Rhetoric & Writing Students Create Successful Annual Graduate Conference

The fourth annual 21st Century Englishes Conference took place on the campus of BGSU on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The conference drew students from across the country, from California to North Carolina, for an engaging day of graduate scholarship. This year's theme was interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity, and presentations covered the spectrum from creative non-fiction, to digital humanities, to English language learners, visual analysis, creative discourse analysis, historical analysis, and more.

BGSU's own Dr. Andrea Riley-Mukavetz provided the keynote address. Her presentation, titled "Listening to Our Relations: Mapping Michigan Indian History," explored the importance of place and space, identity, embodied rhetorics, and storytelling. Dr. Lee Nickoson and Dr. Sue Carter Wood provided the opening and closing remarks, respectively, bookending an amazing conference experience. Special thanks are in order to the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, the BGSU student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, for sponsoring and planning the conference.