Follow #FemRhet2017 Online

Whether you are at home or with us in Dayton for the Feminisms and Rhetorics 2017 Conference, we hope that you follow along and engage with the conference conversations on our social media feeds. We are delighted to have a full team of social media curators who are going to be working hard to live-tweet sessions, create connections among panels, and offers ways to engage with the conference for those who aren’t able to attend in person.

Follow along on Twitter @femrhet2017 and on Facebook @Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference 2017. And you can participate by using our hashtag #FemRhet2017 Or one of our other favorite hashtags: #TeamFemRhet #TheFeministsAreComing #FemRhetSyllabus

Meet our #FemRhet2017 Social Media Team!

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CFSHRC Statement on Antiracism and Nonviolence

Coalition and Community Members,

The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition bases its teaching, scholarship, and activism on feminist commitments to equality, education, and social justice.

In light of recent events, including (but unfortunately not limited to) the incidents leading up to the NAACP travel ban for Missouri and the white supremacist march in Virginia, the Coalition reaffirms its support for non-violent efforts (whether academic, pedagogical, or community-based) to confront systemic racism and the violence it engenders. We stand in solidarity with those engaged in the difficult work of principled action and with the members of our community who are actively seeking opportunities to speak up and out, to march, to write, to call, to teach. Right now is the time to put our rhetorical training to use. We urge everyone, in whatever way they can: Be safe. Be feminist. Be heard.

Please also consider joining us the 2017 Feminisms and Rhetorics: Rhetorics, Rights, and Revolutions, in Dayton, Ohio (where the Dayton Peace Accord was signed).  The conference will feature multiple sessions regarding activism in its various forms.  Many of the special sessions can be located here:  http://femrhet2017.cwshrc.org/

From your CFSHRC Executive Board

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Review of CCCC Feminist Workshop 2017: Intersectionality within Writing Programs and Practices

white program with the words The feminist Wrokshop, standing group on the status of women in the profession

Image of The Feminist Workshop Program and buttons.

By the co-chairs of the CCCC Feminist Workshop

The Feminist Workshop at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication held in Portland, Oregon titled, “Intersectionality within Writing Programs and Practices” explored intersectional feminism(s) and social justice in teaching, administrative work, and rhetorical practices. For the 2017 conference organizers, including Lauren Connelly, April Conway, Nicole Khoury, Jennifer Nish, Lydia McDermott, and Patty Wilde, intersectionality was an important theme to revisit, in light of the current national, political, and social discourse. Read more ›

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Coalition Curated Guide to #4C17

Here is your handy-dandy coalition curated guide to CCCC!cccc2017_blog

We have collected a list of over 30 CCCC presentations featuring coalition members and/or feminist related material. Let's support each other's feminist work by attending some of the panels. While there, be sure to add to the back channel with the hashtags #cfshrc and #thefeministsarecoming and #femU. Read more ›

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Teaching & Researching Feminist Rhetorics:

Digital Curation as Collaborative Archival Method

post by Pamela VanHaitsma, Cassandra Book, Meagan Clark, Christopher Giofreda, Kimberly Goode & Meredith Privott

Collaboration has long been a central practice within the research and teaching of feminist rhetorics (Lunsford and Ede). Yet as feminist scholars take up “invitations” to embark on “meaningful engagements” with digital humanities, the fruitfulness and even necessity of collaboration takes on new valence (Enoch and Bessette; Enoch, Bessette, and VanHaitsma). In digital contexts, “archives 2.0” are participatory (Ramsey-Tobiene). Scholars not only examine but produce digital archives, and digital production often involves collaborative practices of curation (Kennedy). Indeed, as we have found through our work together in a graduate seminar on women’s and feminist rhetorics, the digital curation of archives may function as a collaborative method for scholars interested in bringing together our field’s strengths in historiographic scholarship with emergent digital practices. Read more ›

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Welcome our new Treasurer, Mariana Grohowski

We are happy to announce that Mariana Grohowski is now serving as the CFSHRC Treasurer! Read more ›

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Welcome Casey Miles, our new Web Coordinator!

We are delighted to announce that Casey Miles has agreed to serve as the CFHSRC Web Coordinator. Read more ›

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Join us for our 4C17 Event: Building Sustainable, Capable Lives, or Tilting at Windmills?

Simple drawing of windmillHow many of us lament our busy lives, and wonder how we can possibly balance the demands of family, work, and even maybe self?  This year’s Coalition session arose from conversations and frustrations that Coalition members have expressed over the years—how do we do all that we do and still (maybe) even stay sane?

The Coalition is hosting its annual Wednesday night meeting: 6:30 pm, on Wednesday, March 15 in The Portland Ballroom 252Read more ›

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Changing the Landscape: Feminist Rhetorical Practices: New Horizons for Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies Five Years Later

Five years ago, Gesa Kirsch and Jacqueline Jones Royster published Feminist Rhetorical Practices:  New Horizons for Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies.  Met with much critical acclaim, Feminist Rhetorical Practices offered historians of rhetoric and composition a way to read, interpret, and analyze historical texts through the lenses of social circulation, critical imagination, strategic contemplation, and globalization. An immediate success, the text had—and continues to have—a major impact on the historical feminist thinking in our field.

To that end, the Coalition’s 2018 Wednesday evening session* will revisit Kirsch and Royster’s work and how it has changed (and continues to change) our discipline.  Read more ›

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CFSHRC Goes To Washington

purple background with CFSHRC and a red heart around the F. with the text Jan 21st, #teamfemrhet, @cfshrc @femrhet

The Women’s March on Washington is shaping up to be a historic show of feminist solidarity and collective action. We know that many of the CFSHRC are going to be attending, either in DC or in one of the many sister marches. As your professional organization, the CFSHRC wants to help you connect with fellow members of #teamfemrhet and also document our community’s participation in this historic event.

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