Welcome to the website for the MA major in Rhetoric and Composition! We invite you to explore our program and the opportunities it offers for advanced study in writing and the teaching of writing, including such exciting areas as minority rhetorics, digital literacies, writing theory and practice, history of rhetoric, gender and language, political rhetoric, writing centers, and more.
If you're a prospective student, you'll find information here about admission and degree requirements, our faculty, and our students. Current students will find updated information about current and future course offerings, program announcements, and faculty and student accomplishments.
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Workshop: Writing Successful Conference Proposals, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 4:30-5:30, Flowers Hall 376
Mark your calendars for the following MARC events this spring!
Justin Whitney, 2012 MARC graduate, has had his article, "The 2010 Citizens Clean Elections Voter Education Guide," accepted for publication in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. Publication date is late 2013.
Nancy Wilson's essay, "Stocking the Bodega: Towards a New Writing Center Paradigm," has been accepted for publication in the fall 2012 issue of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.
Rebecca Jackson (with co-author Jackie Grutsch McKinney, Ball State University) published "Beyond Tutoring: Mapping the Invisible Landscape of Writing Center Work" in Praxis 9.1 (2012). Web.
Octavio Pimentel's “El Dia de Los Muertos” has been accepted for publication this forthcoming fall of 2012 in the Encyclopedia of Latino Culture: From Calaveras to Quinceañera. Also coming this fall, "The Myth of the Colorblind Composition Classroom: White Instructors Confront White Privlege in Their Classrooms", which will appear in Across the Disciplines (with co-authors Charise Pimentel and John Dean).
MARC student Megan Boeshart will present her paper, "Women Narrating their Experience in the Online Gaming Community" at the 2013 FemRhet Conference at Stanford University.
MARC students Graham Oliver and Bree Henderson will present their paper, "Prosumer Backers and Self-Marketing Projects: The Rhetoric of Crowdfunding" at the 2013 Computers and Writing Conference in Frostburg, Maryland.
Octavio Pimentel will present his paper, "Giving Voice: The Latin@ Voice that is often Ignored at Best" at the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Las Vegas, NV.
Rebecca Jackson will present her paper, "Uncovering the Hidden Work of Writing Center Administration" as part of the panel, "The Public (Face)Work of Administration: A Case Study of Six New Writing Center Directors," at the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Las Vegas, NV, March 2013.
Rebecca Jackson will present her paper "Interrogating 'Support': Writing Center Master Narratives and the Politics of Change" at the 2013 Future of Writing Centers Symposium in Austin, TX, February 2013.
MARC students Kristie O'Donnell and Graham Oliver will present their paper "Big & Small: Theory in Practice" at the 2013 Future of Writing Centers Symposium in Austin, TX, February 2013.
MARC student Manuel Pina will present his paper "Reflections on (Dis)comfort in Writing Center Narratives" at the 2013 Future of Writing Centers Symposium in Austin, TX, 2013.
Rebecca Jackson and MARC student Laura Clemens will present individual papers on the panel MA Programs in Rhetoric and Writing as Sites of Transition and (Trans)Formation at the March 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication in St. Louis. Becky will present "Negotiating Knowledge, Identity, Institution: Making the Transition from Graduate Student to High School and Community College Teaching"; Laura will present "We Get by With a Little Help from our Friends: The Role of 'Community' in Graduate Students' Writing Development".