Join us!

Join us for the annual Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition Wednesday evening event at the 2012 CCCCs:

Wednesday, 21 March, 6:30-8:30 pm in Renaissance Hotel, Majestic Ballroom, Salon A/B, Second Floor.

The first part of the session consists of the panel, “Women Reading and Writing Women: Recent Trends in Feminist Scholarship.”


Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Florida State University, “Can You Picture That? Visual Imagery at the Interface”

Sue Hum, University of Texas at San Antonio, “Dance of Bodies, Dance of Words: The Rhetoric of Difference”

Rebecca Richards, St. Olaf College, “The Transnational Turn of Feminist Rhetorics and Composition”

By examining the feminist relationship of the self in scholarship, the three speakers discuss visual, ethnic, and transnational rhetorics in answering the question from the 2012 CCCCs call: “What scholarly and methodological gateways has the field constructed, and do they limit or open up possibilities for inquiry?” These scholars address their professional commitment to these chosen fields, the field’s potential for the discipline, and areas of future research. These women represent advanced, middle, and beginning career moments and a range of institutional locations.

The second part of the session consists of the Coalition’s traditional mentoring groups led by Coalition members and disciplinary leaders such as Nan Johnson, Lynee Gaillet, Krista Ratcliffe, and others. Topics of these mentoring groups include Transforming the Dissertation; Designing Proposals for Fellowships and Grants; Coming Up for Tenure in the 21st Century; Publishing Options and Opportunities; Working in Digital Spaces; and other professional subjects.