Assistant Professor and Writing Center Director Nicole Caswell has published a chapter entitled “Emotionally Exhausting: Investigating the Role of Emotion in Teacher-Response Practices” in Literacy in Practice: Writing in Private, Public, and Working Lives. Editors Patrick Thomas and Pam Takayoshi (Routledge), 2016, 148-160.
Dr. Andrea Kitta’s co-authored Diagnosing Folklore provides an inclusive forum for an expansive conversation on the sensitive, raw, and powerful processes that shape and imbue meaning in the lives of individuals and communities beleaguered by medical stigmatization, conflicting public perceptions, and contextual constraints. This volume aims to showcase current ideas and debates, as well as promote the larger study of disability, health, and trauma within folkloristics, helping bridge the gaps between the folklore discipline and disability studies.
“Recasting The Best Years of Our Lives: Gender, Revision, and Military Women in the Veteran’s Homecoming Film”
Dr. Anna Froula recently published a chapter in Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies. The book, edited by Vicki Callahan and Virginia Kuhn, came out with Parlor Press in late 2015.
“Instant Ancestors” (fiction) by Professor Luke Whisnant was published in the journal december in Fall 2015.
Associate Professor Thomas Herron published an invited review-essay, “Complex Spenser: New Directions in Recent Research,” in Renaissance Quarterly 68.3 (2015), 957-69.
In this essay, Assistant Professor Erin Frost and Associate Professor Michelle Eble argue that “technical rhetorics” is a concept that has affordances for thinking about how to critically communicate with public audiences about specialized information. Invoking specialized information and persuasion in combination can help remind us—technical communication researchers, teachers, practitioners—that we have an obligation to emphasize the persuasive nature of the work that we do and study when interfacing with public audiences. The authors use gastric bypass surgery as an example to apply their argument. Read the article here.
Congratulations to Dr. Erin A. Frost, Assistant Professor, who co-edited a special issue of Communication Design Quarterly on the rhetorics of health and medicine with Lisa Meloncon from University of Cincinnati. Their lead article, “Charting an Emerging Field: The Rhetorics of Health and Medicine and Its Importance in Communication Design,” provides a comprehensive essay that surveys prior work as well as situates the special issue’s contributions to the field of medical and health rhetorics.