Frank & Treichler Gender & Language PTC

Today, we’re reading some selections from Frank & Treichler’s Language, Gender, and Professional Writing: Theoretical Approaches and Guidelines for Nonsexist Usage. As you formulate your response, you may find the following questions helpful: The first reading you’ll encounter discusses the history of pronoun use. What does this history of Old English pronouns reveal about English… Read More Frank & Treichler Gender & Language PTC

Gruwell Wikipedia Politics of Exclusion

This week we’re reading Leigh Gruwell’s “Wikipedia’s Politics of Exclusion: Gender, Epistemology, and Feminist Rhetorical (In)action” from Computers & Composition. As you formulate your response, you may find the following questions helpful: How do the systems of Wikipedia exclude women’s voices? Why is this important to understanding knowledge online? How is understanding the human subjects… Read More Gruwell Wikipedia Politics of Exclusion

Davis Feminist Rhetorical Practices

Today we’re reading Carleigh Davis’s article, “Feminist Rhetorical Practices in Digital Spaces” from Computers & Composition. As you prepare your response, you may find the following questions helpful: What is dialogic collaboration? How is it also a hallmark of professional/technical writing? What does this say about gender in this field? Similarly, multivocality seems to be… Read More Davis Feminist Rhetorical Practices

Royster & Kirsch Feminist Interdisciplinarity

This week we’re examining  Jacqueline Jones Royster and Gesa E. Kirsch’s chapter “Feminist Rhetorical Studies as a Robust Interdisciplinary Framework” from Feminist Rhetorical Practices. As you formulate your response, you might one of the following discussion questions helpful: What does it mean to be interdisciplinary? How is this essential to feminist rhetorical methodology?  Royster and… Read More Royster & Kirsch Feminist Interdisciplinarity

Rawson Queering Feminist Canonization

This week we’re reading K. J. Rawson’s “Queering Feminist Rhetorical Canonization” from Rhetorica in Motion. You may find the following discussion questions helpful in shaping your response:  Rawson asks how we might define a “woman.” Why is this question essential to his argument? How is this question particularly relevant in today’s political climate? What is… Read More Rawson Queering Feminist Canonization

Hartsock and Feminist Standpoint

This week, we’re reading Nancy Hartsock’s essential reading, “The Feminist Standpoint Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism” from Feminism and Methodology. One of the following discussion questions may help you formulate your response: Hartsocks’s reliance on Marxist theory may be off-putting for some of you. How and why does Hartsock justify Marxist… Read More Hartsock and Feminist Standpoint

Marzano-Lesnevich | Define My Gender?

Today we’re reading Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s New York Times opinion piece, “How Do I Define My Gender if No One Is Watching Me?” As you read their article, consider the following questions: How does Marzano-Lesnevich’s pandemic experience free them from gender binaries?  What is your response to Mx. Slarii’s argument: “I don’t think cis people understand… Read More Marzano-Lesnevich | Define My Gender?