Conference Schedule

Second Conference

Association of Rhetoric & Writing Studies

October 19-20, 2017 | El Paso, Texas

Thursday, October 19, 2017

All sessions take place in the Del Norte Room.

9am – 10:00am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Stuart Blythe, Michigan State University

10:15 - 11:30am

PANEL. Writing Studies in the Wild: How WS Programs Play with Others

  • Wioleta Fedeczko, Utah Valley University, “Why I Killed Introduction to Writing Studies: Student and Faculty Identity in a Multi-Disciplinary Program”

  • Nathan Gale, Utah Valley University, “Rhetorical Theory as a Side of Fries: The Difficulties and Value in Teaching Theoria, Poiesis, and Praxis in a Writing Studies Program”

  • Mark Pepper, Utah Valley University, “Branding Technical Communication: Our Curious ‘Other’ Within Writing Studies”

  • Jerry Petersen, Utah Valley University, “Finding a Place for Writing Studies among Other English Majors in the Capstone Course”

11:45 – 12:45pm

LUNCH BREAK

Enjoy lunch on your own at the hotel or a restaurant nearby.

1pm – 2:15pm

ROUNDTABLE. Beyond the Intro Course: Contextualizing RWS Courses Across Program Goals, Objectives, and Experiences

  • Garrett Colón, Michigan State University, “Constituting Successful Writing Students: A Framework for Analyzing Program Design

  • Elizabeth Birmingham & Kevin Brooks, North Dakota State University, “The Public Narrative in a Social Justice Curriculum”

  • Elizabeth Kimball, Drew University, “19th Century Rhetoric from the Margins”

  • Jennifer Clifton, University of Texas at El Paso, “Having Skin in the Game: Democratic Iterations of the Shared Use of Reasoning”

  • Laura Gonzalez, University of Texas at El Paso, "Technical Communication and Social Justice"

  • Elenore Long, Arizona State University, “How to Command Rhetoric as a Productive, Public Art? Design Decisions for ENG 370: Science, Values and Local Publics”

2:30 – 3:45pm

 PANEL. The Ecology of Fullness: From Writing Program to Student to University

  • Andrew Hollinger, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  • Marlene Galvan, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  • Colin Charlton, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

3:45 – 4:15pm

COFFEE BREAK

Enjoy free refreshments with your colleagues.

4:30 – 5:45pm

Association of Rhetoric & Writing Studies (ARWS) Business Meeting

Join your colleagues for an important meeting that will shape the future of ARWS.

6pm & on

DINNER

Enjoy dinner on your own at the hotel or a restaurant nearby.

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

All sessions take place in the Del Norte Room.

9am – 10:15am

PANEL. Implementing Curriculum & Programs in RWS

  • Consuelo Carr Salas, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, “Undergraduate FYW Program Philosophy: Foundation of an Independent Department”

  • Travis Maynard, Florida State University, “A Curriculum Delivered, A Curriculum Remembered: An Alumni Study of an Undergraduate Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric”

  • Charles Etheridge, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, “The Writing for Nonprofits Certification: When Institutional Goals, Program Philosophies, and Competing Constituencies Collide”

10:30 – 11:45am

 PANEL. By Way of Introduction: First Courses in RWS

  • Shuv Raj Rana Bhat, University of Texas at El Paso, “Exploring Rhetorical Situations in First Year Rhetoric and Writing Class”

  • Ashok Bhusal, University of Texas at El Paso, “An Analysis of the RWS 1301 Course at the University of Texas at El Paso”

  • Tracey J. Hayes, Northern Arizona University, "Teaching Rhetoric: Using Social Media to Explain Rhetorical Appeals & Enthymemes"

 

11:45 – 12:45pm

LUNCH BREAK

Enjoy lunch on your own at the hotel or a restaurant nearby.

 

1pm – 2:15pm

PANEL. Why We Drive a Hybrid: The Benefits of a Writing Major Integrating Creative Writing, Professional Preparation, and Liberal Arts

  • Mary Rist, St. Edward’s University

  • Lynn Rudloff, St. Edward’s University

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

 

2:30 – 3:45pm

 PANEL. Cross-Talk in RWS: Disciplinarity, Boundaries, & Accountability

  • Teresa Quezada, University of Texas at El Paso, “RWS Threshold Concepts: How Can We Help Students Recognize the Concepts in Other/Upper-Division/Discipline-Specific Courses?”

  • Franny Howes, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Articulating Professional Writing and Communication Studies at Oregon Tech”

  • Christopher Andrews, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, “Choose Your Own Adventure: Presenting Program Philosophy to the Public”

 

3:45 – 4:15pm

COFFEE BREAK

Enjoy free refreshments with your colleagues.

 

4:30 – 5:45pm

PANEL. Three Transnationals in Search of a Programmatic Perspective: Using Transnational Experiences as a Means to Develop Writing Programs

  • Gustav Verhulsdonck,  University of Texas at El Paso, “Transnationals, Translingualism, and Transcreation: Considering User Experience Design in Teaching Transcultural Writing Processes”

  • Rich Rice, Texas Tech University, “Multimodal Transculturalism: Photo-Essays and Locational Rhetoric”

  • Kanika Batra, Texas Tech University, “Writing Africa into China: Transcultural Literacy and Rhetorical Analysis”

 

6pm & on

ARDOVINO’S DESERT CROSSING

Relax, socialize, and collaborate over evening cocktails and dinner.

 

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DINNER

Enjoy dinner on your own at the hotel or a restaurant nearby.