “Inkshed” or respond in writing to presentations and to share these responses.



About the Conference






Inkshed 24 will be held in London, ON May 3 – 6 at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario. There will be a range of accommodations to choose from, including $40/night for a single residence room at Huron University College and $106/night at Windermere Manor (http://www.windermeremanor.com/), a stately hotel right on Western’s campus.

We will offer a one-day registration for Saturday which may include the evening banquet if you desire.

Attractions of the conference, in addition to the stimulating presentations, will include the following:

• key note speaker Peter Vandenburg of DePaul University, Chicago, IL, talking about his work with multicultural rhetorics and the rhetoric of graffiti;
• a reading by noted Canadian author, Joan Barfoot, writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario;
• a book exhibit featuring scholarly and textbook publications by Canadian academics
• a trip to a spring preview performance of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Avon Theatre at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario





























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