Reading Lisa Ede: A Tribute (Call for Presenters)
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition is pleased to announce “Reading Lisa Ede: A Tribute,” an April 2022 webinar dedicated to the scholarly legacy of Dr. Lisa Ede. The webinar will be held in mid- to late April. A specific date will be set after presenters are identified.This message is a call for presenters.
The impetus for this event is Lisa’s own way of working. Here is just one example: In Situating Composition (2004), she invites us to reconsider our collective approach to making sense of and telling stories about our field. She asks—or wonders or dares: “Can scholars find ways to resist the tendency for taxonomies to totalize and to sever the connection between scholarly texts and materially embodied experiences? What if it were a common scholarly practice to read against the grain of—as well as with—taxonomies?” (104).
In this spirit, we invite all colleagues who engage with Lisa’s scholarship, reading with and against the grain, to contact us. We are eager to hear from colleagues at all career stages, students through staff, independent scholars, community practitioners, and retirees. We also welcome examples drawn from all kinds of work, including completed or in-progress undergraduate research, graduate theses and dissertations, scholarly books and articles, pedagogical materials, and public- and community-facing resources. All genres, media, and modes are welcome.
To make a nomination or self-nomination, send Jess Restaino and Jenn Fishman the following information:
- Your name
- Your current institutional affiliation, academic or otherwise
- Your current professional role
- If you are nominating someone, please offer their name, institutional affiliation, and their current professional role
- A brief, 250-word description of your (or your nominee’s) engagement with Lisa’s scholarship, including the text(s) and passages you address as well as the genre, title, and audience of your own work.
We welcome nominations that engage Lisa’s scholarly publications, including her textbooks and collaborative works, her conference presentations, and her public writing. Please contact Jess and Jenn with questions.
Nominations are due February 1st; notifications will be made by February 15th.