Special Sessions

On Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, conference attendees can sign up to participate in the following special sessions. Please note time(s) and location(s) of each session.  

Select from sessions below and follow links to sign up for each session. Once you sign up, you will receive further information from session leaders. To assist presenters in planning, please sign up for sessions by September 15th

 

Select from Special Sessions below
Feminist Leadership Workshop

Friday, October 6, 8am - 11:15am
Workshop Leaders: Brenda Jo Brueggeman, Jane Detweiler, Patti Wojahn

Come join us for three hours of triangulated feminist leadership workshopping. During the first hour we will explore, in triangulation, our leadership identities, ethos, and (super)powers. Hour Two will involve critical reflection on leadership contexts, READ MORE

Seminar: Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies: Politicizing Posthumanisms, Rhetoricizing New Materialisms

Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies: Politicizing Posthumanisms, Rhetoricizing New Materialisms
Friday, October 6, 9:00-10:45am
Seminar Leaders: Jenny Bay, Amanda K. Booher, Julie Jung, Alex Layne, Jen Talbot, Kyle P. Vealey

This seminar investigates feminist rhetorical frameworks for engaging posthumanist theories of materiality (new materialisms) in the scene of contemporary science studies. Specifically, participants will study rhetorical approaches that attend not only to the agential force of nonhuman objects but also the power asymmetries that exist among differently embodied humans. READ MORE

Seminar: Learning Together: Gathering Resources and Building Critical Mass for Feminist Community Writing

Learning Together: Gathering Resources and Building Critical Mass for Feminist Community Writing
Friday, October 6, 9:00-10:45am
Seminar Leaders: Jenn Fishman, Megan Hartline

This seminar is an opportunity for everyone at Feminisms and Rhetorics to share resources, skills, and stories while also building critical mass for ongoing work in feminist community writing.

Part seminar, part un-seminar, we've based "Learning Together" on the following premises: READ MORE

Roundtable: #SayHerName #BlackGirlMagic: 21st Century Black Women’s Rhetorical Practices

#SayHerName #BlackGirlMagic: 21st Century Black Women’s Rhetorical Practices
Friday, October 6, 9:00-10:45am
Roundtable Leaders: Tamika Carey, Gwendolyn D. Pough, Elaine Richardson, LaToya Sawyer

We will explore how Black women navigate and manipulate language and discourses to empower themselves, participate in civic society, and transform oppressive conditions. We explore Black women’s rhetorical practices and question if our recovery efforts have done anything to enrich a critical understanding of Black women speakers , writers and thinkers. READ MORE.

Roundtable: Queering the Comic Genre: Graphic Novels as Social Justice Memoir

Queering the Comic Genre: Graphic Novels as Social Justice Memoir
Friday, October 6, 9:00-10:45am
Roundtable Leader: Lauren Beard

This session explores the possibilities and complications embedded within the intersectionality of literary genre theory and rhetorical genre theory. The presenter hopes to illuminate the social justice potential of genre scholarship as well as provide practical perspective on how this inter-sectional rhetorical literature can be a springboard for further research and analysis. READ MORE.

Roundtable: Rhetorics/Rights/(R)evolutions: Feminism(s): Radical Prose in Creative Writing

Rhetorics/Rights/(R)evolutions: Feminism(s): Radical Prose in Creative Writing
Friday, October 6, 9:00-10:45am
Roundtable Leaders: Meredith Doench, Ellen O'Connell Whittett, Lindsey Light, Catalina Bartlett

Narrative, particularly given our current political culture, holds great power in its representations of rights and the (R)evolution of women. This roundtable is concerned with how creative writers engage issues of feminist/human/women’s rights activism and advocacy, women’s social justice rhetorics, historical representations of feminisms, intersectionality, and evolving categories of “women.” READ MORE

Roundtable: Queering Greek Life with ‘Frat Boys’ and ‘Sorority Girls’: Rhetorical Structures of Gender & Sexuality in Greek Life

Queering Greek Life with "Frat Boys" and "Sorority Girls": Rhetorical Structures of Gender & Sexuality in Greek Life
Friday, October 6, 9:00-10:45am
Roundtable Leader: Patti Hanlon-Baker

Greek Life and its impact on gendered norms and expected behavior is ripe for analysis and interruption. Four speakers: the program Associate Director will explain the history and creation of a course taught in housed Greek spaces. Graduate student TAs will explain the varying section structures and results. READ MORE