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.
The program will be well-represented at the Computers & Writing 2011 Conference hosted by the University of Michigan this May.
- Faculty member Jim Brown will be a co-leader of the “Composing Digital Scholarship: A Workshop for Authors” workshop (session HDW02, Thursday 9 AM-12PM), co-presenting a talk entitled “Digital Poetry: Coding Publics” as part of the “Networked Publics” panel (session B02; Friday 11:45 AM-1 PM), and a panelist for the third Town Hall of the conference, “The Future(s) of Computers and Writing” (session TH03, Sunday 12 PM-1 PM);
- PhD candidate (and GTA) Andy Engel will present a talk entitled “Writing On/In/Over Space: Writing Practices in Augmented and Dimished Reality” as part of the panel “Writing in Action: Citizenship and Electronic Common Spaces” (session B04, Friday 11:45 AM-1 PM);
- PhD candidate Donoroa Hillard will present a talk entitled “’The very brokenness of these things is the witness of my life’: New Media Writing and the Alzheimer’s Afflicted Individual” as part of the panel “Brokenness and the Quest for Identity in New Media” (session E12, Saturday 8 AM-9:45 AM);
- PhD candidate Mary Karcher will present a talk entitled “Fringe, Fans, and Facts: Alternate Reality Games as Research Methodology” as part of the “Serious Fun and Games” panel (session E10, Saturday 8:30 AM-9:45 AM);
- Faculty member Julie Thompson Klein, who served as a proposal judge and as the HASTAC Liaison on for the C&W Conference Planning Committee, will moderate the second Town Hall, “Are You a Digital Humanist?” (session TH02, Saturday 11:45 AM-12:45 PM);
- Recent PhD graduate Kim Lacey will present a talk entitled “Some New Laws of Motion Physics and Digital Writing” as part of the panel “Motion in Theory: Mobile Learners, Mobile Memes, and Mobile Access as Culturally Grounded Rhetorical Action” (session K02, Sunday 10:15 AM-11:30 AM);
- PhD candidate Jill Morris will be a participant in the preformance session “New Media Performance: Technology, Orality, Dance, and Speech” (session PERF01, Friday 8:00 AM-9:30 AM);
- Faculty member Jeff Pruchnic will present a talk entitled “Maps of the New Worlds: William Bunge and Digital/Ethical Representation” as part of the panel “Historical Perspectives and Current Applications: The Pasts and Futures of Digital Scholarship, Zines, and the Ethics of Technical Communication” (session K01, Sunday 10:15 AM-11:30 AM); and
- PhD candidate (and GTA) Derek Risse will present a talk entitled “Zombie Etymologies: Hacking as New Media Voodoo” as part of the panel “Templates: Formal, Informal, and Hacked” (session H11, Saturday 4:15 PM-5:30 PM).
Four graduate students (and GTA’s) in the program will deliver talks as part of WSU’s Center for Study of Citizenship 8th Annual Conference, “Bodies and Citizenship.” As part of the “Rhetoric and/of Citizenship” panel taking place from 8:30-10:00 AM on Saturday, April 2, Michael McGinnis will deliver a talk entitled “Common Sense: Schmitt and Arendt on What We Know,” Whitney Hardin will deliver a talk entitled “Citizenship for the Multitude: The Rhetoric of Localization,” Derek Risse will present a talk entitled “Speaking of Citizenship: Human-Citizens, Animal-Others, and the Ethics of the Rhetorical Event,” and Michael Ristich will present a talk entitled “Hot Bodies: Derrida and the Rhetoric of Global Warming.” The panel will be moderated by the English Department’s own Michael Scrivener.
Department Chair Ellen Barton will also introduce plenary speaker and former faculty member Susan Well, who will deliver a talk entitled “Genres of Citizenship: Power Structure Research in the 1960s and 1970s.” Information on the conference and the full program can be found here.