Recent News

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!

On Wednesday, October 9 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Bailey Poland will deliver a Brown Bag presentation, "Saying No So You Can Say Yes: Time Management Strategies." 

In this Brown Bag, Bailey Poland will lead an interactive discussion about the importance of developing time management strategies that work for your situation, share her own methods for staying on top of work while still having a life, and provide resources for developing strong time management habits.

Join us in East Hall room 406 for Bailey's presentation!

On Monday, October 14 from 9-10:30 a.m., Brandie Bohney will deliver her prospectus presentation. Bohney's project is titled “Force of Nurture: Influences on Early-Career ELA Teachers’ Writing Pedagogies.”

Please join us at 9 a.m. in East Hall, room 206 to celebrate this milestone!

Second-year Rhetoric & Writing PhD student Morgan McDougall created the LibGuide for this year's Common Read, What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Morgan also shared her thoughts on the experience of creating the guide.

Dr. Chad Iwertz will be joining the English Department in Fall 2019 as an assistant professor in the Rhetoric & Writing program. He was kind enough to answer some questions to introduce himself to the department. Please join us in welcoming Chad to BGSU! Read the full interview with Chad.

The 2019 21st Century Englishes conference will be held on Saturday, November 2. Proposals are due Friday, September 20 at 11:59 p.m. Read the CFP for details and submission guidelines.

The 2019 Computers and Writing conference was held in East Lansing, MI at Michigan State University. Attendees arrived by car, plane, and, in some cases, bicycle. BGSU Rhetoric & Writing faculty member Dr. Neil Baird participated in the 2019 Ride2CW event, and shared his experiences.

On June 21, 2019, Travis Hein, Emma Guthrie, and Morgan McDougall presented at the 2019 Computers and Writing Conference. Their panel was titled, “Digital Technologies that Extend and Transfer Beyond the Classroom: Virtual Reality, Social Media, and Online Learning,” and chaired by Dr. Neil Baird. Learn more about their presentations.

There are many career options for graduates of Bowling Green State University’s Rhetoric and Writing doctoral program. This feature explores the roles that many of our alumni have taken as writing program administrators (WPAs) or as other administrators (in writing centers, as deans, etc.). We reached out to a few of our alumni to ask them about their role, how their experiences at BGSU prepared them for their position, and what they like/enjoy about their job.

Learn what they had to say.

RSBS will host an end-of-semester gathering on Friday, May 10 at Stones Throw at 5 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Join us on May 8 as Lauren Salisbury and Kristin LaFollette deliver their Brown Bag presentation, #PhDone and #MAstered: How to plan, write, and complete your dissertation or thesis.  

The Brown Bag will be held May 8 at 1:30 pm in East Hall room 206. Learn more about the event.

Third-year member of the Rhetoric & Writing PhD program Jonathan Brownlee has been named the inaugural 2019 recipient of the Mick Doherty Kairos Award. Learn more about the award.  

The Rhetoric & Writing program is thrilled to announce that second-year student Brandie Bohney has been named the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Associate Award. The award is given out each spring to recognize, reward, and encourage excellence in undergraduate instruction. Learn more about Brandie's work and the award.

On Wednesday, April 10, Sara Austin successfully defended her dissertation, titled “By Any Other Name: (Mis)Understanding Transfer-Focused Feminist Pedagogy." Learn more about Sara's work.

On Wednesday, April 10, Lauren Garskie successfully defended her dissertation, titled “Becomings of Space and Collaboration: Applying Design Thinking to a Study of Space and Collaboration in the Collab Lab." Learn more about Lauren's work.  

On Tuesday, April 9, Kelly Moreland successfully defended her dissertation, titled “Rhetorical Embodied Performance In/As Writing Instruction: Practicing Identity and Lived Experience in TA Education." Learn more about Kelly's work.  

On Monday, April 8, Marshall Saenz successfully defended his dissertation, titled “Networks of Interaction: Writing Course Design through Fourth Generation Activity Theory and Principles of Play." Learn more about Marshall's work.  

On Friday, April 5, second-year PhD student Bailey Poland gave an invited talk at The University of Findlay as a Distinguished Alumni Speaker. Learn more about Bailey's talk.

The Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp (RSBS) is the Rhetoric & Writing Program's chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America. RSBS hosts an annual graduate student conference, 21st Century Englishes, and provides its student members with numerous professional development opportunities throughout the year. Learn more about the new officers.

Lauren Salisbury will host a workshop titled "Teaching Presence while "Teaching Presence": How to Convey Teaching Personas in Online Writing Courses" on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 1-2:30 p.m. in East Hall room 206. Learn more about the workshop.

Two students from the Rhetoric & Writing PhD program will receive awards for their work at the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Symposium, which will be hosted on March 29, 2019. Learn more about the students' work and the symposium.

Two students in the Rhetoric & Writing program have recent or upcoming publications. Learn more about what students in the program are writing.

Kristin LaFollette, herself a writer and artist, "asked Jon, Annie, and Lena a few questions about why they chose to go into writing studies, how they see themselves as creative-critical scholars and writers, and what they are currently working on." Learn more about what they had to say and what they are working on.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) will be well attended this year by Bowling Green State University's Rhetoric and Writing doctoral program. See who is presenting at the conference!

On Monday, February 18, Kristin LaFollette successfully defended her dissertation, titled “The Queer Art of Writing: (Re)Imagining Scholarship and Pedagogy Through Transgenre Composing. Read more about Kristin's work.  

Four second-year students in the Rhetoric & Writing program have signed on to work as the digital publishing team for Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. Learn more about their work and the journal.

Second-year rhetoric and writing student Lena Ziegler's chapbook has been published by The A3 press, and is available for purchase. Learn more about the chapbook.

Second-year Rhetoric & Writing student Bailey Poland served as the pronouncer for the Wood County spelling bee. Learn more about the bee and Bailey's involvement.

Ann von Mehren and Brandie Bohney both have recent or upcoming publications. Learn more about what our PhD students are writing.

Dr. Neil Baird was recently accepted into the 2019-2021 Elon Research Seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency. Learn more about the seminar.

2018 News

Dr. Neil Baird arrived in Bowling Green to take on the role of associate professor in the Rhetoric and Writing PhD program. He generously agreed to an interview about his experience at BGSU so far, his hopes for the future, and his advice to graduate students. Read the full interview.

Dr. Christine Tulley, an alumna of the Rhetoric and Writing program, was interviewed about her new book, How Writing Faculty Write.

The Rhetoric and Writing program proudly welcomes Dr. Neil Baird’s arrival this Fall 2018.

2017 News

This year's 5th annual conference theme is Cooperating and Collaborating: Creating Community in the 21st Century and will take place on October 21, 2017, at Bowling Green State University.

The 2016-2017 academic year showcased the Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. program’s efforts in scholarship and service. Students and faculty presented and published at an array of venues across the United States.

Students in the third year cohort have each presented their graduate lectures, a public presentation of their dissertation prospectus.

Dr. Sue Carter Wood was awarded the President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work. The President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work is described as "[recognizing] innovative research and creative work conducted by faculty members in collaboration with graduate students related to improving the quality of graduate education and/or research capacity of the University."

Dr. Christine Tulley, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at the Univerisity of Findlay and alumni of the BGSU Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. Program, gave a presentation and workshop on April 5th titled, "Effective Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition through Collaboration."

Dr Roopika Risam, an Assistant Professor from Salem State University, hosted a workshop for Rhetoric & Writing Students on Thursday, March 30, titled "Digital Research Methods and Growing Methods from Questions."

2016 News

April Conway received the Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence in Arts and Humanities. Her paper, “Practitioners of Earth: The Literacy Practices of Grassroots Cartographers” earned her the 2015-16 award.

Several of the Rhetoric and Writing students were successful at having their work published in various rhetoric and writing publications during the past academic year.

The Game Space Learning Laboratory explores writing and writing pedagogy by fostering relationship between games, academia, and community.

Elizabeth Wardle gave two engaging and thought provoking presentations to GSW faculty and Rhetoric and Writing faculty, graduate students, and alumni as well as Dean Craig.

Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp (RSBS), BGSU’s Student Chapter of Rhetoric Society of America (RSA), were awarded funding for a proposed spring speaker.

Aimee Taylor successfully defended her dissertation, titled “Fat Cyborgs: Body-Positive Activism, Shifting Rhetorics and Identity Politics in the Fatosphere.”

The fourth annual 21st Century Englishes Conference took place on the campus of BGSU on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Jeffrey Moore’s research presentation will be on Wednesday, November 9th from 1:30-3:00 pm in East Hall 206. The title of his presentation is “Digital Literacy Practices of English Language Learners: Identity, Instructor Attitudes, and Alphabetic Supremacy”.

Rhetoric & Writing doctoral students Danielle Donelson, Jeffrey Moore, Stephen Raulli, and Lauren Salisbury presented at the conference.

Several of the Rhetoric and Writing Students presented presented at the Thomas R. Watson Conference on October 20-22, 2016 at the University of Louisville.  The conference theme was “Mobility Work in Composition: Translation, Migration, Transformation.”

Rhetoric and Writing graduate students have formed the BGSU Student Chapter of Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). Jeffrey Moore has been named as the first chairperson and Soha Yousef as the assistant chairperson.