Department of English Calendar

Futures of Rhetcomp Conference

This conference will consist of roundtable discussions featuring former and current dissertation students of Christine Farris and John Schilb. There will also be plenary addresses by noted rhetoric-compositions scholars Krista Ratcliffe and Deborah Holdstein. The conference will run all day Friday, April 5, through mid-day Saturday, April 6.

Friday, April 5


9:00  Welcome:  Christine Farris and John Schilb, Indiana University


9:15  Keynote speaker 1:  Krista Ratcliffe, Arizona State University


10:15  Break


10:30  Roundtable discussion 1:  Futures of Introductory college writing


Matthew Johnson, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Jennifer Warfel Juszkiewicz, Indiana University/St. Mary’s College

Rachel McCabe, Indiana University

Laura Sparks, California State University at Chico

Lydia Wilkes, Idaho State University




1:30-3:00  Roundtable discussion 2:  Futures of Writing beyond the traditional first-year composition classroom


Christopher Basgier, Auburn University

Laura Johnson, Rowland Hall School, Salt Lake City, Utah

Alan Kalish, Ohio State University

Miranda Yaggi, Indiana University


Saturday, April 6


9:00    Keynote speaker 2:  Deborah Holdstein, Columbia College Chicago


10:00  Break


10:15  Roundtable discussion 3:  Future directions for scholarly writing, especially in rhetcomp


Caddie Alford, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ira Allen, Northern Arizona University

Lavinia Hirsu, University of Glasgow

Lisa Ottum, Xavier University

11:15-12:00  Concluding “town hall”:  An open and freewheeling discussion involving everyone


Friday April 05, 2019 09:00 AM
Saturday April 06, 2019 12:00 PM
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