Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory: Paper Speaking

UBC English Researchers: Margery Fee, Daniel Justice

The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC, pronounced “quirk”) / Le Collaboratoire scientifique des écrits du Canada (CSÉC) is an online infrastructure for literary research in and about Canada designed to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the digital turn.  Enabling unprecedented avenues for studying the words that most move people in and about Canada, CWRC involves more than one hundred scholars, with the aim of engaging the Canadian writing research community at large and researchers worldwide, as both contributors and users.

The People and the Text: Indigenous Writing in Northern North America to 1992 is collecting a bibliography and textbase intended to help scholars, teachers, students, and Indigenous community members to find published works of literature, history, ethnography, autobiography and the like by Indigenous authors.Our goal is to decolonize university curricula in Canada that continue to feature the British canon.

When such distribution is legal and in keeping with Indigenous ethics and protocols it will make the original literary works openly accessible. Deanna Reder (First Nations Studies, SFU) is the Principal Investigator for this SSHRC-funded project.