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Gesa E. Kirsch CWS Graduate Student Symposium

First Annual Graduate Student Symposium
April 30, 2010 | EB 107a

Conference Schedule:

8:00 – 8:30: Breakfast (EB 288)

8:30 – 9:45: Session 1: Rhetorics of Activism and Advocacy

Alexandra Cavallaro, “‘We wanted people to have to think twice about something they do everyday': The Gay Illini and the Role of Image Events in Social Protest"

Martha Webber, “Tensions in the Field: Community-Based-Learning and Service-Learning Models in Composition”

Patrick Berry, “Reading, Writing, and Recidivism: Rhetorics of Literacy in the Prison Classroom”

Lauren Marshall Bowen, “The Absent Presence: AARP and the Curriculum of Aging.”

9:55 – 11:10: Session 2: Reassembling Research Methodologies

Vanessa Rouillon, “Writing Rhetorical Education through Archival Records and Oral Histories: Bethel AME Church and its Lyceum”

Samantha Looker, “Rethinking Researcher/Participant Relationships with Undergraduate Students”

Hannah Bellwoar, “Challenging Theoretical Assumptions with Situated Studies of Medical Discourse”

Jenica Roberts, “Reassembling The September Issue: Accounting for Anna Wintour through the Lens of Latour”

11:20 – 12:35: Session 3: Interrogating Educational Policy

Carey Hawkins Ash, “The Case for Education as a Fundamental Right of Citizenship in the United States”

Andrea Olinger, “Who’s Responsible for “Student English”? The Regulation of Faculty Cooperation in Postwar College Writing”

Sonia Kline, “Developing a Theoretical and Analytical Framework for Examining Computer-Based Writing Assessment Programs”

12:45 – 1:45: Luncheon Keynote

Kathie Gossett, Asst. Professor of Rhetoric & New Media, Old Dominion University, “RT @diy: Building Your Academic Career in #gradschool and Beyond"