Spend 4C15 with Feminists

4C15 approaches, and there are an unprecedented number of incredible sounding sessions and events on the docket. In fact, it is a near-impossible task to choose just one per time slot. That’s where the Coalition can help.

3/18: Spend the day (9-5) at the Feminist Workshop in the Tampa Convention Center, Room 5. This year’s theme is “Teaching, Service, and the Material Conditions of Labor.” Participants will work to identify ways they can and do engage in feminist labor within academia. First Level Co-Chairs include Lauren Connolly, Jennifer Nish, April Cobos, Patty Wilde, April Conway, Lydia McDermott, Roseanne Gatto, Shannon Mondor, Moushumi Biswas, Emma Howes, Alison A. Lukowski, Nicole Khoury, and Lauren Rosenberg. Speakers include Dawn Opel, Liz Egen, Jessica Philbrook, Dara Regaignon, Jennifer Heinert, Cassandra Phillips, Shelley Hawthorne Smith, and Michele Lockhart, Kathleen Mollick.

The letters CWS, HRC, and NWS are stacked on top of each other at the center of this image. The phrase “CCCC 2015” runs sideways along the left-hand side; the names of NWS speakers are listed (also sideways) on the right.

3/18: Join the CWSHRC from 6:30-8:30 in the Marriott’s Salon E. 

We’ll start with a showcase of new work by 11 Coalition scholars: Heather B. Adams, Erin M. Andersen, Geghard Arakelian, Heather Branstetter, Tamika Carey, Lavinia Hirsu, Nicole Khoury, Katie Livingston, LaToya Sawyer, Erin Wecker, and Patty Wilde.

We’ll end with interactive mentoring tables on the following topics: Alt Academics & Independent Scholars with Beth Hewett & Erin Krampetz, Campus Labor Activism with Kirsti Cole & Bo Wang, Developing Research Questions with David Gold, Sarah Hallenbeck, & Lindsay Rose Russell, Grad School Transitions with Nan Johnson & Wendy Sharer, Fostering Inclusion with Risa Applegarth, Cristina Ramirez, & Hyoejin Yoon, Making Monographs with Kate Adams & Lynée Gaillet, Making the Most of Digital Resources with April Cobos & Becca Richards, Mentoring Undergraduate Research with Jane Greer & Paige Banaji, When and How to Say No with Marta Hess & Gwen Pough, Working in the Archives with Nancy Myers & Kathleen Welch.

This image, an informational poster for the Women’s Network SIG, features a Wonder Woman LEGO figure, complete with star-spangled bikini and red boots.

3/19: Participate in the Women’s Network SIG from 6:30-7:30 in the Tampa CC, Room 14.Open to all CCCC attendees, this Special Interest Group is a participant-led sharing session on gender, professional labor, and workplace equity. Chair: Heather B. Adams.

3/21: Meet the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession from 9:30-10:30 at the Action Hub in Tampa CC, Ballroom B. This final-day meet-up is a chance to talk with representatives from all 4Cs committees, including this one led by Co-Chairs Holly Hassel and K. Hyoejin Yoon.

Situating Composition, Celebrating Lisa Ede

Thanks to our colleagues at Oregon State University, the generous hosts of “Situating Composition,” aka #LisaCon, we can all recognize Friday, October 24th 2014 as Lisa Ede Day. So many of us are so lucky to know Lisa, who is (to quote Twitter) our most wonderful, most fabulous, most magnificent and lovable teacher, collaborator, mentor, and friend. She is also the inspiration for a new Coalition award: the CWSHRC Lisa Ede Mentoring Award. 

Since it’s founding 25 years ago, the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition has been an organization of mentors and mentoring. We might say scholarship is the head of the organization, mentoring is the heart, and teaching is the open hand. While it is true that we look to our colleague Lisa Ede as an example of each of these activities, we cannot think of anything more fitting than to honor her work by establishing an award for mentoring in her honor.
Beginning this fall at the 10th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, which will be held at ASU (10/28-10/31/15), we will proudly and with great pleasure give the first Lisa Ede Mentoring Award to a colleague or colleagues who follow Lisa’s example. Specifically, this award will be given to an individual or group with a career-record of mentorship, including formal and informal advising of students and colleagues; leadership in campus, professional, and/or local communities; and other activities that align with the overall mission and goals of the Coalition.

For more information about how to nominate a colleague or colleagues (materials are due 5/1/2015) and how to contribute to the award fund, please download our informational flyer, and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. Please, too, congratulate Lisa the next time you see or write to her.
(W/thanks to OSU and @WritingAtLaneCC for the first and last images, respectively.)

Last Preview of Remastered Documentary

With only a couple days before the CWSHRC Gala, see these last three clips of the remastered documentary. See original post describing the documentary herethe second round of clips, and the third.

Clips from Remastered Documentary – Part III

See original post describing the documentary here, and the second round of clips.

More Clips from Remastered Documentary

See original post describing the documentary here.

Coalition to Debut Remastered Documentary for 25th Anniversary

As part of its 25th anniversary, the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition will feature a closed-captioned, remastered version of the 2008 video created by Wendy Sharer and Michelle Eble on the origins and influences of the Coalition since its founding. As we approach our 25th anniversary, we invite you to reminisce with us through these clips on our history in the making — including the Coalition’s founding, its Constitution, and its involvement with the 4C’s and Feminisms and Rhetorics. We also invite you to celebrate with us the late Win Horner, whom many count among the Coalition’s earliest champions and mentors.

 

See more clips and even more

25th Anniversary Gala Celebration

The Executive Board would like to announce that plans are well underway for the Coalition’s 25th Anniversary Gala celebration, to be held in Indianapolis on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Grand Ballroom III (Second Floor), at the JW Indianapolis  Marriott. One such plan involves restoring and re-using the 2008 Coalition history video produced by Wendy Sharer and Michelle Eble. Additionally, Alexandra Hidalgo — Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Writing, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, and co-founder of Agnès Films — has agreed to produce a new documentary project on the Coalition as a history-in-the-making, which means she will be taking videography throughout the Gala event.

To continue two long-standing traditions, the Gala will feature engaging speakers and mentoring tables, and our speakers — all past presidents of the Coalition at various moments in its history — will, in the spirit of a roundtable discussion, focus on their interpretations of the Coalition’s scholarly and civic impacts on rhetoric and composition, and on future goals and directions for feminist scholars working in the field. We hope you will join us there for a special reception and celebration! We also hope you will take some time to help us envision those future goals and directions by contributing to the CWSHRC 2014-16 survey.

Until the Gala,
Elizabeth Tasker-Davis
Nancy Myers
Jenn Fishman
Lisa Mastrangelo
Tarez Samra Graban
Jaque McCleod Rogers

CCCC Agenda

Begin your CCCC 2013 experience at our Wednesday night session!

Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.

Riviera Hotel, Grande Ballroom D, First Floor

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

 

Session agenda:

“Connecting Past and Future Feminist Research Practices”

Chair: Elizabeth Tasker-Davis, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches,TX

Keynote Speakers: Jessica Enoch, University of Maryland, College Park. “Mining, Mapping, and Making: Feminist Historiography and the Digital Humanities”

Letizia Guglielmo, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA. Finding their Voices: Feminist Intervention, Public Narratives, and Social Media.”

Phyllis Thompson, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City. The New Archive: Women, Writing, and Work.”

 Book and article awards, presented by Nancy Myers

Roundtable discussions with established and new feminist scholars:

1) History Methodologies – Nan Johnson, Marta Hess

2) Single Author Book Manuscript – Kathleen Welch, Lindal Buchanan

3) Collaborative Research and Writing – Jenn Fishman, Andrea Lunsford, Carolyn Wisniewski

4) Full Professor Portfolio – Lynee Lewis Gaillet, Kate Adams, Lisa Ede

5) Turning the Dissertation into a Book Manuscript – Cheryl Glenn, Shirley Wilson Logan, Wendy Hayden

6) Edited Collections – Kris Ratcliffe, Wendy Sharer, Jacqueline McLeod Rogers

7) Finding Balance between Professional and Personal Life – Hui Wu, Barb L’Eplattenier, Jenny Bay

8) Interviewing and Changing Jobs – Nancy Myers, Jessica Enoch

9) Women in Digital Spaces – Mary P. Sheridan and Lee Nickoson, Mariana Grohowski

 

Feminism and Rhetoric – 2013 CFP

CFP Feminisms and Rhetorics 2013

Linked:  Rhetorics, Feminisms, and Global Communities

The Program in Writing and Rhetoric and the Hume Writing Center invite proposals for the Ninth Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics conference, to be held at Stanford University September 25-28, 2013. Our emphasis this year is on links, the connections between people, between places, between times, between movements. The conference theme—Linked: Rhetorics, Feminisms, and Global Communities—reflects Stanford’s setting in the heart of Silicon Valley, a real as well as virtual space with links to every corner of the globe. We aim for a conference that will be multi-vocal, multi-modal, multi-lingual, and inter-disciplinary, one in which we will work together to articulate the contours of feminist rhetorics.

Building on the 2011 conference, with its focus on the challenges and opportunities of feminism, the 2013 conference will seek to explore links between and among local and global, academic and nonacademic, past and present, public and private, and online and offline communities. In particular, we invite conversations about cross-cultural and global rhetorics, science and technology, entrepreneurship, outreach, or intersections among these.

We invite proposals (panels or individual submissions) treating any links between feminisms and rhetorics. The following questions are of particular interest:

  • What links do we make or fail/neglect to make in the work we do (in communities, in our field(s), in the classroom setting, across cultures)?
  • How are cross-cultural rhetorics embodied?
  • How do feminist rhetorics intersect with/operate in global, social, financial, activist, and communication networks?  How can we use these links for productive outreach?
  • How does or can writing link multimedia worlds?
  • What are the specific spaces (geographical, virtual, etc.) where solidarities (strategic, impermanent, etc.) are formed? How do new audiences, contexts, ideas, movements emerge in these spaces? How are the feminisms of the 21st century “linked in”?
  • What kind of genderings/racings/classings happen in the rhetorical situations of internet-based social networks?
  • How does the link between feminism and rhetoric help us interrogate nationalism, fundamentalism, violence, and/or war?
  • What can feminist theory/ies bring to cross/intercultural communication?  How can entrepreneurial or social-entrepreneurial efforts help us redefine or improve cross/intercultural communication and outreach?
  • How might the study of intercultural rhetorics enrich and complicate accepted narratives of feminisms, western rhetoric and science?

Deadline for submission: February 1, 2013

Questions or comments?      femrhet2013@stanford.edu

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.”

Speakers:

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.