Scholarship

Southern Regional Composition Conference 2017

  In Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability, Robert McRuer asks writing instructors to imagine what exists beyond standard academic writing, to make space for non-normative bodies, and to value different embodied ways of learning and composing. In many ways, composition pedagogies already push the bounds of “normal” writing through the valuing of multiple… Continue reading Southern Regional Composition Conference 2017

Scholarship

#4c17

This is my CCCC presentation, which is part of H.05 “More Than Writing Through It: Self-Care, Disability, & Rhetorical Practice.” *** “At Least I’m Not Insane”: Practicing Radical Self-Care in the Writing Classroom Self-care: the foundation to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and others; essential. In healthcare, self-care refers to an individual’s ability to make decisions… Continue reading #4c17

Pedagogy

Are Your Courses Accessible?

Originally posted on Teaching Matters @ UCA:
Courses can be inaccessible to students because of disabilities, but sometimes they’re inaccessible for less obvious reasons. Disabled students don’t always seek accommodations from the Disability Resource Center (DRC), and sometimes the accommodation requests that we receive aren’t applicable to the curriculum. For example, providing students with extra time…

Pedagogy

First Day of Class Self-Care

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde This semester, like all semesters, I’m thinking about what I can do to practice self-care and balance my mental/physical wellbeing with a new semester of classes, projects, and deadlines. I’m also thinking about what I can… Continue reading First Day of Class Self-Care

Pedagogy · Reflections

#wordsmatter: calling out rape culture

Last spring, I wrote a post reflecting on a moment in class when a male student was arguing with a female student that rape jokes are acceptable because rape, like death, is natural and therefore acceptable to joke about. I was upset that someone would make that argument and that a conversation like that could happen in a classroom–my… Continue reading #wordsmatter: calling out rape culture