Jess Slentz Published in “Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture”

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Congratulations to Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow Jess Slentz, whose article “Habits of Interaction: Touchscreen Technology and the Rhetorical Experience of Co-Curation at the Cleveland Museum of Art” has been published in Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture.

Enculturation is a refereed journal devoted to contemporary theories of rhetoric, writing, and culture. It is hosted by the Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center, and it is also generously supported by both the University of South Carolina and the University of Texas Digital Writing and Research Lab.

Jess Slentz Published in “Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture”

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Congratulations to Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow Jess Slentz, whose article “Habits of Interaction: Touchscreen Technology and the Rhetorical Experience of Co-Curation at the Cleveland Museum of Art” is forthcoming in Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture.

Enculturation is a refereed journal devoted to contemporary theories of rhetoric, writing, and culture. It is hosted by the Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center, and it is also generously supported by both the University of South Carolina and the University of Texas Digital Writing and Research Lab.

Scott Weedon at Two 2016 Conferences

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raclogoPh.D. candidate Scott Weedon gives a presentation at the Rhetoric Society of America’s Biennial Conference on May 27, 2016 in Atlanta entitled “An Elegant Solution to the Wrong Problem is Less than Worthless: Maxims and the Rhetorical Education of Engineers.”

Weedon will then present “Judging for Themselves: How Students Practice Engineering Judgment” at the American Society for Engineering Education’s Annual Conference on June 27, 2016 in New Orleans. This ASEE paper will be published in the conference proceedings.

Evan Chaloupka Has Article Forthcoming in “Disability & Society”

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Ph.D. student Evan Chaloupka’s article, “‘Making Lovely Nonsense Out of Everything’: Individuated Receptions of Eugenic Theories of Cognitive Disability,” has officially been accepted to appear in a forthcoming issue of Disability & Society.

Chaloupka’s article examines the rhetorical strategies that parents of children with cognitive disabilities use in appeals to medical authority. A close reading of four sets of letters from the Henry Herbert Goddard Papers reveals that parents were often sophisticated rhetorical agents who internalized, critiqued, and reappropriated eugenic theories and ideas. This archival work explores the sites of eugenic thought’s reception, which are often overshadowed by scholarly attention to sites of production and dissemination.

Disability & Society is an international journal providing a focus for debate about such issues as human rights, discrimination, definitions, policy and practices. It appears against a background of change in the ways in which disability is viewed and responded to. Definitions of disability are more readily acknowledged to be relative; segregated approaches are seen as inadequate and unacceptable – placing greater emphasis on community care and inclusion. However, policy intentions may not have the desired effects on the realities of everyday practice and policy changes themselves may be merely cosmetic, or appropriate but unfounded.

The journal publishes articles that represent a wide range of perspectives including the importance of the voices of disabled people.