On April 16th, Jessica Enoch, Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland–College Park, joined our final reading group of AY 2017–2018. Prof. Enoch also delivered a public lecture titled “Feminist Memory Studies: Rhetorics of Gendered Remembrance.”

As part of our AY 2016-2017 reading group, we hosted Laurie Gries at UCI in February 2017. She visited our reading group and gave a public lecture. More information about the lecture, including a link to a summary of the proceedings, can be found here.

We hosted Unruly Rhetorics: Conversations about Activism and Pedagogy in May 2016, an all-day event featuring lectures by Nancy Welch and Paula Mathieu that served as the culmination for our AY 2015-2016 reading group.

Current members assisted RCGC alum Lance Langdon with the preparation and publication of a Composition Forum special issue on the topic of emotion (Summer 2016), which Lance directed as Guest Editor.

The RCGC participated in the review and selection process for The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals in 2012, 2013, and 2015. We enjoy partaking in the important work of recognizing noteworthy rhet/comp scholarship.

In 2012 and 2013, we organized regional research symposia for rhet/comp teacher-scholars. Click here for more information, including archived program materials.

Members of the RCGC also meet regularly to share and provide feedback on works-in-progress. Seeking to create an open and supportive environment for all of our members, we’ve workshopped various types of writing, including conference papers and dissertation chapters.

Banner photo credit: Maestrapeace Mural, Lapidge Street Facade, The San Francisco Women’s Building. Muralists: Juana Alicia, Miranda Bergman, Edythe Boone, Susan Cervantes, Meera Desal, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Perez, 1993–1994 (photo courtesy of Meastrapeaceartworks.com)