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January 2017
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Stanford University                                                                                       Program in Writing and Rhetoric
John Peterson in Japan!
Read about the evolution of John Peterson's international collaboration with Paul Wadden, professor at International Christian University in Tokyo where John has been invited this February to give a talk titled, "Students Connecting with Research: Reading Rhetorically to Support Writing Instruction." Read more here.
PWR's role in the Education as Self-Fashioning Program
What is ESF? What role do some PWR instructors play in the ESF program? What is the on-going relationship between PWR and ESF? Click here to find out.


 
Coordinator's Corner
Christopher Kamrath, PWR 1 coordinator, discusses the importance of the Rhetorical Analysis assignment in his blog post, "What Does That 'R' in PWR Really Mean? - Theorizing Rhetoric to Teach Rhetorical Analysis."
Rhetoric from the Field
“Writing in an Age of Surveillance, Privacy, and Net Neutrality” features a collection of pieces about writing teachers’ responsibilities for teaching surveillance and privacy in their classroom curricula (Estee Beck), the implications of storing data in writing programs (Angela Crow), the ways in which political concerns over net neutrality impact classroom practice (Heidi McKee), the options for giving students alternatives to search engine tools for keeping their personal data safe (Colleen Reilly), and the surveillance tactics used in online games (Stephanie Vie and Jennifer DeWinter). To read a more robust description of this article, click here. Or, for full access to the article, click here.
Below: Emily Polk's PWR 2 class, the Rhetoric of Social Justice and Climate Change, hosting a teach-in on topics from environmental justice to mental health and climate change.
Below: Lecturer Ann Watters' 3D sculpture "Seat of Emotion," will be displayed at the Hearts and Heroes luncheon at ATT Park  on February 16.
Dates and Events:

Jan 31, Pop-Up Reading Group 12:15pm in Clara & Kathleen's office
Feb 3, Hume Cross-Training: Tutoring Science Comm.12-2pm
Feb 7, Pop Up Reading Group 4-5pm on Asao Inoue's first chapter, Hume 106
Feb 8, Hume Cross-Training: Approaches to Argument 4-5:30
Feb 10, Asao Inoue's Visit and Talk (please plan to attend!)
Feb 17, Hume Cross-Training: Cultivating Voice - The Sound and Signature of Identity, 12-2pm
Feb 20, No classes, Presidents' Day
Feb 24, Comm Meeting 11-12pm
Feb 24, Writing Specialist Meeting 11:45am-12:45pm
Feb 24, Program Meeting 1-3pm
Feb 24, Hume Celebration of Writing and Performance 8pm (for Parents' Weekend)
Feb 28, Hume Cross-Training: Turning Correction to Conversation - Sharing Strategies for Copyediting and Proofreading, 4:00-5:15pm
Mar 15-18, CCCC Conference, Portland
Mar 17, Last day of classes
Click here for more dates
Program Announcements:

Please reserve Fri., Feb. 10 for an important program-sponsored event: a visit from Asao Inoue, Director of University Writing & Writing Center and Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences of University of Washington, Tacoma. On Feb 10 at 3pm at the Black Community Services Center, he will deliver a public talk, “Classroom Writing Assessment as an Antiracist Practice," which is also the topic of his new book.

Search update: All the applications are in for the Hume Director search and the search for career-track lecturers. During late February, we'll be scheduling on-campus visits for a select number of applicants. Lecturers will be invited to attend job talks and chats with the candidates -- please plan to make time to attend!

Our next winter program meeting will be Fri., Feb. 24, 1-3pm with reserved committee time from 11-12pm. Harry Elam will be joining us for part of the meeting as a follow-up to his visits with us in 2014-2015.

Instructor News

Jenae Cohn, Norah Fahim, and John Peterson are collaborating on their chapter, "Tinkerer, Snooper, Sharer, Spy: The Ethical Implications of Teaching Surveillance in Online Collaborative Writing Spaces," to be presented at the June 2017 Computers and Writing conference in Ohio and later  published in Writing in a digital age: Surveillance, privacy, and writing infrastructures, due in 2018. Read about what other colleagues are up to here.
Activity Showcase 

This issue features Christopher Kamrath's "Following a Citation Trail" library activity. In this activity, students learn how to read their way into a conversation by finding one good source. Essentially, students come to understand how sources are connected through bibliographies and citations.
Student Spotlight:

This issue, we're featuring Isabelle Foster, chair of Harry Elam's Student Advisory Group and also a tutor at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking. Read more about Isabelle here.

We also want to mention two students who have recently had their PWR work pubslished!
1. Jennifer Johnson's PWR 1 student, Matthew Das Sarma, recently published in Inquiries Journal, an online journal for undergaraduate student writing. Read here.
2. Emily Polk's PWR 2 student, Emma Hutchinson, recently published her work in Earth Island Journal, a global news site that publishes journalism and essays. Read here.
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