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Podcasting in the Music Classroom?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on January 18th, 2011

I’ve done a fair amount of research on podcasting in the writing classroom (I have a forthcoming article in Kairos about it, for instance). Through empirical research, student comments and feedback, and my own observations, there is a lot of value to incorporating podcasting into the writing classroom (see this PodPoster I did, for instance). […]

Specialization and the whole

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on January 16th, 2011

In academia in particular, but in many other areas, we have to specialize. Many academics know a huge amount of information on a very specialized subject. Few of us have a broad understanding of our field as a whole, let alone a more broad understanding of related areas and even our specialization in other areas. […]

CFP Computers & Writing 2011: Writing in Motion

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 16th, 2010

The CFP, copied below: Writing in Motion: Traversing Public/Private Spaces Call for Program Proposals Proposals due November 15, 2010 Invitations sent by January 31, 2011 Writing is in motion as never before: students text one another on the go and around the clock; colleagues and friends use wikis to brainstorm and to co-author important documents; […]

ATTW 2011 Call for Proposals: Networks of Technical Communication

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on October 15th, 2010

The CFP, copied below: The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) invites proposals for papers, posters, and workshops to be given at its annual conference immediately preceding the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). The fourteenth annual ATTW conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. The full-day event […]

CFP: UPA 2011 “Designing for Social Change”

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on September 22nd, 2010

Like usability and Atlanta? Then the 2011 Usability Professionals’ Association’s conference is for you. It is June 21-24 and the CFP is due 11:55pm EST, October 1, 2010. Here is what they say (quoting an email): Join us in June 2011 where we will explore an important theme: Designing for Social Change. We will focus […]

Carnal Constructions in Online Dating Communities Collette Caton, Syracuse University Intro video, but had to stop since the noise was playing next door. Talked about why graduate students would use the site. Romance, Religion, and the Writing of Identity in Online Dating T J Geiger, Syracuse University Flattens faith along with other identity categories. OkCupid’s […]

C&W 2010 D5.1: DIY, Reproductive Technology, and Girl Writing (?)

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 23rd, 2010

Crafting Power: Writing and the Online D.I.Y. Movement Antonia Massa-MacLeod, University of Wisconsin Madison Sadly missed the first part. An analysis of Etsy. Many people on Etsy are learning techniques bring people together, creating a rhetoric. DIY rhetoric includes support, substantially, and connections. DIY rhetoric is overall good, but promotes economic citizenship, dividing people into […]

Off to Computers & Writing

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 19th, 2010

I am off to Computers and Writing 2010 today. Tomorrow I am part of the Graduate Research Network (as a discussion leader), then 2.5 days of sessions, panels, and networking with those of the cutting and bleeding edge of digital media, technology, and writing. Always a good time. I will be blogging the experience, so […]

Type flow chart: What your type use says about you?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on April 6th, 2010

The typeface you use is like the clothes you wear, the car you drive, and the words you say. All these say something about you and how you try to present yourself to the world. This type flow chart (see below too) show’s one woman’s path the typeface identity, or at least evolution over time. […]

CFP: 6th Conference on Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on February 1st, 2010

Here is info on the 6th Conference on Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse (Info copied from their site) Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA June 11-12, 2010 Contacts: Diane Belcher and Gayle Nelson: intrhetdisc@gmail.com Call for papers: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/alesl/conference/papers.html This conference will focus on critical discourse analysis and corpus-based approaches to research on intercultural rhetoric.The plenary speakers will […]