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Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference –
2010
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
8-8:45 a.m. – Conference Registration and Cof...
“ ‘Digital Natives’ at a Border Institute: Analyzing Student and Instructor
Perceptions on Technology Use in First-Year Co...
“Transgender in Transition: The Evolving Literacy of Gender Identity and
Expression” – Sally E. Said
“The Rhetoric of Raci...
“The New American University, the Humanities, and Environmental Sustainability” –
Peter Goggin
“Is the Medium the Message?...
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010
9-9:30 a.m. – Registration Continues / Coffee
Session IV: 9:30 – 11 a.m.
IV-A Getting More Mileage...
IV-D Rhetorics of Activism
“Citizenship Through Activism” – Robin Murphy
“Frames and Fallacies: Rhetorical Manipulation in...
“Discovering Dewey is Dead: The Challenge of an Adjunct Composition Instructor
Attempting a Student Centered Classroom” – ...
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  1. 1. Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference – 2010 Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 8-8:45 a.m. – Conference Registration and Coffee 9-10:15 a.m. – Keynote Address, Corbett Auditorium Session I: 10:30 a.m. – Noon I-A – This is Your Brain on Writing: Research in Neuroscience and its Implications for Composition “Rethinking Writing Instruction in the Age of Neuroscience” – Holly Bauer “Brain Imaging and New Possibilities for Writing Curriculum” – Carrie Wastal “Rethinking the Teaching of Academic Writing in a Networked World” – Pam Wright I-B – The “American Narrative” at Hispanic-serving Border Colleges: Results from a Multi-Method Study “Four-person panel will provide background and scholarship of relating to histories of culture difference in US, outline research design, and provide analysis for specific context and larger cultural implications” Monica F Torres, Kathryn Valentine, Eduardo Arellano, Mary Prentice I-C – Contested Definitions of Literacy “Technological Literacy as Network Building” – Jason Swarts “Defining Ill/literacy in the Academic, Government, and Non-Profit Worlds” – Jill Culley “Citizenship as Exclusion” – Holly Middleton I-D – Digital Pedagogies “Epic Fail: The Pedagogical Rhetorics of New Media” – Seth Myers
  2. 2. “ ‘Digital Natives’ at a Border Institute: Analyzing Student and Instructor Perceptions on Technology Use in First-Year Composition Courses” - Marc Scott and Meg McGuire “Identifying and Transcribing Ways that New Media Users Think: A Method of Invention” – Kerry Banazek I-E – Theories of the Composition Classroom “Chi (Qi), Service-Learning, and Ecocomposition” – Shu-Fen Cheng “Revealing the Western States Nuclear History Through Critical Discourse Studies: Implications for First Year Composition” – Fiona Harris Ramsby “Language Beyond Words: Gee’s Discourse Theory as Pedagogy” – Jason Dietz Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Session II: 1:30 – 3 p.m. II-A – Rhetoric and Writing as Problems “The Writing Bubble: What Will We Teach When it Bursts?” – David Fleming “Positioning Scholars of Visual Rhetoric as Agents of Social Change: A Balancing Act” - Eva R Brumberger “Problems as Interpretive Acts” – Richard Young II-B – Institutional Rhetorics “A Pedagogical Approach Toward Recognizing Propaganda in Visual Rhetoric” – Kyle R. Jeffreys “The Rhetoric of Recruitment: Courting Students in a Consumerist Age” – Michael Kellar “In Pursuit of Literacy: Institutional Literacy and the Teaching of First-Year Writing” – Stephanie Merz II-C – Rhetorics of Transformation
  3. 3. “Transgender in Transition: The Evolving Literacy of Gender Identity and Expression” – Sally E. Said “The Rhetoric of Racial Passing: Silence and Lies” – Elaine Fredericksen and Victor Hernandez “Students’ Reflection as Agency: Self-assessment in Second Language Writing Contexts” – Maripi Milagros-Garcia II-D – Classroom Transitions: Pedagogical Strategies for a Writing Across Communities Approach to First-Year Writing “The Interplay of Pedagogies: How Genres, Grammar, and WAC Can Successfully Come Together in One Writing Classroom” - Christine Beagle “Mapping Student Literacies and University Discourse Communities” - Erin Penner “Exploring Genre Through Language”- Brittany Kelley II-E – Discovery, Rediscovery, and the Undiscovered “Archival Location: Using Rhetoric of Discovery to Locate John T. McCutcheon’s Suffrage Cartoons” – Shirley K. Rose “Discovering Ethos: Researching the Archival Record of a Mentor” – Karen Peirce “From Epideictic to Deliberative Rhetoric: The Non-English Discourses of LOST” – Emily Hooper Session III: 3:15-4:45 p.m. III-A – A Text of One’s Own: Finding Writing Identities in New Texts and Voices “‘Friend-ing’ Academic Discourse: Using Facebook in the First Year Composition Classroom” – Jill Buettner “Unleashing the ‘Wild Tongue’: Using Multi-Cultural and Borderland Texts in the First Year Composition Classroom” – Randeep Hothi “An Identity of Our Own: Building Students Success Through Service Learning. Community Activism and High School Outreach” – Jesus Limon III-B – Transforming Environmental Rhetoric for a Sustainable Future
  4. 4. “The New American University, the Humanities, and Environmental Sustainability” – Peter Goggin “Is the Medium the Message?: Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth and Rhetorical Appeal to Audience” – Amanda Klump “Drill baby, drill (or God’ll get ‘cha): Sarah Palin and Fundamentalist Rhetorics of Environmental Sustainability” – Megan Mason III-C – Rhetorics of Resistance and Interruption “ ‘I’m not racist’ as a Rhetoric of White Identity” – Amanda Wray “War! (Good God Y’All) What is it Good For?: Lesbian Identity, Articulation, and the Feminist Sex Wars” – Maggie Werner “Transnational Narratives of Leadership: How Autobiographies of Women World Leaders Reify the Doxa of the Nation-State” – Rebecca Richards III-D – Regional Rhetorics “Exposing Myths About English and Distorted Images of the Immigrant in the Rhetoric of the Amendment to Make English the Official Language of Arizona” – Erik Johnson “Red State Redemption: Reclaiming Local Literacy from the Rhetorical Margins” – Rachel Jackson “The Overlooked Rhetors of Flyover Country: Establishing Precedent for Rural Rhetorics in the FYC Classroom” – Rebecca Powell III-E – Rhetorics for Living: Teaching and Writing Multiple Texts “Transforming Rhetoric to Transform Teaching” – Rick Hansen “Developing a Feeling for Words: Restoring the Emotive Force to Rhetoric” – Scott Stevens “Why Not at School? The Mis-match of School and Lifelong Literacies” – Kim Donehower 5-6 p.m. Reception, English 229
  5. 5. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 9-9:30 a.m. – Registration Continues / Coffee Session IV: 9:30 – 11 a.m. IV-A Getting More Mileage: Revising/Reviving the Composition Classroom “Creating a Magic Moment: Style’s Revivification of the Writer-Reader Relationship” – Rosanne Carlo “Reconfiguring Relations Through the Whole-class Workshop” – Jessica Shumake “Recovering the Ethics in Ethos: Phronesis in the Service-Learning Classroom” – Rachel Wendler IV-B Troubling Nationality: Investigating Local and Transnational Literacies and Rhetorics “Transnational and Local Contexts for Sudanese Refugees in Phoenix, Arizona” – Judy Holliday “Situating Local Public Deliberation among the Sudanese-American Refugee Community in Phoenix: An Analysis of Three Critical Incidents” – Jennifer Clifton “Leveraging and Negotiating Institutional Interests to Forge a Transnational Literacy Initiative” – Andrea Alden Lewis “Narrative as Public World Making: Inventing a Discursive Space for Inquiry and Action at the AZ Lost Boys Center” – Elenore Long IV-C Rhetoric in the Age of Disciplinarity Chair: Maureen Mathison “Scientific Interestedness and Its Public Reception: Climatologist and Meterologists Engaging Global Warming – Christina Smith “The Success of ‘Failing to Thrive’: How a Physician’s Personal Narrative Crosses the Cultural Divide” – Isabell Gardett “Tribe and Tribulation: “Sociological and Epistemological Definitions of Disciplines and the Question of Composition” – Susan Sample
  6. 6. IV-D Rhetorics of Activism “Citizenship Through Activism” – Robin Murphy “Frames and Fallacies: Rhetorical Manipulation in No Child Left Behind” – Chris Burnham “When the Paradigm Pops: Financial Crises and the Rhetoric of Risk and Return” – Crystal Broach Colombini IV-E Performing the Academy: Enacting Voices of the Classroom “Comments and the Classroom Context: Interrogating Students’ Rhetorical Relationships to Teacher Commentary” – Jeremy Branstead “Practicing Our Performance Literacies: Subverting Masculinist Academic Roles” – Sonya Hale and Katie Miller IV-F The Rhetorical Shaping of Online Spaces “Transforming Writing Classrooms by Implementing Intelligent Tutoring Support” – Loel Kim “Creating and Legitimizing Social Media to Support Writing Instruction” – Chris Werry “Socializing the Military, Militarizing Social Networking” – Dawn Thacker-Penich Session V: 11:15 a.m. – 12:45p.m. V-A Crossing Boundaries to Create Change through Service Learning “Interactive 3-person presentation combining video interviews, role play exercises, reflective writing, and strategies for the service learning classroom” – Wanda Martin, Kyle Fiore, Valeria Thomas V-B Discovering and Transforming the Role of Adjunct “Kantian Ethics in the University Business Model” – Michael Modarelli
  7. 7. “Discovering Dewey is Dead: The Challenge of an Adjunct Composition Instructor Attempting a Student Centered Classroom” – Pamela Roeper “The Problems with Discovery in Composition” – William Thelin V-C Making Multimodal Projects: Integrating Digital Rhetorics and Literacies across the Curriculum “Three-person panel outlines theoretical framework for project Making Multimodal Projects: A Guide for Writers, presents video and interviews from previous multimodal projects, and practicalities of a co-authored textbook” – Jennifer Sheppard, Kristin Arola, Cheryl Ball V-D Inhabiting the Borderlands: Academic Language Learning and the Transformative Possibilities in the Writing Center and Composition Classroom “Three-person panel considers power of institutional language and messages, specifically analyzes first-year composition assignments, and the academy’s values as demonstrated in the Writing Center” – John Whittman, Paula Barrington-Schmidt, Matthew Moberly V-E Rhetorical Theory in Action “Exploring the ‘Problem’ of Change in Rogerian Rhetoric and Individual Rhetoric” – Kate Ryan “Transboundary Water Management in the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Rhetorical Struggle for Signification” – Edgar Barrantes “Belief and Discourse” – Tony Ricks V-F Preservation and Discovery in an Independent Writing Program Chris Thaiss, Sarah Perrault, and Rebekka Anderson

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