Composing Feminist Interventions: Activism, Engagement, Praxis

  • Pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, rhetorical theory, writing to engage, reform, community, social change, feminist theory

Edited by Kristine L. Blair and Lee Nickoson
Copy edited by Brandy Bippes. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverThis edited collection offers self-reflexive, critical accounts of how feminist writing studies scholars variously situated within rhetoric, composition, and literacy studies plan, implement, examine, and represent community-based inquiry and pedagogy. Readers will gain insight into the hows and whys involved with this important disciplinary work. Sharing a commitment to social change, the twenty-one chapter discussions and five course designs complicate and continue to evolve possibilities for how we conceptualize writing research and teaching as deeply collaborative, inclusive, and reciprocal practices.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter

Introduction. Researching and Teaching Community as a Feminist Intervention, Kristine L. Blair and Lee Nickoson
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Part 1. Methodology

Chapter 1. Post-Research Engagement: An Argument for Critical Examination of Researcher Roles after Research Ends, Megan Adams
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Chapter 2. Reciprocity as Epicenter: An 'After-Action Review,' Mariana Grohowski, Megan Adams
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Chapter 3. Methodology & Accountability: Tracking Our Movements as Feminist Pedagogues, Emily Ronay Johnston, Megan Adams
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Chapter 4. Listening to Research as a Feminist Ethos of Representation, Lauren Rosenberg and Emma Howes, Megan Adams
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Chapter 5. Funding Geography: The Legacy of Female-Run Settlement Culture for Contemporary Feminist Place-Based Pedagogy Initiatives, Liz Rohan, Megan Adams
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Part 2. Partnerships

Chapter 6. Building Engaged Interventions in Graduate Education, Keri E. Mathis and Beth A. Boehm, Megan Adams
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Chapter 7. Learning Together Through Campus-Community Partnerships, Jenn Brandt and Cara Kozma, Megan Adams
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Chapter 8. Crafting Partnerships: Exploring Student-Led Feminist Strategies for Community Literacy Projects, Kelly Concannon, Mustari Akhi, Morgan Musgrove, Kim Lopez, and Ashley Nichols, Megan Adams
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Chapter 9. Ohio Farm Stories: A Feminist Approach to Collaboration, Conversation, and Engagement, Christine Denecker and Sarah Sisser, Megan Adams
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Chapter 10. Literacy Sponsorship as a Process of Translation: Using Actor-Network Theory to Analyze Power within Emergent Relationships at Family Scholar House, Kathryn Perry
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Chapter 11. Knotworking Collaborations: Fostering Community Engaged Teachers and Scholars, Mary P. Sheridan, Megan Adams
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Part 3. Activism

Chapter 12. Women-Only Bicycle Rides and Freedom of Movement: How Online Communicative Practices of Local Community Managers Support Feminist Interventions, Angela Crow
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Chapter 13. Literacy, Praxis and Participation in Environmental Deliberation, Barbara George
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Chapter 14. The Viability of Digital Spaces as Sites for Transnational Feminist Action and Engagement: Why We Need to Look at Digital Circulation, Jessica Ouellette
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Chapter 15. Advocating "Active" Intersectionality Through a Comparison of Two Slutwalks, Jacqueline Schiappa
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Chapter 16. A Peek Inside the Master's House: The Tale of Feminist Rhetorician as Candidate for U.S. Congress, Angela K. Zimmann
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Part 4. Praxis

Chapter 17. Pedagogical Too-Muchness: A Feminist Approach to Community-Based Learning, Multi-Modal Composition, Social Justice Education, and More, Beth Godbee
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Chapter 18. Trans/feminist Practice of Collaboration in the Art Activism Classroom, Ames Hawkins and Joan Giroux
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Chapter 19. Coming Out as Other in the Graduate Writing Classroom: Feminist Pedagogical Moves for Mentoring Community Activists, Jess Tess, Trixie G. Smith, and Katie Manthey
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Chapter 20. Safely Social: User-Centered Design and Difference Feminism, Douglas M. Walls, Brandy Dieterle, and Jennifer Roth Miller
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Chapter 21. The Unheard Voices of Dissatisfied Clients: Listening to Community Partners as Feminist Praxis, Danielle M. Williams
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Part 5. Course Designs

Chapter 22. "We Write to Serve": The Intersections of Service Learning, Grant Writing, and the Feminist Rhetorical Agency, Florence Elizabeth Bacaba
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Chapter 23. Making the Political Personal Again: Strategies for Addressing Student Resistance to Feminist Intervention, Julie Myatt Barger
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Chapter 24. "Because your heart breaks and it moves to action": Digital Storytelling Beyond the Gate, Stephanie Bower
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Chapter 25. Feminist Activism in the Core: Student Activism in Theory and Practice, Katherine Fredlund
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Chapter 26. Rhetorical Interventions: A Project Design for Composing and Editing Wikipedia Articles, Julie D. Nelson
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Afterword, Krista Ratcliffe
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About the Editors

Kristine L. Blair is Professor of English and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Youngstown State University. Throughout her career, she has taught courses in digital composing, research methods, scholarly publication, and media and cultural studies. In addition to her publications in the areas of gender and technology, online learning, and graduate student mentoring, Blair currently serves as editor of Computers and Composition print and online.

Lee Nickoson is Associate Professor of English and Director of the General Studies Writing Program at Bowling Green State University. Her teaching experiences and interests span undergraduate and graduate courses and include a shared investment in collaborating with student writers in investigations of writing as a form of activism. In her research, she employs a feminist approach to inquiry that celebrates collaboration, reciprocity, and thoughtful play.

Publication Information: Blair, Kristine L., & Lee Nickoson. (2018). Composing Feminist Interventions: Activism, Engagement, Praxis. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado.

Web Publication Date: June 19, 2018
Print Publication Date: January 17, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-64215-005-6 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-008-7 (ePub) | 978-1-60732-865-0 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2018.0056

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Series Editors: Susan H. McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara; Rich Rice, Texas Tech University

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