Conference Program

Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies
November 7 - 9 | Austin, Texas

Thursday, November 7th 

1:00pm – 4:00pm (Creekside I)

WORKSHOP. Designing a Research Methods Class in Undergraduate Writing Studies 

  • Joyce Kinkead, Utah State University

1:00pm – 2:35pm (Creekside II)

ROUNDTABLE. Applied Writing: A Swiss Army Knife Leading to Employment and Social Engagement

  • Barry Maid, Arizona State University

  • Julie Staggers, Washington State University

  • Michelle Sidler, Auburn University

  • Donnie Sackey, University of Texas, Austin

  • Heidi Harris, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2:45pm – 4:00pm (Creekside II)

WORKSHOP. Inventive Methods to Involve Rhetoric and Writing Undergrads in Researching and Producing Materials that Publicize the Promise of Rhetoric and Writing Studies (Part I) 

  • Elenore Long, Arizona State University

Friday, November 8th 

8:30am – 9:30am (Creekside I) 

KEYNOTE. Attending to the Epistemological Status of Public Life: Collaborative Knowledge Building, Sustainable Program Design, and the Rhetoricity of Sticking with It 

  • W. Michele Simmons, Miami University

9:35am – 10:50am (Creekside I)

PANEL. Re-seeing through Institutional Ethnography: What Happens Here When Writing Splits?

  • Erin Workman, DePaul University 

  • Peter Vandenberg, DePaul University

  • Madeline Crozier, DePaul University

9:35am – 10:50am (Creekside II)

PANEL. Digital Agility, Usability, and Performative Insights from Neuroscience Research

  • Kristin Bennett, Arizona State University, "Universal (Re)design of Digital Classrooms Through a Spirit of Flexibility" 

  • Mary De Nora, Texas Tech University, "Intro to UX Tools for Classroom Use: UX Approaches to Agile Audience Analysis"

  • Irene Clark, California Sate University--Northridge, "Rhetoric, Critical Thinking and Performance: Insights from Neuroscience Research"

10:55am – 12:10pm (Creekside I)

PANEL. The Agile Major: A Framework for Teaching Collaboration across a Writing Major

  • I. Moriah McCracken, St. Edward’s University

  • Manny Piña, St. Edward’s University

  • Alek Nybro, St. Edward’s University

10:55am – 12:10pm (Creekside II)

PANEL. Stand in the Place Where You Teach: Finding One’s Own Special Mix of Theory, Fury, and Advocacy

  • Wioleta Fedeczko, Utah Valley University, "It’s the End of the University As We Know It: What Happens When Lawyers Define Writing Pedagogy" 

  • Mark Pepper, Utah Valley University, "Shiny Happy (Cishet, White, American) People: Encouraging Classroom Discussions About Diversity in Popular Culture"

  • Jerry Petersen, Utah Valley University, "The One I Love: Tuning into Available Rhetorical Theories behind Symbolic Acts"

  • Nathan Gale, Utah Valley University, "Losing My Religion: Challenging Cultural Beliefs in Public Rhetoric"

12:10pm - 12:55pm 

Lunch Break

  • If you wish to purchase a pre-ordered lunch from the Sheraton, please add your name to the list of orders in the morning; attendees will pay the Sheraton directly when they pick up the lunch--or charge the food to their rooms.

12:55pm – 2:10pm (Creekside I)

PANEL. Writing Colleagues and the Formation of a New Peer Tutor Network

  • Alex Carioty, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  • Quinn McFeeters, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  • Russell Payne, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  • Ben Ristow, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
     

12:55m – 2:10pm (Creekside II)

PANEL. Writing & Rhetoric Beyond Service Courses: Shifting Our Focus at the University of Mississippi

  • Don Unger, University of Mississippi

  • Brad Campbell, University of Mississippi

  • Angela Green, University of Mississippi

2:20pm – 3:35pm (Creekside I)

PANEL. (Dis)entangling the Status Quo: Problematic Practices

  • Manny Piña, St. Edward’s University

  • Andrew Hollinger, The University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley

  • Marlene Galvan, The University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley

2:20pm – 3:35pm (Creekside II)

PANEL. Getting Unstuck: Tangible and Pragmatic Work to Improve Engineers’ Writing

  • Charles Etheridge, Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi

  • Glenn Blalock, Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi

  • Christopher Andrews, Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi

3:45pm – 5:00pm (Creekside I)

PANEL. Pedagogies of Public Discourse: Weighing Narrative, Counternarrative and Fake News

  • Leah Schweitzer, High Point University, "Stuck on 'Fake News': Pedagogies to Help Students Navigate the Media and Distinguish between Fact and Opinion"

  • Sandra Jamieson, Drew University, "Balancing Narrative and Counter-Narrative: Developing an Introductory Course for a Writing Studies Emphasis within a Traditional English Department"

  • Erin Herberg, Rowan University, "Reconsidering Narrative Analysis as Rhetorical Analysis: Applications for Non-fiction Argumentative Texts"

3:45pm – 5:00pm (Creekside II)

PANEL. Putting Rhetoric to Work Outside the Classroom: Smart Internships, Work Lives, and Alumni Ecologies

  • Rich Rice, Texas Tech University, "Smart Internship Re-designing through Internship Agreement Forms"

  • Stuart Blythe, Michigan State University, "A Survey of Work Lives of Writing Alumni"

  • Travis Maynard, Florida State University, "Getting it to Stick After Graduation: Alumni Ecologies, Identity Formation, and Writing Transfer"

5:15pm – 6:30pm

Newcomers’ Welcome at The Yard in the Sheraton (no-host bar)

Saturday, November 9th 

8:00am – 9:00am (Creekside I)

Meeting of Board Members

9:00am – 10:00am (Creekside II)

FEATURED TALK. Embodying Unlikely Ideas: Disarming One Another, and Hacking New Ways of Knowing, Being and Believing

  • Cristóbal Martínez, San Francisco Art Institute

10:10am – 11:25am (Creekside I)

ROUNDTABLE. Empathy, Worldbuilding, and Rhetoric:  Why Creative Writing Should Stick with Rhetoric and Writing Studies (and Vice Versa)

  • Drew M. Loewe, St. Edward’s University

  • Mary Rist, St. Edward’s University

  • Amy Clements, St. Edward’s University

10:10am – 11:25am (Creekside II)

PANEL. Labor, Admin, and Faculty Persistence

  • Melvin E. Beavers, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, "Professionalizing Part-time Contingent Faculty: Examining Writing Program Administrator Approaches"

  • Steven  Accardi, College of DuPage, "Assembling Rhetorical Persistence Strategies to Build a New Writing Studies Program"

  • Deidra Faye Jackson, University of Mississippi, "When the Thrill is Gone: Perceptions of Faculty Persistence in the Pursuit of ‘Sticky’ Scholarly Research"


11:25am. - 12:15pm

Lunch Break

  • If you wish to purchase a pre-ordered lunch from the Sheraton, please add your name to the list of orders in the morning; attendees will pay the Sheraton directly when they pick up the lunch--or charge the food to their rooms.

12:15pm – 1:30pm (Creekside I)

PLENARY REMARKS. Dylan, Dryer, "Geographies of the Possible: ARWS and (a) Writing Society"

  • Please join your colleagues for Dylan Dryer’s plenary remarks followed by a brief but important ARWS meeting that will shape the professional activities of the Association.  Note: this meeting is BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). 

1:40pm – 2:55pm (Creekside I)

POSTER SESSION.

  • Mary De Nora, Texas Tech University, "Empathetic Audience Analysis: UX Tools and UXPressia Digital Tools Demonstration"

  • Mark A. Hannah, Arizona State University, "The Question of Authoring in Rhetoric and Writing Studies" 

  • Richard T. Mangum, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, "Learning from and Amplifying Indigenous Voices to Better Protect the Land"

  • Russell Payne, Quinn McFeeters, & Alex Carioty, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, "Writing Colleagues Alumni Network: Findings and Discussion of Survey Data"

  • Manny Piña, St. Edward’s University, "Light and the Quantum Physics of Writing Program Administration"

 

1:40pm – 2:55pm (Creekside II)

WORKSHOP. Inventive Methods to Involve Rhetoric and Writing Undergrads in Researching and Producing Materials that Publicize the Promise of Rhetoric and Writing Studies (Part II)

  • Kaylee Welch, Arizona State University

  • Lilia Nikoo, Arizona State University

  • Elenore Long, Arizona State University

 

3:05pm – 4:20pm (Creekside I)

PANEL. Cultivating Practices for Intercultural Awareness, Global Literacies and Public Rhetorics

  • Theresa Donovan, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, & Teresa (Terry) Quezada, University of Texas at El Paso, "Sticking with It: Improving Writing and Audience Awareness through Intercultural Peer Review"

  • Ma-Aruf Al-Hassan, University of Texas at El Paso, "The Voice You Hear Either Includes or Excludes You: What We Need to Know About Public Rhetorics"

3:05pm – 4:20pm (Creekside II)

PANEL. Biopolitics, Flashpoints, and Cultural Adaptations

  • Mohammed Sakip Iddrisu, Arizona State University, "Biopolitics, the Hijab and the Future of Rhetorical Projects"

  • Ashok Bhusal, University of Texas at El Paso, "Making Cultural Adaptations to Multimodal Pedagogies in First-Year Composition"

  • Rachael Green-Howard, University of Delaware and Austin Community College, "Flashpoint Moments: Difficult Conversations, Confronting Assumptions, and Pushing Back"

4:30pm – 5:45pm (Creekside I)

PANEL. Ethics and Intersubjectivity: Place-based Insights

  • Nathan Shepley, University of Houston, "The Ethics of Where: Why the Direction of Our Gaze Matters in Writing Classes Themed with the Topic of Place"

  • Elizabeth Kimball, Drexel University, & Elenore Long, Arizona State University, "Taking Up 'The Hard Problem of Intersubjectivity' in Community Contexts"

4:30pm – 5:45pm (Creekside II)

PANEL. Performative Pedagogies and Decolonizing Technologies

  • Nicole C Cunningham-Frisbey, University of New Hampshire, "Exploring the Thirdspaces of Writing as Genre in the Writing Classroom: The Importance of Place, Poetry, and Performance"

  • Suresh Lohani, University of Texas at El Paso, "Decolonizing Technology (Design) to Ensure Social Justice in Writing Studies"