We will consider eight recent works of non-fiction, allowing two sessions for each book. We will focus on evidence, arguments and conclusions as well as on the rhetorical strategies employed by the authors. More generally, we will consider the nature of the non-fiction genre itself. Members will divide up responsibility for leading discussions. Chosen by the group, the books to be read are as follows: The Assault on Intelligence by Michael Hayden; The Ordinary Virtues by Michael Ignatieff; The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols; The Globalization Paradox by Dani Rodrik; Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto, Dancing Bears by Withold Szablowski; Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga and Educated by Tara Westover. We will begin with Educated and determine the order for reading the other books at our first meeting.
|Time:||1:00 - 3:00 PM|
|Dates:||Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14, 28; Dec. 12, 2018; Jan. 9, 23; Feb. 6, 20; March 6, 20; April 3, 17; May 1, 2019
The Treehouse Room, cSpace King Edward, 1721 29 Avenue SW
except on January 9 and January 23, when the group will meet in Room 310, cSpace
|Facilitator:||Tamara Seiler and Gail Kingwell|
Tamara Seiler has a PhD in Canadian literature, and is Professor Emerita, Dept. of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary, where, before retiring, she taught courses in Canadian Studies, Communication studies, and cultural history. She has co-facilitated other CALL groups and served in several administrative positions for CALL.
Gail Kingwell is a former teacher and administrator with the Calgary Board of Education, university instructor of English as a Second Language teaching and learning, and consultant in educational projects and curriculum development. She has been active in CALL for a number of years, serving on the Board and producing the CALL Newsletter.
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