Scholarship

Reflections 2014: Engaging the Possibilities of Disability Studies

My previous post reminded me to share the super exciting table of contents for the Fall 2014 special issue of Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning that I’ve been working on since last spring. It should be ready for print next month, and the content is so so good. Check it out! (Note:… Continue reading Reflections 2014: Engaging the Possibilities of Disability Studies

Rhetoric

Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change Among African American Women

My apprenticeship has been long and enlightening. I have learned to engage in a painstaking process of recovery and reconstruction; to use multidisciplinary sources; to count experience variously, especially when the people whose experience it was are no longer alive and when they did not always leave clear records of themselves. I have learned to… Continue reading Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change Among African American Women

Disability Studies · Rhetoric

Digging in the Archives: Student Disability Organizations

One of my classes this semester is the Social History of Rhetoric. For our final project, we are writing a social history. Obviously, it will be abbreviated by time and length constraints, but nonetheless, I’m excited. I’ve decided to do a project involving the SU archives; specifically, a project that looks at disability advocacy on… Continue reading Digging in the Archives: Student Disability Organizations

CCR 635: Advanced Research Practices

Extending Understandings of Archival Research

Though we all seemed to be on some level of agreement about the value of Bazerman’s piece (“Theories of the Middle Range in Historical Studies of Writing Practice”) as a practical approach to doing historical, archival work, Tim’s criticism of Bazerman’s inattention to his own positionality stuck with me during this week’s readings. These readings… Continue reading Extending Understandings of Archival Research