Saint Mary's University Writing Centre

Halifax, NS

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Out of the mind and onto the page: a critical examination of personal thought in the literary public sphere. 

The Still Point Journal

Private faces in public places
Are wiser and nicer
Than public faces in private places
W.H. Auden

I dislike the sound of the title already. Does it make me sound unappealing to the core? Have I become a Creative Writing cliché? I ask myself these questions for I live in an era of extreme self-awareness. The birth of the selfie, the Tinder pandemic, and the superficial allure of counterculture all lead me to realise that today’s society cares so much about the surface. Our stock stereotypes rely on the assumption that our physical appearance represents our internal ideal; businesswomen wear cruel heels and suits because they are sharp, serious, and driven, whereas artists wear smocks and spectacles because they are a diverse band of individuals (ahem). People use their exterior as a way of expressing their interior, but only the interior they desire everybody else to see. I used…

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Job posting || Assistant Professor, Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg

Assistant Professor, Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg

“Areas of specialization are open, but may include the following: digital media and new media studies, rhetoric and cultural/critical theory, and the history and theory of rhetoric.
Candidates should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in rhetoric, composition, communication, or any combination of these areas. Priority will be given to candidates who
can demonstrate a strong record of research and publication and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.”


Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, Chair
Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications
University of Winnipeg

Email: j.mcleod-rogers at

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