TCU's Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society of America (WBH) hosted their first meeting of the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, Sept. 9 from 11a-12p. The focus of this meeting was integrating research into rhetoric and composition classrooms. Dr. Brad Lucas, Dr. Carmen Kynard, and Kayla Sparks shared their experiences as teacher-scholars, sparking engaging conversations about bringing research into teaching in an effort to elevate the classroom. Dr. Lucas spoke about his experience on the IRB Board and conducting IRB research, providing resources and insights for those interested in using students and/or student work in future research. Dr. Kynard explained her path as a teacher and a scholar, highlighting how the two continuously inform one another. In discussing her experience in K-12 education, Dr. Kynard urged us participants to critically consider the role of pedagogy in composition classes. Finally, Kayla Sparks discussed her fusion of critical digital literacy into her teaching, including how she introduces students to scholarship alongside digital composition. Great conversations and connections followed, and we look forward to more fulfilling meetings throughout the semester.
At the next meeting (Oct. 7), we will hear from students and faculty who have published articles that began as seminar papers. Come learn from their experiences and gain encouragement for your own potential publications.
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.