Coalition Curated Guide to #4C18!

2016 CCCC Annual Conference The Feminists Are coming

As we polish our presentations, print our posters, and pack our bags, CFSHRC has prepared a list of sessions that may be of particular interest to feminists and to CFSHRC members. This is just a sampling of the feminist sessions. Let us know what we should add by commending on facebook or twitter!

Before the conference, follow our facebook and twitter pages for updates and reminders. We will also highlight a few sessions.  During the conference, you can also follow along to the #CFSHRC hashtag on twitter. And after the conference, check our website for summaries of feminist presentations at the conference. We will see you in just a few weeks! #TheFeministsAreComing!

The queer caucus has also published a brief sketch of sessions.

The disability studies SIG created a google doc with relevant panels and sessions.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the all day feminist workshop hosted by the feminist caucus.

Wednesday Workshops

W.03 Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Feminist Workshop: Feminist Rhetorics of Resistance and Transformation
Sponsored by the Feminist Caucus Standing Group
This sponsored workshop explores intersectional feminism(s) and social justice in teaching, administrative work, and rhetorical practices.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Lester Young A
Co-Chairs: Rachel Chapman Daugherty, Angela Clark-Oates, Nicole Khoury, Karla Knutson, Lydia McDermott, Kate Pantelides, Sherry Rankins-Robertson, Patty Wilde,
Speakers: Leslie Anglesey, David Corwin, Alexandra Hidalgo, Vani Kannan, Melissa Nicolas, Staci Perryman-Clark,  Thomas Polk, Malea Powell, Krista Ratcliffe, Robyn Russo, and Lacey Wootton.

MW.14SJAC Wednesday 9-12:30pm Exploring Issues in Social Justice and Activism
Sponsored by the Social Justice and Activism at Cs Task Force This is a free workshop.
This workshop will be set up in a round-robin format with four different “stations” focusing on different issues related to social justice work in institutional and civic settings. Workshop participants will cycle through each of
these four stations in 40–45 minute intervals, ensuring that every attendee has the chance to learn from each mini-workshop. The goal of this workshop will be to help participants explore social justice and activism issues from the following perspectives:

  • Social Justice and Activism in the Context of Program Administration and Service
  • Incorporating Pedagogies of Social Justice in the Classroom
  • The Possibilities and Limitations of Scholarly Work on Social Justice
  • Safety, Security, and Public Awareness

Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Colonial Ballroom
Co-Chairs: Romeo Garcia, Al Harahap, Michael Pemberton,
Workshop Facilitators: Charles Bazerman, Merrell Bennekin, Frankie Condon, Romeo Garcia, Laura Greenfield,  Karen Rowan, Karrieann Soto Vega, and Vershawn Young.

Thursday Sessions

A.06 DBLAC: Challenging Narratives of Deviance and Disruption in Writing Spaces
Digital Black Lit and Composition (DBLAC) members examine narratives of deviance and disruption as they relate to the experiences of Black people in writing spaces.
Kansas City Convention Center: 3501 H
Chair: Adam Banks, Stanford University, CA
Speakers: Khirsten Echols, University of Louisville, KY, “DBLAC: For Us, By Us”
Brittany Hull, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, “#BlackWomenAtWork: Criticized, Corrected, and All Around Disrespected”
Louis Maraj, The Ohio State University, Columbus, “DBLAC: For Us, By Us”
Sherita Roundtree, The Ohio State University, Columbus, “Black Women’s Noise and Institutionalized Spaces: A Continuum”

A.10 10:30-11:45am Feminist Rhetorics as Heuristics: Disrupting Familiar Spaces of Composition Panelists reconsider familiar composition spaces—teaching manuals, textbooks, and source materials—using feminist rhetorics as a heuristic.
Kansas City Convention Center: 2503 A
Speakers: Jenna Bradley, University of Delaware, Newark, “Positioning Student Silences: (Re)Defining Passivity, Participation, and Productive Silence”
Rachael Green-Howard, University of Delaware, Newark, “The Conduct of Composition: Rereading Textbooks via Feminist Rhetorics”
Charlotte Hogg, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, “The ‘Politics of Citation’: Feminist Rhetorical Interventions in FYC”

A.29 10:30-11:45 Where Does It Hurt? Medical Rhetoric and Its Fraught Language
Analysis of the language of medicine and its effects on body, gender, and cultural expectations.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Bennie Moten A
Chair: Andrea Alden, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Speakers: Jessica Jorgenson Borchert, Pittsburg State University, KS, “Labor in Language: Technical  Communication, Articulation Theory, and the High-Risk Pregnancy”
Marissa McKinley, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, “The #Languaging of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Body”
Kelly Whitney, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, “Textual Boundaries of Evidence: Making and Erasing Bodies in Medical Statements”

All-Attendee Event
Literacy, Language, and Labor for Social Justice: Outward and Inward Reflection
Kansas City Convention Center: Grand Ballroom 2501 A & B
1:45–3:00 p.m

C.38 3:15-4:30pm Feminist Rhetorics in the Age of Trump: Invitations to Action
To invite feminist action, each speaker will offer one tactic of feminist rhetoric necessary in our current political climate.
Kansas City Convention Center: 2505 B
Chair: Jacqueline Jones Royster, Georgia Tech, Atlanta
Speakers: Cheryl Glenn, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, “A Feminist Tactic of Hope”
Shirley Logan, University of Maryland, College Park, “A Feminist Tactic of Exposing Foils”
Andrea A. Lunsford, Stanford University, CA, “A Feminist Tactic of Teaching Writing”
Krista Ratcliffe, Arizona State University, Tempe, “A Feminist Tactic of Parrhesia (Speaking Boldly)”

D.06 4:45-6pm Fostering Student Diversity in MA Programs in R/C and Writing Studies
Sponsored by the Master’s Degree Consortium of Writing Studies Specialists
This panel connects student diversity, institutional rhetoric, identity, community, and professionalization in writing studies MA programs.
Kansas City Convention Center: 3501 F
Speakers: Cassie Book, University of Louisville & Old Dominion University, Louisville, KY, “The Impact of Writing Center Work on Masters-Level Writing Consultants”
Temptaous T. McKoy, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, “Diversifying Graduate Programs through Recruitment Initiatives ‘On the Ground’ at HBCUs and Other Minority-Serving Institutions”
Cecilia Shelton, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, “Toward Inclusion: Disrupting the Stupor of Diversity”
Elijah Simmons, Michigan State University, East Lansing, “Difference”
Ja’La Wourman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, “Difference”

D.21 4:45-6pm Expanding Practices and Possibilities for the Work of
Writing Centers
Exploring new ways to prepare writing center tutors to meet increasingly diverse constituencies.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Jay McShann B
Chair: Kristin Prins, Cal Poly, Pomona
Speakers: Lama Alharbi, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, “Unpeeling Layers of Linguistic Tolerance: Exploring the Process of Language Laboring and Negotiation of Authority and Language Agency in Writing Center Tutorial Sessions”
Matthew Balk, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, “Who Told You That? Lore and Language in Writing Center Sessions”
Ian Williams, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, “Crossing Borders: Negotiating

D.36 4:45-6pm Defining Chicanx Rhetoric
This panel will create and invite critical conversations about the current definitions and roles Chicanx rhetoric holds for rhet-comp.
Kansas City Convention Center: Bartle Room 2215 C
Speakers: Casie Cobos, independent scholar, Houston, TX, “Mad Xicana Rhetorics: Malinche, Llorona, and Legacies of Lunacy”
Aydé Enriquez-Loya, California State University, Chico, “Retrofitting Storytelling: A Chicanx Rhetoric Primer for Decolonial Theory and Pedagogy”
Gabriela Rios, University of Oklahoma, Norman, “Theorizing Solidarity: Chicana/o/x Rhetoric in Action”

D.37 4:45-6pm Living (Land-Based/Queer/Decolonial) Research, Composing (Community/Love/Reciprocal) Relations
Our intention: challenge normative hegemonic epistemological structures of the academy in order to offer ethical and reciprocal opportunities.
Kansas City Convention Center: Bartle Room 2211
Speakers: Hannah Espinoza, Michigan State University, East Lansing, “Growing a Cultural Rhetorics Orientation”
Ames Hawkins, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, “Radical Composition of/and Love: The Work of Love Letters for Queer Women Writers”
Kathleen Livingston, Michigan State University, East Lansing, “It Hurts, but I Don’t Mind: Queer Femme Rhetorical Toughness and Consent with Self”
Andrea Riley Mukavetz, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, “Picking Grape Leaves as a Multigenerational Methodology”
Respondent: Daisy Levy, Southern Vermont College, Bennington

TSIG.11 6:30-7:30pm Women’s Network SIG
Open to all CCCC attendees, this SIG is a participant-led sharing session on gender, professional labor, and workplace equity.
Kansas City Convention Center: Bartle Room 2215 B
Special Interest Group Chair: Violet Dutcher, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

TSIG.21 6:30-7:30 Medical Rhetoric Standing Group Business Meeting
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Bennie Moten B
Standing Group Chair: Lisa Melancon, University of South Florida, Tampa

Friday Sessions

E-IP.09 8:50am-9:10 Unapologetically Apologetic: Black Women Preachers and Counter-Hegemonic Proverbial Languaging at Arlington Church of God
Discuss current Black women preachers, specific features of Ebonic languaging, resistance, and Rhea Lathan’s theory of gospel consciousness.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Julia Lee A
Speaker: Telsha Curry, Syracuse University, NY

E.07 8-9:15am Language-Oriented and Labor-Oriented Reflections on Writing about Women’s Professional Lives in Rhetoric and Composition
Provides reflections on languaging focused on women’s professional lives in rhetoric and composition.
Kansas City Convention Center: Bartle Room 2215 C
Chair: Tiffany Bourelle, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Speakers: Suellynn Duffey, University of Missouri, St. Louis, “Dancing through Language: Choreography via Improv”
Elizabeth Flynn, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, “Language, Labor, and Luck: Coediting the Collection and Crafting an Essay”
Irene Papoulis, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, “Engaging with Shame: How My Sense of Inadequacy Turned into an Essay”
Shirley Rose, Arizona State University, Tempe, “Labor of Love: Maintaining Relationships with Anticipated Audiences through Multiple Drafts”
Respondent: Ann Brady, Michigan Technological University, Houghton

E.09 8-9:15am What Buzzes in Between: Affect and Social Media
Our panel examines affect, feeling, and sensory circulation in social media networks.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Lester Young B
Speakers: Cody Hoover, Fresno City College, CA, “Feeling Analytically: Teaching Textual Affect through Snapchat’s Digital Sensation”
Liz Lane, University of Memphis, TN, “The Personal and the Political: Examining Activist Discourse in Networked Spaces as Affective Laboring”
Ryan P. Shepherd, Ohio University, Athens, “Transforming What We Know: Students’ Social Media Use, Academic Writing, and Learning Transfer”

E.40 Feminist Rhetorics and Digital Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities
This roundtable session will discuss the challenges and affordances of using Digital Humanities (DH) tools for feminist rhetorical research.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Trianon A
Speakers: Gesa E. Kirsch, Bentley University, Waltham, MA
Lydia McDermott, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Jacqueline Jones Royster, Georgia Tech, Atlanta
Alison Williams, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Respondent: Malea Powell, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Roundtable Leader: Patricia Fancher, University of California, Santa Barbara

F.23 9:30-10:45am Transforming Patriarchal Academic Institutions through Feminist Research: Exploring the Laboring Bodies and Languages of Women Writing Program Administrators
This roundtable calls for feminist research to transform the academy by exploring the laboring bodies and languages of women WPAs.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Truman Room B
Chair: Alexandria Lockett, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Speakers: Hillary Coenen, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, “Race and Privilege in the Antiracist Workshop”
Melissa Nicolas, University of Nevada, Reno, “The Disabled WPA”
Kathleen Ryan, Montana State University, Bozeman, “Contemplative Practices as a Means of ‘Doing Hope’ in Writing Program Administration”
Anna Sicari, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, “Women Writing Program Administrators and Their Embodied Work”
Respondent: Jacqueline Jones Royster, Georgia Tech, Atlanta

F.35 9:30-10:45am  Laboring toward Global Rhetorical Practices in US-Based Classrooms: Implications for Teachers of Composition and Rhetoric
Offers pedagogical practices emerging from course designs devoted to fostering global rhetorical perspectives in US-based classrooms.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Trianon D
Chair: Tarez Samra Graban, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Speakers: Tarez Samra Graban, Florida State University, Tallahassee, “Questioning the Nature of Reading and Text for Cross-Cultural Analytics in Rhetoric and Composition”
Maria Houston, Notre Dame College of Ohio, South Euclid, “Educating Global Writers through Institutionalized Virtual Class-to-Class Transnational Composition Projects”
Keith Lloyd, Kent State University, Stark, OH, “Encouraging Students to Create a Contact Zone with a Non-Western Rhetoric”
Eda Ozyesilpinar, Clemson University, SC, “Doing and Performing Translingual Geographies of Writing with ‘Story Maps’”

G.08 From the Body Outward: Rhetorics of Embodiment
This panel analyzes transformative sites of rhetorical embodiment: food activism, fat teachers, embodied patients, and embodied researchers.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Trianon E
Speakers: Meaghan Elliott Dittrich, University of New Hampshire, Durham, “Embodying the Nation: Michelle Obama’s Food Rhetoric”
Allison Giannotti, University of New Hampshire, Durham, “This Body Called ‘Thing’”
Danielle Lavendier, University of New Hampshire, Durham, “Speaking the Fat ‘I’: Engaging with the Body in the College Classroom”

H.22 12:30-1:45pm Critical Language Lessons in Queer Rhetorics
Speakers present innovations in queer rhetoric scholarship from feminist genre and global perspectives
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Bennie Moten A
Chair: Lauren Bowen, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Speakers: Ruby Nancy, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, “GenreFluid Writers and ‘Verbing with Nouns’: Critical Language Lessons from Feminist and Queer Rhetorics”
James Swider, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, “Global Queer Rhetorics: A Cross-Cultural Consideration”

I.08 2-3:15pm “Hey White Girls!” White Women Being Better Accomplices in Anti-Racist Struggles in the Academy
Not for those content to be quiet; calling together anti-racist white women activists battling structural racism at our home institutions.
Kansas City Convention Center: 2505 A
Speakers: Taiyon Coleman, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, MN
Renee DeLong, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, MN
Kath DeVore, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, MN

I.40 2-3:15pm Embodied Rhetoric: Literacy for Social Justice
Expanding feminist methodologies, analyzing social media campaigns, and teaching refugee students with narratives and digital archives.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: ML Williams A
Chair: Letitia Harding, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
Speakers: Heather Adams, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, “Look! This Is What Sexual Assault Sounds Like: The Breaking Out Project as a Redirected Shame Event”
Ashley Canter, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “The Traces They Leave in Ink and Code: Digital Embodied Literacy for Social Justice”
Mary Helen O’Connor, Georgia State University, Perimeter College, “Teaching Refugees with the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives”

J.43 3:30-4:45  Writing against Gendered Racism: Strategies from Higher Education, Community Writing, and Feminist Organizing
This panel discusses strategies for confronting racism from higher education, community writing, and feminist organizing.
Kansas City Convention Center: 2505 B
Speakers: Tamara Bassam Issak, Syracuse University, NY, “Muslim Women Write Back”
Vani Kannan, Syracuse University, NY, “The Labor of Alliance Building: Writing against Racism, Sexism, and Imperialism”
Benesemon Simmons, Syracuse University, NY, “Critical Race Theory and Structural Racism: A Counterstory for the Academy”

Saturday Sessions

K.06 9:30-10:45am Feminist Rhetorics: Logos, Language, and Ideology
Speakers contest masculinized notions of authority, labor, and embodiment.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Bennie Moten B
Chair: Tom Ballard, Iowa State University, Ames
Speakers: Erica Lange, Ohio University, Athens, “What the Feminism?Discussing Contested Connotations of Feminist Bodies, Ideology, and Activism”
Melanie Lee, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, “Understanding Masculinized L/logos, Ungendering Composition Theory”
Sarah Moseley, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, “Women’s Languaging, Laboring, and Logos in the Workplace”

L.07 11-12:15pm Ethics, Representation, and Feminist Research
This panel will present three speakers’ work on ethics and representation
in feminist inquiry.
Kansas City Convention Center: 2503 A
Speakers: Amy Dayton, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, “Methodological Choices, Ethical Choices”
Cristina Ramirez, University of Arizona, Tucson, “Archival Research and Multilingual Texts”
Jennie Vaughn, Gannon University, Erie, PA, “Representation, Relationships, and Research: Building a ‘Living Archive’ through Feminist Inquiry”