Conference Presentations & Publications
Congratulations to MARC graduate student Bettina Ramon, and MA Lit/MARC graduate student Sarah Olivas, recipients of 4Cs "Scholars for the Dream" Awards. Bettina and Sarah will each receive $750 to travel to the 2009 4Cs convention in San Francisco, be honored at a reception at the 2009 4Cs convention, and receive one-year memberships in NCTE and CCCC. Read the full story at www.liberalarts.txstate.edu/about/news/englishnews2007-2008/ccccawards.html
MARC director Dr. Rebecca Jackson, along with Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney of Ball State University, will present results of a national survey on writing centers, "A View from the Bridge: Writing Centers in the Twenty-First Century," at the 2009 International Writing Centers Association Collaborative held in conjunction with the Conference on College Composition and Communication convention in San Francisco.
MARC graduate students Jenna Keith Allen and Bettina Ramon, along with MARC alumna Collette Caton, will present their panel “Rocking the Boat: Using Blogs to Challenge Traditional Notions of Academic Identity” at the 60th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Francisco in March 2009. MARC faculty member Dr. Deborah Balzhiser Morton will chair the panel. They will also present their panel "Pop Culture Meets High Culture: Blogging Gender in the Academy" at the 2009 Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Conference in Gender and Technology in Albuquerque in February 2009.
MARC graduate students Jenna Keith Allen, Stephanie Gioia Stewart, and Bettina Ramon will present their panel "Writing Center 2.0: Pleasurable Elements of the Online Writing Center," at the 2009 South Central Writing Centers Association Conference in Georgetown in April 2009.
MARC graduate student Andy Besa, along with MA Literature student Sarah Olivas and Aja Martinez of the University of Arizona, will present their panel "Making Waves by Using Chicana/o Rhetorics of Difference to Reverse Negative Stereotypes Against U.S. Latinas/os" at the 60th Annual Conference of College Composition and Communication in San Francisco in March 2009. MARC faculty member Dr. Jaime Armin Mejia will chair the panel.
MARC graduate students Gina Guzman, Blanca Loya, and Yazmin Lazcano will present thir panel “Righting the Writing Center to Meet the Border” at the 2008 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English in San Antonio in November 2008. They will also present their panel “Crashing the Waves of Exclusion in the Field of Composition Studies: Pedagogical Uses of Alter-Native Genres in the Composition Classrooms” at the 60th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Francisco in March 2009.
MARC graduate student Jon Polk will present his paper "The New Non-Transparent Text: Typography & Image in the Contemporary Novel" at the 2009 National Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference in New Orleans in April 2009.
Collette Caton and Jonathan Polk's YouTube video response to readings from Kairos has been picked up and posted on the Kairos website to introduce a new section of the journal called "Disputatio: A Reader's Forum." To view their video and contribute to the online discussion of issues they raise, go to http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.2/binder.html?loggingon/lo3.html, scroll down to "Letting Us Know What You Think," and click on “YouTube video response."
MARC graduate student Courtney Werner presented her panel, Moving Feminisms Forward: Making Feminists into Cyborgs, at the Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association (SW PCA & ACA) Conference on Gender and Technology, Feb. 2008.
MARC graduate student Gina Guzman presented her paper, College Writing Centers and Chicanos/as on the Border, at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas Regional Conference, Mi Educacion es la Causa: Chicana and Chicano Pedagogy in the 21st Century in McAllen, TX on February 28th- March 1st 2008.
MARC graduate students Collette Caton, Jon Polk, Courtney Werner presented their panel, Writing Center as Student Service: Rhetorical Choices and the Art of Voicing Students' Needs, at the South Central Writing Centers Association Conference in March 2008 at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
MARC graduate student Gina Guzman presented her paper, Minority Students on the Periphery: Domesticating Canagarajah's Geopolitics in Writing Centers, at the 2008 NACCS Conference XXXV Poesia, Baile y Cancion: The Politics, Implications, and Future of Chicana/os' Cultural Production on March 19-22 in Austin, TX. She also presented her paper at the CCCC Convention: Writing Realities, Chaging Realities in New Orleans, LA on April 2-5, 2008.
MARC graduate students Jenna Allen, Mary McCulley, Gwen Templin, and Melinda Rothouse, and Dr. Rebecca Jackson presented their panel, Writing Center as Performance Space, at the South Central Writing Centers Association Conference in March 2008 at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
MARC graduate students Courtney Werner and Collette Caton, and MA Lit graduate student Marcus Piazzola presented their panel, Graphic Novel as Textbook: Alternative Realities for Composition Instruction, at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in New Orleans, April 2008. Dr. Jaime Mejia was chair of the panel.
Barbara L'Eplattenier, Susan McLeod, Barry Maid, and Dr. Deborah Balzhiser (w/ Tom Miller who facilitated but did not include his name) conducted their workshop seminar on "Creating and Revamping Majors in Writing and Rhetoric" at the CCCCs in New Orleans, April 2008.