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Symposium Archive


Archived Speakers

  Date and Schedule Keynote Speaker
1. April 30, 2010 Kathie Gossett, Old Dominion University: “RT @diy: Building Your Academic Career in #gradschool and Beyond"
2. April 29, 2011

CWS alumni panel in honor of Gail Hawisher's retirement:

Carrie Lamanna, Colorado State University (via Skype): “This is New Media: Research, Identity, and Representation in the Digital Age.”

Phil Eubanks, Northern Illinois University: “Metaphor and Writing: The Cutting Room Floor”

Marcia Buell, Northeastern Illinois University: “What are the Implications of Not Teaching Visuality?”

Joyce Walker, Illinois State University: I'm thrilled to be here: Building community in academic spaces.”

3. April 27, 2012 Derek Van Ittersum, Kent State University: “Writing in Pain: Computing Injuries and the Role of the Body in Writing Activity”
4. April 26, 2013 Christa J. Olson, University of Wisconsin-Madison: "The Persuasions of Travel: Andean Landscapes and U.S. National Vision"
5. April 25, 2014 Steve Lamos, University of Colorado at Boulder: "'Dwelling in Place': Possible Futures for Writing Instruction"
6. April 24, 2015 Amy Wan: Who is the Public at the Public University? The Legacy of Higher Education for American Democracy
7. April 22, 2016 Kim Hensley Owens: In Lak'ech, The Chicano Clap, and Fear: A Partial Rhetorical Autopsy of Tucson's Now-Illegal Ethnic Studies Class
8. April 21, 2017 Mary P. Sheridan: Feminist Maker Culture: A Work in Progress
9. April 27, 2018 Kevin Roozen: Tracing Mediated Action through the World: Understanding the Enduring Consequences of Acting with Inscriptions
10. April 26-27, 2019

Gesa Kirsch:

Michael Burns: