Faculty member Jeff Pruchnic and recent graduate of our PhD program (and current faculty member at Saginaw Valley State University) Kim Lacey’s article “The Future of Forgetting: Rhetoric, Memory, Affect,” is currently available in the latest issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly.
January 4, 2012
October 24, 2011
Adjunct faculty and graduate students attending the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication are encouraged to apply for one of ten $750 travel grants being provided by Pearson. Full details are available here.
October 10, 2011
Faculty member Richard Marback guest-edited a recent multimedia issue of the online journal Enculturation in which he and three others created mashups of a film produced in the 1930s by Chevrolet. Full details after the jump. (more…)
September 15, 2011
The program will be well-represented at the 2011 Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts.
- Three of our graduate students are presenting as part of the panel “Toxic Rhetorics, Environmental Paradoxes, and Animal Prophylaxis.” Jared Grogan will give a talk entitled “Techne Paradoxic: Echo-Techne from Toxic to Paradox”; Whitney Hardin will give a talk entitled “Localized Rhetorics of Resistance”; and Derek Risse will give a talk entitled “Human Discourses: Animal-Prophylaxis in the Detroit Zoo’s Educational Initiatives.”
- Faculty member member will Jeff Pruchnics will also be giving the talk “What is Virtual Life?” as part of the “Cyberbiopolitics” panel.
February 14, 2011
Lecturers in English (Composition)
The Department of English at Wayne State University invites applications for four lecturer positions in Composition. The MA in English is required, the PhD preferred; all candidates should have background and experience in the field of Composition Studies. Lecturers will teach a 3-3 load of ENG 1020, Introductory College Writing, per academic year. Lecturers will also participate in our Composition Program’s ongoing development in curriculum, pedagogy, teacher training and mentoring, and assessment. More information about the Composition Program may be found on our wiki.
To submit an application, applicants should go to the WSU jobs site and upload the following: letter of application, CV, and 1-2 page teaching statement. All materials are due by March 15, 2011, and preliminary interviews will take place shortly afterward.
Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer offering competitive salaries and benefits.
November 16, 2010
Professor Pruchnic has been named co-winner of the Theresa J. Enos Prize, awarded annually to the best article to have appeared in the previous year’s issues of Rhetoric Review. The winning article, “Rhetoric, Cybernetics, and the Work of the Body in Burke’s Body of Work” appeared in issue 25.3 (2006): 275-296.
October 12, 2010
The Program will be represented at the University of Louisville’s 2010 Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition by GTA and PhD candidate Clay Walker, who will present a paper entitled “Discursive Readiness Potential: Theorizing Agency’s Affects” as part of the “Agency, Resistance, Indigeneity: Redefining Subject and Sovereignty” panel on Thursday, October 14, as well as by faculty member Jeff Pruchnic, who will present a talk entitled “Homo Rhetoricus” as part of the “Common, Kairos, Power” panel taking place the same day.
October 11, 2010
The annual party celebrating new and current GTAs will be hosted by Department Chair Ellen Barton and is scheduled to take place at 5:30 PM, Friday, October 29. More details to come.
September 24, 2010
The Wayne State Rhetoric Society (WSRS), a student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, has launched its website. You can find WSRS’s online presence here. The link is also available at right.
WSRS has also started an email listserv for interested participants. This email listserv will be used for WSRS announcements and planning; please follow this link to subscribe online to the WSRS email listserv.
August 12, 2010
The 2010 Composition Program Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 24, from 8:15 AM until 4:30 PM in Room #10302 @ 5057 Woodward. Please note that new PTF and GTAs are required to attend both morning and afternoon sessions, while returning GTAs are required to attend the afternoon session. Returning PTF, new graduate fellows, and all other Department members are very welcome to attend all or part of the Orientation, including breakfast and lunch, which will be provided. A tenative program for the orientation is available here.