Upcoming Courses (TTU)
Introduction to Technical Writing
A course that explores technical communication in a variety of modes and genres, focusing especially on rhetorical strategies useful in workplace communication.
Recent Courses (AUB)
Writing in the Disciplines
A course for incoming graduate students, offering practice in academic writing in English and opportunities to explore and learn about disciplinary knowledge production.
Advanced Academic Writing
A disciplinary writing course for undergraduate English majors. Students write a variety of papers, moving from close reading to theoretical application to researched literary analyses.
Digitally Networked Discourses
This graduate seminar for literature and language students explores the ways in which several key concepts used to understand rhetorical activity–community, citizen, and public–are reframed or complicated by scholars studying digital media.
Theory vs. Activism in Gender and Sexuality Studies
This graduate seminar explores the relationship between academic theory and activist practice in relation to feminist and queer politics. We begin with the notion that specific political struggles are seen as foundational to feminist and queer theories and disciplinary and institutional formations. Then, we explore the ways that scholars and activists have articulated the possibilities and limitations of these relationships over time, considering key concepts and practices that offer points of connection and rupture between scholarship and activism.
Language and Gender: “Contemporary Feminist Rhetorics”
This course introduces students to key concepts in feminism, gender, and sexuality research through rhetorical readings of feminist texts, while encouraging students to explore various forms of feminist community and connect course work to local events and issues.
Feminist Manifesto as Rhetorical Genre
This course offers an in-depth exploration of genre theory and activist rhetoric through a study of a specific activist genre: the feminist manifesto. Students begin with an introduction to rhetorical genre theory and use this foundation to read a range of feminist manifestos from the 20th and 21st centuries, considering how feminist manifestos work in specific historical, cultural, and political contexts.