Writing and Social Justice Showcase

On Wednesday, May 15, students from ENGL2634: Writing and Social Justice will present their final projects from 10:05 a.m. until 12:05 p.m. in the Newman Library Multipurpose Room. This event welcomes everyone to learn from multimodal presentations and to interact with students about their research activity related to social justice issues this semester. For more … Read moreWriting and Social Justice Showcase

Curricular Updates

We’re excited (and overdue for posting!) about new materials available on HokiesWrite.com. The program leadership team has recently set into place the following, all in service of modest curricular adjustments: Textbook: Learn more about our Fall 2019 adoption of a VT custom Understanding Rhetoric (2nd ed.) Program outcomes: Learn more about the program’s revised outcomes, … Read moreCurricular Updates

A CCCC Social

The Virginia Tech Center for Rhetoric in Society, Rhetoric and Writing PhD Program, and Composition Program, together with our guests from the University of Waterloo Departments of English Language and Literature and Communication Arts, are pleased to invite friends and colleagues to join us for this reception at the Conference on College Composition and Communication … Read moreA CCCC Social

Dartmouth Resources for Assignment Design

The spring semester has only just begun at Virginia Tech, so it’s a terrific time to be thinking about the subtleties of assignment design. The Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric offers the best resources available to guide and support the assignment design process. Consider, for example, this, the first of eight suggestions for crafting … Read moreDartmouth Resources for Assignment Design

360 Digital Studio in Shanks Hall

The Virginia Tech English Department is pleased to announce that the 360 Digital Studio will be open once again this Spring. The Digital Studio serves students enrolled in any English course who wish to print course-related assignments, create digital projects, or work collaboratively. Notably, it is available to all students enrolled in ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 to … Read more360 Digital Studio in Shanks Hall

CFP: 2019 WSRL Conference at Montana State U, October 25-26, 2019

Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, will host the 2019 Western States Rhetoric
and Literacy Conference, October 25-26, 2019. The conference is themed “Contemplative Rhetorics and Literacies.” Proposals are due no later than Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

CFP: 2019 Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference at James Madison U, November 13-16, 2019

James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will host the 2019 Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference, November 13-16, 2019. The conference is themed “Redefining Feminist Activism.” The proposal system is open through Friday, February 1, 2019.

CFP: 2019 CCCC Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference at Old Dominion U, May 30-31, 2019

Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., will host at 2019 CCCC Summer Conference, May 30-31. The conference is themed “Attending to Transfer;” keynote will be Dr. Jessie Moore from Elon University. The proposal system is open through Saturday, February 9, 2019.

2019 Spilman Symposium at VMI

The 2019 Spilman Symposium on Issues in Teaching Writing will be held on the campus of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA, located approximately 90 minutes northeast of Blacksburg, on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The event features a distinguished lineup of presenters on this year’s theme, Discourse for Democracy: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric for Civic Life.