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Krystin Gollihue presents her work on #farmher at Carolina Rhetoric Conference

Second-year CRDM student Krystin Gollihue presented at the Carolina Rhetoric Conference held at the University of South Carolina.

Her presentation was titled “#FarmHer and the Hybrid Rhetoric of 21st Century Female Farmers” and detailed a visual analysis of Instagram images made by women in agriculture that both push against and reify the boundaries of traditional gender identity and labor.


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Kendra L. Andrews presents at the International Conference on Writing Analytics and receives acceptance to the Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research


Last week, second-year CRDMer, Kendra L. Andrews,  attended the International Conference on Writing Analytics in St. Petersburg, Florida where she presented on “Mining for Transfer: Using MyReviewers to Address Evidence of Writing Transfer in Upper-Level STEM courses.” Her presentation evolved from her work with Dr. Chris Anson on a NSF-funded research project on facilitated peer review in upper-level STEM courses in conjunction with faculty at USF, Penn, Dartmouth, and MIT. Kendra’s primary focus is applying transfer theories to peer review practices in STEM-courses with Richard Straub’s work, “Responding—Really Responding—to Other Student Writers” as the framework for analysis.

With this research focus, Andrews will attend the 2017 Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research in New Hampshire. At the seminar, she will spend two weeks developing her research as she moves toward publication and working toward her dissertation.


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Desiree, Kendra, Chen Presented at The Watson Conference

CRDM students Desirre Dighton, Kendra L. Andrews, and Chen Chen presented at The Watson Conference with CRDM faculty Dr. Stacey Pigg this past week in Louisville, KY. Dr. Pigg was an invited speaker to the conference, and they presented their collaborative project titled “Sketchnoting, Mobility, and Writing a Spatial Self.” The presenters would also like to acknowledge CRDM student T. Mark Bentley who helped sketchnote part of the talk for the presentation. Here’s a snapshot of the sketching of the lit review on multimodal composing.14718854_1083141278421392_4654888330756280834_n


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Krystin Gollihue Presented at the Cultural Rhetorics Conference

Krystin Gollihue, a second-year CRDM student, presented at the Cultural Rhetorics annual conference at Michigan State University on October 3 as a part of a panel titled, “Locating the Knowledge Making Practices of Girls and Women”. Her presentation, “She Blogs Like Bedroom Culture: A Cultural History of Teenage Girlhood and Web 2.0” gathered qualitative life history interviews from five femme- and female-identified participants who had kept a LiveJournal blog in the early 2000s. The project aims to counter corporate, whitewashed, masculine, and self-generating histories of the Internet by offering the lived, embodied practices of women bloggers in the early adolescence of Web 2.0.


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J.J. Sylvia’s Presentations at International Communication Association annual conference

J.J. Sylvia, a fourth-year CRDM candidate, presented two pieces at the International Communication Association annual conference in Japan this summer. His first presentation, “Visual Representations of Big Data on the Web,” was part of the panel Selective Visuals: Politics, Metaphors, Narratives. The paper featured a quantitative study that analyzed the way big data is represented metaphorically through visuals on the web. This study is part of a larger project that aims to explore the predominant problem-space of information and big data in order to explore the potential for alternative problem-spaces.
 A second presentation, “Programming Future Conduct: How Big Data Affects Subjectivation and Self-Care” was part of a Data and Surveillance panel. This paper argued for a Foucauldian approach to big data through the theoretical framework of subjectivation. J.J. argues that through personal use of data, shaping one’s own life is a form of provocation that takes place outside of discursive practices. Such an active shaping of one’s life offers a way to move beyond discourse, which suffers from a decline of symbolic efficiency, to an opening up of a new potential for intervening in power and creating new avenues for programming one’s future conduct.
While in Japan, he also explored the Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto, a famous walk used for meditation by 20th century Japanese philosopher Nishida Kitaro.

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CRDM Students Presented at CCCC

Last week in Houston, TX, four CRDM students presented at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication:

Gwendolynne Reid: “Interrogating Our Schema for Discipline as Category.”

Chen Chen: “Discipliniography of Rhet/Comp on Social Media: What Are We Doing in Our Facebook Groups?”

Krystin Gollihue: “Making Action: A Pedagogy for Craft.”

Meridith Reed: “Communities of Support: Investigating the Informal Peer-to-Peer Mentoring of GTAs.”


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Three 1st-year CRDMers presented at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference

This past week, three first-year CRDM students presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference in Seattle.

Charlie Ecenbarger presented his paper titled: “I Remember When This Was Free: The Transition from Add-Ons to Downloadable Content.”

Kee Eun Joo Lee presented her paper titled: “I am observing a new cultural revolution on the TaJinYo forum’: Celebrity Production of Non-authoritative Media by Online Anti-fans.”

Justin Grandinetti’s paper is titled: “‘Jihadi Cool’: The Rhetorical Vernacular of the Islamic State.

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