Dept of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse Hosts Annette Vee on Tuesday, October 13

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The WRD Fall Speaker will be Annette Vee from the University of Pittsburgh. The event will be held Tuesday Oct. 13, from 4:20-5:50 in the Scholar’s Lab on the first floor of the Richardson Library. She will be giving a talk called, “Coding for everyone: What does it mean to call computer programming a ‘literacy’?”  
Unlike traditional evening speaker events, this will be mixed format event with the aim to create a dynamic discussion atmosphere. Annette will talk for 45 minutes, followed by a Q and A and then small group discussion (the room is set up for table topics) and/or a short and accessible collaborative digital activity using the Scholar’s Lab unique set-up.

Spread the WoRD Conference: Call for Papers

The WRD program puts on an annual graduate student conference in early May. They are also looking for exceptional undergraduate papers and presenters. If you’re interested, check out the official flyer for the event.

Deadline for submission: April 18, 2012 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • urban literacy
  • political rhetoric
  • technical communication
  • new media studies
  • teaching writing
  • digital literacy
  • style in writing
  • second language learning
  • editing and publishing
  • genre analysis
  • writing center pedagogy
  • multimodality
  • classical rhetoric