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Jody Shipka

Name: Jody Shipka, Department of English

Presentation Title: "From Corrections to Connections: Engineering Rhetorical Events"

Date: October 16, 2003


Drawing on research conducted in a first-year composition class that supports students' efforts in designing, producing, and delivering multimodal texts, objects and performances, this presentation works to complicate and enrich our understanding of material and rhetorical praxis by looking specifically at how students negotiated the affordances and constraints associated with the various materials, mediums, and modes they employed when engineering sophisticated rhetorical events.