community-forming

Prof. Becky Lentz becky.lentz at MCGILL.CA
Fri Nov 12 13:06:27 UTC 2010


As a new member of this community, I also want to express thanks to the
scholars who have paved the way so others like me can join this
conversation. Thank you!
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Roberta G. (Becky) Lentz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street West, Arts Building, W-265; Montreal, QC Canada H3A
2T6
http://www.mcgill.ca/ahcs/
514.398.4995





> From: "Fairclough, Norman" <eianlf at EXCHANGE.LANCS.AC.UK>
> Reply-To: "Fairclough, Norman" <eianlf at EXCHANGE.LANCS.AC.UK>
> Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:52:39 -0500
> To: "CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL" <CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL>
> Subject: Re: community-forming
> 
> Dear All
> 
> I wholeheartedly agree with this appreciation of the role which Teun has
> uniquely and generously played for so long. And all best wishes for your
> future plans, Teun.
> 
> Norman
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Critical Discourse/Language/Communication Analysis
> [mailto:CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL] On Behalf Of Carmen Caldas-Coulthard
> Sent: 12 November 2010 09:34
> To: CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL
> Subject: Re: community-forming
> 
> Dear Teun (sorry for the last attempt). I totally agree with Luisa. I
> think you have been all these years the 'linking strenght' of our
> community. Without you, we would have not been in contact. Many, many
> thanks. I will of course support all the new initiatives, count on me.
> And of course, you will be as active as always, I hope. Carmen
> 
> 
> Dr. Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard
> Centre for English Language Studies,
> Westmere House
> University of Birmingham, UK
> ________________________________
> From: Critical Discourse/Language/Communication Analysis
> [CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL] On Behalf Of Luisa Martin Rojo
> [luisa.rojo at UAM.ES]
> Sent: 11 November 2010 21:04
> To: CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL
> Subject: community-forming
> 
> Dear Teun,
> Reading your message the firs think I want to do it's send you a public
> and heartfelt 'THAN YOU' for your generous community-forming for so many
> years. Even of the list isn't very active in number of messages; it was
> very strong in its role of creating community, keeping us in contact.
> I really hope what you have built will go on in the same way. For all of
> us, specially people who are working alone or in difficult conditions
> the important thing is to be in contact with other scholars. The content
> matters not the container (Google docs or whatever).
> In relation to your other plans, I do hope it would be possible for you
> to carry them out in the university. That would be very positive for
> students.
> Un fuerte abrazo
> Luisa
> 
> 
> -------- Mensaje original --------
> Asunto:         Ending the Critics-L list ...
> Fecha:  Thu, 4 Nov 2010 22:17:40 +0100
> De:     Teun A. van Dijk
> <teun at DISCOURSES.ORG><mailto:teun at DISCOURSES.ORG>
> Responder a:    Teun A. van Dijk
> <teun at DISCOURSES.ORG><mailto:teun at DISCOURSES.ORG>
> Para:   CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL<mailto:CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL>
> 
> 
> 
> Dear friends,
> 
> The Internet Service Provider - ISP -  (Surfnet, the Netherlands) which
> I have been using for several lists, including the CRITICS-L list, is
> going to shut down its LISTSERV activities as from January.
> 
> This also means the end of the CRITICS-L list, at least with this ISP.
> Since the list has barely been active, except for the very useful
> conference messages of some of my (ex) PhD students, and an occasional
> book announcement, I have decided to stop my activity as list convenor
> on this occasion.
> 
> However, I can imagine that some of you would like to continue the list,
> and if there are proposals, please post to to this list, so that we can
> see who can provide a stable infrastructure to maintain the list for at
> at least several years. Indeed, there may be other ways to communicate
> besides such a traditional list.
> 
> Since I (must) retire from my actual position at Pompeu Fabra University
> in May 2013, I have been planning to try to found an international PhD
> "school", whether or not associated with one of the universities here in
> Barcelona. It is my intention to call this school CRITICS (Center for
> Research into Text/Talk, Information and Communication in Society) - and
> thus realize part of the aims of the CRITICS Foundation we founded in
> the 1990s. If this plan could be realized (which is not at all sure)
> then somehow the CRITICS-L list might be restored again. The aim of the
> CRITICS center is to offer brilliant PhD students in critical discourse
> studies one year of specialized assistance with their thesis, with a
> staff of the best international scholars in the field who would each
> teach in the center for one week per year, thus allowing a very
> prestigious program. Unfortunately, in the present dire economic
> situation in Spain, such a center could only be realized if it is
> self-financing and hence be based on (for Spain) high tuition costs of
> about 10,000 euros annually. I'll keep you posted about these plans -
> even if the CRITICS-L is discontinued.
> 
> Best wishes
> 
> 
> Teun
> ___________________________________________________
> Teun A. van Dijk
> Pompeu Fabra University
> Dept. of Translation and Language Sciences
> 138, Roc Boronat
> 08018 Barcelona, Spain
> E-mail: teun at discourses.org<mailto:teun at discourses.org>
> Web: www.discourses.org<http://www.discourses.org>

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