Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Writing
The Rhetoric & Writing doctoral program prepares students for impactful careers as rhetoric and composition faculty and administrators. Our students engage a range of intellectual approaches at the intersection of history, theory and pedagogy. Students learn together in and beyond the space of the seminar room, developing research, teaching and civic identities through a range of coursework in rhetorical, cultural, empirical and digital approaches to writing.
Announcing the Words Change Worlds Collaboratory
Writing is an intervention in the world, a reaching out into the every day, an intercession in the particular. From this perspective, written texts do not contain meaning so much as attain meaning through use and reuse, mixing and remixing, distribution and seemingly boundless circulation. The Words Change Worlds Collaboratory is a collection of faculty-led, collaborative studies of writing at work in the world—from academic worlds to professional, public, and personal. Learn about the current research projects in the Words Change Worlds Collaboratory and see how you can get involved!
News and Stories
Bailey Poland's Prospectus Presentation: November 19
On Tuesday, November 19 from 2:30-4:00 p.m., Bailey Poland will deliver her prospectus presentation. Poland's project is titled “Nowhere is Straight Work More Effective”: Ohio Women's Participation in Self-Culture.
Please join us at 2:30 p.m. in East Hall, room 206 to celebrate this milestone!
Lena Ziegler's Prospectus Presentation: November 18
On Monday, November 18 from 9-10:30 a.m., Lena Ziegler will deliver her prospectus presentation. Ziegler's
project is titled “Consent in Context: Amplifying Women's Stories of Sexual Violence in Heterosexual Relationships”. A trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence accompanies this presentation. Please join us at 9 a.m. in East Hall, room 206 to celebrate this milestone!
Stephen Ohene-Larbi Successfully Defends Dissertation
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Stephen Ohene-Larbi successfully defended his dissertation project. His dissertation was titled “Harnessing Multimodality in First Year Composition Classroom in Second Language (L2) Settings to Enhance Effective Writing" and explored numerous aspects of how multimodal composition can be beneficial for second language learners. Please join us in congratulating Stephen!