Claudia Anguiano will be presenting her work at the annual conference of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), held in San Antonio, Tejas. Her panel titles include, "Transforming the World through Chicana/Latino Communication Studies: Teaching Theory and Activism Online and on the Frontlines,"and "Soy lo que soy: Human Rights Justice ≠ Legal Document Definition."
Sara Chaney delivered a talk at the College Conference on Composition and Communication in Las Vegas this March. This talk, The Davis Study of First-Year Student Writing at Dartmouth, noted patterns that Chaney discovered while reviewing the writing-related results of NSSE (National Survey for Student Engagement), which was given to first-year students as part of a larger study undertaken by the Institute for Writing & Rhetoric with a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation.
Annabelle Conepublished in European Comic Art the article "Strange Encounters During Wartime: Bécassine chez les Turcs." She will be attending the International Comic Arts Forum in Portland, Oregon this May, where she will deliver a paper titled "Something to Laugh About(?): A Gendered Reading of Sexual Satire in the French Post-war bande dessinée,"" which she hopes to publish soon.
Michelle Cox participated at the CCCCs this year as part of a panel entitled, "The Language and Literacy Diversity Project: Using Linguistic Survey Data to Inform Writing Pedagogy, Research on Writing, and Writing Program Assessment." Cox's paper, "Revising our Categories: Some Conceptual Questions About Linguistic Diversity and Language Identity," weighed in on these questions by challenging the common categories into which multilingual learners are placed—ESL, Generation 1.5, and so on—thereby advocating for the use of survey data that can challenge the generalized categories of linguistic practices that universities commonly rely on to place and instruct multilingual students.
Christiane Donahue participated in three CCCCs events in Las Vegas this year: she co-chaired the day-long workshop, "Diverse Disciplines, 'New" Publics: The Work of International Higher Education Writing Research"; she was a respondent at the roundtable, "'Bowing to the Elders'? New Understandings of Expanded Canons"; and she delivered a paper, Composing-paraphrasing-translating: The (re)Work of Cross-language Research, for the session, "Exploring Cross-Language Work in History, Theory, and Practice: Reworking Languages in Teaching and Research."
Karen Gocsik,along with colleagues Laura Braunstein and Cindy Tobery presented the session, "Approximating the University: Novices Practicing Knowledge in the Basic Writing Classroom." Mining a long-standing wiki assignment from Gocsik's Writing 2-3, the speakers had coded each version of the wiki over six years in order to determine the compositional, research, and collaborative "moves" that students were making as they attempted to construct new knowledge.
Mark Koch will be in Cleveland in April, delivering his paper, "The Devils Cabinet Opened": The Allure of the Canting Dictionary" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Scott Millspaugh's article 'Trobar clus in the Early Italian Lyric: Textual Enclosure, Social Space, and the Poetry of Guittone d'Arezzo' has been published in this month's issue of Italian Studies (68, March 2013, 1-16).
Last Updated: 4/8/13