At the Conference Presentation Workshop on September 28, 2017, three TCU graduate students about to head to the Feminism and Rhetorics Conference next week practiced their presentations in front of a supportive audience of faculty and fellow students. We discussed the presenters' timing, slides/visuals, and potential questions presenters may receive from the audience.
Rachel Chapman Daugherty presented on "Intersecting Identifications: A Feminist Rhetorical Analytic Framework," She asked the question, "how can we understand the rhetorical interactions between the intersections of our identity?"
Sean McCullough argued for a rhetorical understanding of touch in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis. He used image theory to talk about the embodied discursive entanglements in the text.
Lastly, Tim Ballingall summarized part of his dissertation in talking about the advice columns of Ruth Millette between the years of 1937-67. He argued for a focus on the rhetorics of motherhood, particularly as evidenced in the public writing done by Millette and other advice columnists.
All in all, a productive and interesting time was had by all! Thanks to our presenters and those who provided them with feedback. Good luck at FemRhets, presenters! Make us proud!
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.