Kevin Christopher Moore

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Teacher, Writer, Scholar: Matthew Redmond

During this transitional year, with the third floor of Sweet Hall still less peopled than in the pre-pandemic era, it has remained a challenge to get to know our new colleagues and to learn about their scholarly projects. Fortunately, a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Matthew Redmond beside Meyer Green to chat about his writing, in particular his compelling work on the “extant figure” in American literature. An extant figure is a character or voice who survives beyond their time into another era, sometimes becoming an object of anxiety or even of fear.

Rhetoric from the Field: Cultural Rhetorics Notation Hosts Asian and Asian American Rhetorics Panel

During Winter Quarter, the new Notation in Cultural Rhetorics was proud to host a second event to kick off its inaugural year. In February, three renowned scholars visited Stanford PWR via Zoom to participate in a panel titled Dimensions of Asian and Asian American Rhetorics: Professor Haivan Hoang (U.

Rhetoric from the Field: Mexican American Rhetoric Panel Launches Cultural Rhetorics Notation

This year’s launch of the Cultural Rhetorics Notation arrived with a formidable splash on Friday November 5, when PWR hosted the panel and discussion “Mexican American Rhetoric” as its inaugural Cultural Rhetorics event.

Teacher, Writer, Scholar: Emily Polk

During our distant PWR year, one of the silver linings, for me, has been serving alongside Dr. Emily Polk as co-chair of NACC, where a tradition has emerged in our committee meetings. Each quarter, when we sit down each with the broader committee to brainstorm content for the newsletter, one topic inevitably emerges: who, among our gifted colleagues, should we feature for a Teacher/Writer/Scholar profile?

Teacher, Writer, Scholar: Sarah Pittock

If you ever have the pleasure of chatting with Sarah Peterson Pittock about her research, as I did a few weeks ago, you might feel a little like you are back in grad school. You know the feeling: walking into that seminar you’ve been dying to take, only to realize just how much you need to catch up on. Thankfully, Sarah is a generous and patient teller of her research story, which is one that illustrates the power of rhetoric and composition as a discipline to energize new questions, methods, and areas of focus.

Teacher, Writer, Scholar: Mutallip Anwar

If I had to settle on a single anecdote to concisely capture my friend Mutallip Anwar, I would have to cite a talk we attended together last fall at Stanford. The Spogli Center for International Studies was hosting Susan Rice at the CEMEX Auditorium, and we had managed to secure four free tickets to attend; we were joined by Mutallip’s wife Medina and my partner Erika. We arrived early, but the auditorium was already filling up. Most of the best seats were reserved. I was ready to resign us to a distant row, but Mutallip went out scouting.

Mapping Intellectual Trust

Overview of the activity: This exercise provides students an opportunity to think about how, as researchers, they evaluate the relative credibility of different academic as well as non-academic genres and media. Students complete this as a homework (“asynchronous”) assignment individually at the beginning of the TiC unit.

Activity title: Mapping Intellectual Trust

Author(s): Kevin Moore

Course: PWR 1

Teacher, Writer, Scholar: Holly Fulton-Babicke

I’ve shared an office on the third floor with Dr. Holly Fulton-Babicke since we both arrived at Stanford last September. Until I sat down with Holly a few weeks ago to discuss the present article, however, I now feel a little sheepish to admit that I knew her mainly as the world’s most courteous office partner. It was a privilege to finally learn more about Holly’s background and work, including her research on digital rhetorics, her innovative pedagogy, and, of course, her three dogs.