Scholarship

#4c16

This is my presentation for #4c16 this year: “Reciprocal Disclosures: Co-Constructing Knowledge about Disability & Writing.” I presented on some of this dissertation research last year, which you can access here, but this year I am focusing on methodological challenges. *** In Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference, Stephanie Kerschbaum argues that writing studies research—despite… Continue reading #4c16

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

Disability Studies

Self-Reflexive Research

I’m back to dissertation writing. Specifically, I’m working on the last major chapter of my dissertation (save the conclusion) that involves parsing out the data I collected from students and instructors about their perceptions of the in/accessibility of writing classrooms and writing centers. To get myself in a methodological mindset, I decided to check out… Continue reading Self-Reflexive Research

CCR 611: Comp Histories/Theories

A Counter-History of Composition: Toward Methodologies of Complexity

Once a way of thinking becomes so ingrained that no one bothers to question it, the most effective way to make it show up is to attempt the opposite argument that no one would even consider investigating. (10) Hawk begins his book with the claim that composition has misrepresented and reduced vitalism. Vitalism—“a set of… Continue reading A Counter-History of Composition: Toward Methodologies of Complexity

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

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A Geopolitics of Academic Writing

This is a long one, but Canagarajah is so worth it. *** Canagarajah begins A Geopolitics of Academic Writing with, appropriately, a section called “The Problem.” Specifically, he discusses the imperialism in legitimating the construction of knowledge; that is, how we (as Americans and as members of the center) only accept things as true and fact… Continue reading A Geopolitics of Academic Writing