For those of you who are more on the composition and writing studies side of the house, the CCCCs is coming up, March 15-19, 2017 in Portland.
Mark your calendars for the following:
March 16 at 5:00: RHM happy hour at Spirit of 77, which is just a block or so from the Convention Center.
March 16 from 6:30-7:30: Medical Rhetoric SIG in B112
Thanks to Lora Arduser for pulling these together and to others for adding their own sessions. Quite a bit of RHM and related activity!!
G.38 Feminist Historiography: Uncovering Rhetorical Activism
Panelists consider how religion, science, and “professionalism” both
constrain and liberate women writers.
H.36 Intuition, Empathy, and Care in Medicine and Nonprofit
Panelists consider questions of empathy, care, and intuition in medicine and nonprofit organizations.
I.18 From STEM to STEAM: Analyzing Medical Rhetoric and
Personal Narrative in Professional Writing
This panel analyzes the movement toward narrative in medical discourse and the incorporation of the humanities in the WID classroom.
J.05 Rhetorics of Health and Medicine: A Roundtable
Examining Ways to Sustain Growth and Cultivate New
Sponsored by the Medical Rhetoric Standing Group
The roundtable addresses questions about how to sustain growth and cultivate new opportunities in the field of medical and health rhetoric.
B.16 Transitions and Transfers in Technical and Professional
Explorations of transfer and transitioning into the workplace.
B.36 Issues of Public Health: Strategies for Public Intellectual
Various perspectives on the idea of the public intellectual.
D.22 Local and Global Demands on Technical and Professional
Communication across Contexts in Latin America
This panel examines local and global demands on communication
practices in Spanish for engineering and public health across Latin
E.38 Thinking Inclusively and Cultivating Empathy: Teaching
Writing to Future Professionals
This interactive panel proposes professional writing course revisions
toward cultivating inclusivity and empathy in future professionals.
J.41 Reproductive Discourses as Sites for Rhetorical
Cultivation of Social Action
This panel considers the complex intersections between women’s
reproductive health and the discourses that mediate their bodies.
K.31 Ethics of Care and the Teaching of Technical
Four perspectives on feminist approaches to health communication.
K.52 The Nonrational/Nonspeaking Subject: A Disability-
Studies Analysis through Narrative, Qualitative Research,
and Philosophical Inquiry
AW.12 Engaging Disability and Accessibility in Class
Assignments: Integrating Disability Studies in the Fabric
of Comp and Technical Communication Curriculum
Twelve experts in small, interactive groups train composition and
professional writing instructors to design disability- and accessibility focused assignments.
A.13 Cultivating Critical Connections: Case Studies and
Microhistories of Composition and Corporatization,
Disability and Diversity
Four studies of four very different institutional contexts will be used to connect disability services and writing programs.
A.24 Medical Narratives—Cultivating Stories, Voices, Selves,
This interactive roundtable focuses on medical narratives as forms of creative nonfiction in composition teaching and rhetorical research.
A.37 Cultivating Accessibilty and Inclusion through Disability
Pedagogy and Universal Design
This session examines student learning environments in relation to
universal design principles and inclusive learning.
B.47 Past the Law: Moving from Legal to Just in Disability
Questioning ableist discourses of accommodations via new rhetoric that focuses on advocacy over obligation.
C.41 Rhetorics of Disability: Cultivating Change across
Discourse Communities and Developing Connections for
This panel explores disability rhetorics in popular and academic cultural arenas to bring awareness of representation and inclusivity.
D.20 Composing Activist Spaces: The Spatial Rhetorics of
Civil, Disability, and Men’s Rights Movements
This panel investigates how activists compose new meanings of space to argue for inclusion, rights, and justice.
D.43 Composing Medical Humanities: Innovative Writing
This panel considers innovative approaches to composing in the spaces of interdisciplinary medical humanities outreach and instruction.
E.47 Rhetoric and Disability: Neurodiversity, Communication
Practices, and Self-Advocacy
Panelists discuss the rhetorical affordances offered by the communicative practices of neurodiverse and disabled communities.
G.46 Cultivating Change in Graduate Education: (Re)thinking
Training for Politically Progressive Community Projects
Through four snapshots of university-community partnerships, we call for more preparation for politically progressive community work.
H.05 More Than Writing through It: Self-Care, Disability, and
Sponsored by the Disabilities Studies Standing Group
This panel approaches care from a rhetorical disability studies perspective to challenge the normative nature of writing practices.
H.50 “Cripping” the Writing Program: Disability and Policy
beyond the Ableist Script
Panel critically examines policy documents, specifically the syllabus, as a means to move beyond the ableist script.
J.38 Remediating Cross-Disciplinary Capacities: Digital
Humanities, Social Media, Fan Studies, and Disability
Cultivating capacity at the intersections of composition and the digital humanities, social media, fan studies, and disability rhetoric.
E.42 A Rhetoric of Empathy to Build Audience Accessibility to
The speakers will discuss the process of converting medical texts to
patient manuals to include empathy to build access to medical writing.
Session K, please consider “Discursive Agency in Illness: Empowering Everyday Writers to Cultivate Critical Communities”