CCR 631: Contemporary Rhetorics

Role of the Leader in Social Movements

Some figures emerge from social movements as leaders of the people, whether they choose or accept these labels or not: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Desmond Tutu. Some movements are leader-less, their power decentralized and dispersed: the animal liberation movement, radical environmentalism, Occupy. Though I have read his essay… Continue reading Role of the Leader in Social Movements

CCR 632: Comp Pedagogy

The Activist WPA and a Skype Interview with Linda Adler-Kassner

I recently got the chance to read Linda Adler-Kassner’s The Activist WPA: Changing Stories about Writing and Writers. I have very little (read: no) background in WPA work, so it was nice to have the opportunity to read about a position that most writing instructors will hold at some point. What I enjoyed most about… Continue reading The Activist WPA and a Skype Interview with Linda Adler-Kassner