At our second annual Draft-a-Palooza-Let's-Crowdsource-Our-Projects-So-No-One-Freaks-Out-Rap-Sesh on November 30, 2017, a group of graduate students and faculty were collectively studious and productive for an hour. Fueled by Central Market box lunches and Nicholas Alexander Brown's peanut butter death cookies, we worked on book reviews, articles, digital course portfolios, academic portfolios, exam portfolios, seminar papers, websites, and assignment prompts. The only sounds heard were the crunching of chip-eating, the clicking of keyboards, and muted exclamations over Dr. George's metal book-holder-opener. While much work remains to be completed, an hour spent in silent solidarity and mutual productivity is always well spent. And now we have deputy badges, slinkies, and plastic dinosaurs to entertain us on much-needed brain breaks.
RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, Nov. 27 to get a free lunch.
There will also be NBrown's famous "peanut butter death cookies" and other fun surprises. Because it's the end of the semester, y'all, and we need all of the fun surprises we can get.
We've had great gatherings of faculty and graduate students on Friday afternoons, discussing compelling scholarship in the field of rhetoric and composition. Take a look below to see glimpses of the animated discussions we've had recently, as well as information on the articles we read.
Click here to see a record of RCRG readings over the past six years.
September 29, 2017
Enoch, Jessica. "Composing a Rhetorical Education for the Twenty-First Century: TakingITGlobal as Pedagogical Heuristic." Rhetoric Review 29.2 (2010): 165-185.
Flexner, Abraham. "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge." Harper's Magazine 179 (June/November 1939): 544-552.
November 10, 2017
Hallenbeck, Sarah. "Toward a Posthuman Perspective: Feminist Rhetorical Methodologies and Everyday Practices." Advances in the History of Rhetoric 15.1 (2012): 9-27.
The Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society serves as the student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America at Texas Christian University. In addition to sponsoring events that further rhetorical scholarship at TCU, the WBH Rhetoric Society also supports the Winifred Bryan Horner Reading Library in the TCU Graduate Instructor office. The WBH Rhetoric Society was founded by TCU English graduate students in 2011.