Compose, Design, Advocate - Roundtable Discussion with Anne Wysocki and Dennis Lynch

03/28/2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Tumblr, Facebook, or html? Video argument? Animated writing? Email or txt? We all -- students in our classes and we who teach writing -- face proliferating rhetorical situations for composing. When to use words, when to use pictures, when to use video -- and when to follow, make, or break conventions? What are our responsibilities -- as teachers, administrators, and as producers and consumers of texts -- to our students, to our programs, and to thoughtful textual production and analysis? Join us for a roundtable conversation between students, faculty and staff in the Department of Writing Studies and our distinguished guests.

Anne Wysocki and Dennis Lynch are co-authors of the popular textbookCompose, Design, Advocate: A Rhetoric for Integrating the Written, Visual, and Oral (just about to come out in its second edition) and of The DK Handbook (soon to come out in its third edition and in a fully digital version). Wysocki teaches new media aesthetics, composition, culture, and rhetorics; technologies of communication; and pedagogy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is co-author (with Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Cynthia Selfe, and UM-TC's Geoffrey Sirc) ofWriting New Media (Utah State UP, 2004) and of several award-winning new media texts. Lynch directs the first year writing program for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an urban research university with 25,000 students. He teaches and researches rhetorical theory, history, and pedagogy.

Wysocki and Lynch will also be appearing to keynote at the Annual MNCUEW conference. See for details.


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