Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Rhetoric and Writing Studies News

Ambrosia Neldon featured in Inside Higher Ed

April 26, 2013

In this nationally distributed news article, Rhetoric and Writing Studies student Ambrosia Neldon provides her perspective on funding for student media. Neldon serves as an editor for the Western Herald and spearheaded the successful "Save Student Media" campaign that protected student media outlets from "imminent dissolution."

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Craig Manning and Micah Carlson receive Carlson Prize

March 22, 2013

Craig Manning and Micah Carlson were named co-recipients of the Bernadine P. Carlson Prize for Professional Writing at the 2013 English Department Award Ceremony. The Prize recognizes the professionalism exhibited by and the superior written communication produced by Manning and Carlson.

Congratulations Craig and Micah!

Ambrosia Neldon named Excellence in Rhetoric and Writing Studies Award Winner

March 22, 2013

Congratulations to Ambrosia Neldon, the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Rhetoric and Writing Studies Award. The award recognizes exemplary work ethic and outstanding work in Rhetoric and Writing Studies.

Neldon received the award at the English Department's 2013 Award Ceremony.

Perryman-Clark's article appears in College Composition and Communication

February 19, 2013

This article offers a case study of how three African American students enrolled in a first-year writing course employ Ebonics-based phonological and syntactical patterns across writing assignments, including those that also require students to compose multigenre essays.

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Perryman-Clark's book published with Peter Lang

January 8, 2013

Reviewers declare that the book "pushes our notions about what might constitute a common approach into a fresh new space by putting an Afrocentric worldview at the center of a writing curriculum that teaches students to value 'all' languages and language practices."

Book Notice

Brian Gogan's work appears in the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies

November 9, 2012

In this special-issue article, Gogan evaluates the rhetoric of the 2009 "Serfs Liberation Day" holiday, using a perspective suggested by Jean Baudrillard.

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Maria Gigante joins Rhetoric and Writing Studies Faculty

Fall 2012

The English Department is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Maria Gigante. Gigante studies the visual rhetoric of science communication with non-expert publics and will be teaching courses in digital writing and rhetoric, visual rhetoric, and science writing.

Welcome Dr. Gigante!

Faculty Biography


Brian Gogan's writing published in Rhetoric Review

Friday, October 19, 2012

Gogan's article--"Exchange in On the Exchange: A Baudrillardian Perspective on Isocrates' Antidosis"--uses a contemporary theory of rhetoric to revisit a classical rhetorical text.

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Staci Perryman-Clak's case research appears in Pedagogy

May 2012

In response to the need for additional teacher-research on African American students, this article offers a case study of how one African American student-writer successfully produces expository writing in an Afrocentric first-year writing course at Michigan State University, a large land-grant midwestern research institution.

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Drew Wolford receives Service Learning Award

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Western Michigan University's Office of Service Learning has recognized Drew Wolford's exemplary work writing for the nonprofit organization, ActiveWater. Wolford's work (part of a fall 2011 special topics course in "Style, Identification, and Persona in Professional Writing") produced a style manual, an informational flyer, a letterhead set, and a promotional mailer for ActiveWater.

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