Wayne State’s Rhetoric/Composition program will be well-represented at the 2009 Conference on College Composition and Communication:
- On March 11 PhD candidate Cara Kozma will present a talk entitled “Thinking Globally, Writing Locally” as part of the “Developing Long-Term, Reciprocal Relationships with Community Partners” workshop.
- On March 12 PhD candidate Michael McGinnis will present a talk entitled “1969: Re-opening Corbett’s Fist: CCC and Social Change in the Sixties” as part of the “Choragraphies of Composition: Revisiting Five Key Moments in the 60 Year History of CCCC” panel.
- On March 12 soon-to-be-graduate Linda Learman will present a talk entitled “Instrumentalism in the Composition Classroom” as part of the panel “Research in FYC: Reading, Reflection, Resistance and the Postcolonial”
- On March 13 PhD candidate Clay Walker will present a talk entitled “The Ethics of Affect” as part of the panel “Shades of Grey: Affect, Aesthetics, and Subversion in Composition”
- On March 13 PhD candidate Jared Grogan will present a talk entitled “Entangled Writing: Refracting Hope and Science in Eco-Composition” as part of the panel “Eco-Composition as a Tool in the Writing Classroom”
- On March 13 PhD candidate Jill Morris will present a talk entitled “Online Immersion: Circulating Knowledge, Serving Communities” as part of the panel “Making (New Media) Waves: Challenging the Circulation Limitations of Community Media through Delivery Technologies”
- On March 14 PhD candidate Mary Karcher will present a talk entitled “Remembering the Waves and Capturing the Ripples: Sirc, Snakes, and the Use of Viral Media in the Composition Classroom” as part of the “Digital Mobility, Viral Media, and Creative EMs” panel
- On March 14 Professor Gwen Gorzelsky will present a talk entitled “An Experiential Approach to Literacy Studies” as part of the “Qualitative Research Methods: Ethnography and Beyond panel”
- On March 14 Professor (and Director of Composition) Ellen Barton will be formally presented with the 2009 Braddock Award as part of the Awards/Recognition Ceremony.
UPDATE: several grad student presenters will be holding a 4 C’s “dress rehearsal” from 11:30 – 2 PM in the 10th Floor Conference room. Join us for a sneak preview of these presentations and to provide helpful feedback to participants.