Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Feb 12, 2018
suite 309, DeWitt Wallace Library

Jacqueline Schiappa, Mellon Post-Doc, will present “Reviewing Writing, Rethinking Race: The Rhetorical Dynamics of Composition’s Practical Life."  While conducting research for his dissertation, a colleague (Dr. Edward Hahn) attended every class session of Dr. Schiappa's Developmental Writing course for TRIO students. In conjunction, he facilitated focus groups with the students about their experiences in the course. As a result, Schiappa and Hahn co-authored an article investigating how a classroom’s mundane, everyday activities interact with students’ race-related beliefs. The authors argue that seemingly neutral activities, such as comparing grades and reading each other’s work, play a powerful role in the social processes that persuade students to reaffirm or rethink race-related beliefs, such as the insidious belief that whiteness signifies intelligence and non-whiteness signifies a lack thereof. Through the story of one focal student’s experience with reviewing her peers’ and her own writing, the authors shed light on how seemingly non-rhetorical practices constitute the college writing classroom’s implicit pedagogy of race.  All faculty welcome.  Lunch will be provided. 

Contact: Theresa Klauer, ext 6881

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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