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

Durack Gender and TC

This week we’re reading Katherine T. Durack’s (1997) landmark essay, “Gender, Technology, and the History of Technical Communication” from Technical Communication Quarterly. As you shape your response, you might find the following questions helpful: What does Durack mean by “women’s work”? Why is understanding this concept essential to the rest of her argument? What are… Read More Durack Gender and TC