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.
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."
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.
Maria Gigante joins Rhetoric and Writing Studies Faculty
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!
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.
Staci Perryman-Clak's case research appears in Pedagogy
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.
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.