Instructor News: March 2022

Instructor News: March 2022

[Pictured above: PWR lecturers celebrating Donna Hunter's retirement. From left to right, Emily Polk, Donna Hunter, Shannon Hervey, Sangeeta Mediratta, Harriet Jernigan, Mutallip Anwar]

Read below for a glimpse at what some of our instructors have been working on in their non-teaching hours.

Norah Fahim and Jennifer Johnson, along with their co-editors (Brooke Schreiber and Eunjeong Lee),organized a panel at this year's CCCC Conference (March 10th) titled, Combatting Linguistic Racism: Praxis for Equity & Justice for Multilingual Writers. As editors they closed the panel with their presentation,  “‘How’ in Linguistic Justice: Reflections from Novice Editors”.

Jennifer Johnson also presented a paper with Lindsey Felt, "Towards a Non-Ableist Linguistic Justice”, at the MLA conference in January 2022. The paper was part of a roundtable titled, The Unspeaking Subject: Speech and Disability in Language and Literacy Studies.

Alex Greenhough's  analysis of "Dune" -- "Messages from the Deep: Psychoanalyzing 'Dune'" -- was published in the online journal "In Media Res," with accompanying video essay.

Becky Richardson writes, "I have a couple of things to share this quarter! The NAVSA conference finally happened -- originally scheduled to be in Vancouver in fall 2020, then rescheduled for fall 2021, then March 2022, and finally pivoted to Zoom amidst the omicron surge -- where I presented a paper titled 'Uncanny Environments in Harriet Martineau’s Illustrations of Political Economy.' Also, speaking of Martineau, an excerpt from my book, focused on Martineau's attention to illness and health in relation to her writing, was published in January with Lapham's Quarterly, titled 'Under Difficulties.'"

Kath Rothschild presented on a panel at CCCCs in the Teacher 2 Teacher forum "Writerly Identity Book-Ended Reflections: Setting Students up for Writing Knowledge Transfer from FYW to WID." This work stems from a study 2020 on the impact of reflection on student's perception of themselves as writers, and demonstrates that students' perception can change to identify more strongly as a writer--even in just one quarter. The paper from this talk is forthcoming. She is also writing several entries for the peer-reviewed Encyclopedia of Transfer Studies, based on this study and her other studies on writing knowledge transfer and writerly identity. 

Selby Schwartz reports that The Prison Renaissance Zine at Stanford celebrated the launch of its fourth issue of the zine on February 13th. The theme of this zine is "Connected"; hard copies can be ordered here.

Olesya Shayduk-Immerman had an article published in Jewish Currents magazine. The article is titled "The Hidden Joys of Soviet Jews: In Compiling an Oral History of Soviet Jewish Experience, Asking Different Questions Yields Surprising Answers"

Roberta Wolfson writes: "I recently presented at the 2022 Critical Mixed Race Studies conference on a panel titled 'Toward a More "Critical" Mixed Race Studies: Troubling Representations of Race and Gender." In my talk, "Rewriting the Mixed Self: Narrative Resistance against the White Monoracial Imagination," I explored the tensions between popular discourses about multiraciality and narrative testimonials by mixed race authors. The content of my talk was very much inspired by the excellent conversations that I had in my winter PWR 2 course, "Not Part But Whole: Writing Mixed Race Identity."  In other even more exciting news, Roberta welcomed her daughter Cassidy into the world on March 13th. Welcome to the newest member of the PWR family!