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

Upcoming in 2013 and beyond

Dear friends in feminism, rhetoric, and composition,

I so enjoyed our Wednesday evening session at CCCC 2013 in Las Vegas.  Thanks to our three speakers (Jessica Enoch, Letizia Gugliemo, and Phyllis Thompson), our mentoring table hosts, my co-board members, and all who joined us.  The speaker talks will appear in a special section of the Spring issue of the journal Peitho.  Also be aware that we have moved the mentoring table notes, which in previous years were published in the Peitho newsletter, to a new online forum on this web site.

With so much diverse intellectual and technological energy in the Coalition lately, I am reminded that feminism is not just an ideology but a collaborative and forward-thinking way of life.  Given the rampant violence and oppression that continues to pervade human civilization, I take a great deal of comfort in the nurturing metaphors and practices of feminist rhetoric and composition.  I also see that we have a responsibility to encourage feminist values in our students, our colleagues, and our field at large.

Thus, we are looking forward to the upcoming Feminisms and Rhetorics conference on September 25-28, 2013 at Stanford University.  Like many of you, I received my paper acceptance a few days ago, and so I have started thinking about exactly how I want to craft and polish my topic for the other scholars who will be attending.  The Executive Board is also thinking beyond this event to the 2015 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference, the site of which has not yet been determined.

Please take a moment to read the call below and consider if your institution might fit the bill:

Host the 10th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference in 2015

In 2015, Feminisms and Rhetorics will meet for the tenth time in twenty years. You and your colleagues can lead the celebration by volunteering to host this historic event. Sponsored by the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition and convened at campuses across the country, past hosts include Oregon State University, The Ohio State University, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and (this year) Stanford University.

Complete proposals are due no later than August 15, 2013 and should include:

  • Contact information, position, and credentials of the co-chairs and the local planning committee.
  • A brief statement of interest, describing your and your colleagues’ approach and qualifications for hosting FemRhet.
  • An overview of the conference theme, including the types of scholarly, pedagogical, and civic questions you want presenters to address.
  • Information about the site itself, including a description of the geographic area, campus, conference facilities (rooms for general and breakout sessions, meals, technology, access accommodations, etc.), and lodging (including proximity from conference site and range of cost).
  • Proximity and transportation costs to and from the nearest airport.
  • Possible local sightseeing and cultural opportunities for attendees.
  • Institutional and community sponsorship and partners.

 

 

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

 

Greetings friends of feminism!

As the president of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC) for 2012-2014, I would like to welcome you to our newly re-designed web site.  Here, we have a virtual space for connecting past theories, practices, and pedagogies of women’s rhetoric and composition with the current and future interests of our constituents.  Since its inception in 1990, the CWSHRC has served as a vital network for feminist scholars and teachers in our field.  As a group, we are dedicated to sharing our experience in feminist research methodology and pedagogy; in teaching courses, workshops, and seminars; in mentoring colleagues, friends, and students; and in contributing to many types of community-focused projects.  If these are your interests, our Coalition can help you.

Even for a non-joiner like me, the CWSHRC has been a tremendous source of inspiration and strength.  I am not just talking about moral support.  I am talking about colleagues who are willing to collaborate, read, review, recommend, network, and offer tangible professional help to those who share similar goals and interests.  Let me be more specific.  At the recommendation of my dissertation director, I joined the Coalition in 2005 when I was a graduate student—that is, a pregnant middle-aged graduate student starting my second career.  By the time I finished my Ph.D. in 2007, I was divorced with three kids and a new profession that I had grown to love.  I had defended my dissertation, published my first article (in the Peitho newsletter), and landed a tenure-track job at a middle-tier state university–just in time to save my life, or so it felt.  Later that same fall, in October 2007, when I attended my first Feminisms and Rhetorics conference in Little Rock, AR, I discovered that I was not alone as a feminist scholar, teacher, single mother, and professional academic female.  Of course, intellectually, I already understood there were other professionals of my ilk, but at the FemRhet conference, I was surrounded by feminist academics of all ranks and stripes and at many stages of life.  It was like coming home…

In keeping with the open and invitational spirit that I have found in the CWSHRC, I encourage any individual interested in learning about feminist historiography, theory, practice, or pedagogy in the fields of rhetoric and composition to browse our site and join our organization.  I also encourage new and ongoing members to get involved in CWSHRC, submit to Peitho, attend the Feminisms and Rhetorics conference, subscribe to our listserv, and use this site to keep up on professional developments, make connections, and share ideas.  Please note that this president’s blog will serve as a special place not only for the president but also for invited scholars in the field to reflect on the ways they have done and do feminist historical and theoretical work.

I appreciate your visit to our new site.

Best wishes,
Elizabeth Tasker Davis
President, CWSHRC

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

Call for Peitho Editor

Call for Peitho Editor

The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC) is seeking an editor for Peitho, our biannual peer-reviewed online journal, beginning spring 2013.

In supporting the Coalition’s mission as “a learned society composed of women scholars who are committed to research in the history of rhetoric and composition,” Peitho seeks to publish research that advances the feminist study of our profession.

In cooperation with an associate editor (Lisa Mastrangelo will hold this position until 2015), Peitho’s editor has full purview over the editorial content and production process of the journal, including managing the editorial board, issuing calls for papers, refining the journal’s submission process, and publishing the journal. The editor has the support of the Coalition’s Publication Committee and Executive Board for all matters requiring approval.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will hold a position at an institution willing to contribute support/release time for this position, and she will have a solid publication record in the areas of feminist rhetoric and/or composition history and pedagogy, as well as a significant record of service work relevant to the field. The position also requires outstanding planning, communication, and editorial skills and strong technical/digital skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Shadow Barb L’Eplanttenier, Peitho’s current editor, through production of the spring 2013 issue and then assume full responsibility for the fall 2013 issue.
  • Serve as editor for four years, from 2013-2017.
  • Manage the submission, editorial, and online publication process for two issues of Peitho per year (Fall and Spring)—with the support of Lisa Mastrangelo, the associate editor.
  • Participate in the search for a new associate editor who will start in 2015 and become editor in 2017.
  • Hire a student intern, if desired.
  • Serve as ex officio (nonvoting) member of the CWSHRC advisory board.

Compensation:

The Coalition will pay for the editor to take a training workshop on InDesign (the publishing program), and the editor may also hire a student intern for 15-20 hours per issue at a total cost of $500 per year. The editor will also receive a stipend of $200 after the successful completion of each issue. Finally, the Coalition will pay the editor’s registration fee for the Feminisms and Rhetorics biennial conference.

Please note that  a letter of support from Coalition president Elizabeth Tasker, detailing how the position can be of benefit to the editor’s home institution, is available upon request.

Applicants should email a CV and cover letter, describing their qualifications and detailing how their institution will support their editorship, to Lindal Buchanan, ljbuchan [at] odu.edu, by Oct. 1, 2012.