Howling with Hope


  • Sean Wiebe


 My PhD supervisor and lifetime mentor, Carl Leggo, was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and died March 7, 2019. The prospect of a shortened life brings a sense of urgency to the central existential questions of love, fear, joy, and loss—four prominent themes in Leggo’s work. In this essay, I reflect on how his mentorship has transformed my ontological, epistemological, political, ethical, and axiological understandings of living as a creative scholar in the academy.

Author Biography

Sean Wiebe

  • A/r/tography
  • Arts-Based methodologies
  • Curriculum theory
  • Critical literacy
  • Transformative education
  • Writing pedagogy
  • Teacher narratives
  • Reflective practice
  • Poetic inquiry
  • Action research




How to Cite

Wiebe, S. (2020). Howling with Hope. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 32(2), 17–36. Retrieved from