Call for Papers — Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics — Invisible Labor in the Academy (Fall 2020)

The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics (@MultimodalRhets) has a new CFP out on “Invisible Labor in the Academy” for our Fall 2020 issue. Submit! Click here to access the full call for papers.

Submissions due: May 1, 2020

Authors notified: July 1, 2020

Revisions due: October 1, 2020

From the CFP: “Graduate students feel they must outperform their predecessors and peers to secure employment in the current job market. Untenured faculty take on additional service and research to prove they deserve their tenure and promotion. Success in these areas may be deemed stellar but not necessarily acknowledged as extra. At all levels, people’s physical and mental well-being is being affected. At all levels, people are being forced out From the CFP: “Graduate students feel they must outperform their predecessors and peers to secure employment in the current job market. Untenured faculty take on additional service and research to prove they deserve their tenure and promotion.”

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9/20/2019: Anti-Ableist Writing Program Administration

Today’s feature in #AntiAbleistComposition is a set of work dedicated to disability and/in Writing Program Administration.

First: Melanie Yergeau’s “Saturday Plenary Address: Creating a Culture of Access in Writing Program Administration.”

Second: Sushil K. Oswal and Lisa Melancon’s “Saying No to the Checklist: Shifting from an Ideology of Normalcy to an Ideology of Inclusion in Online Writing Instruction.”

Third: Melissa Nicolas’s “Ma(r)king a Difference: Challenging Ableist Assumptions in Writing Program Administration.”

Fourth: Amy Vidali’s “Disabling Writing Program Administration.”

Citations

Nicolas, Melissa. (2017). “Ma(r)king a Difference: Challenging Ableist Assumptions in Writing Program Administration.” Writing Program Administration, 40(3), 10-22.

Oswal, Sushil K. and Lisa Melancon. (2017). “Saying No to the Checklist: Shifting from an Ideology of Normalcy to an Ideology of Inclusion in Online Writing Instruction.” Writing Program Administration, 40(3), 61-77.

Vidali, Amy. (2015). “Disabling Writing Program Administration.” Writing Program Administration, 38(2), 32-55.

Yergeau, Melanie. (2016). “Saturday Plenary Address: Creating a Culture of Access in Writing Program Administration.” Writing Program Administration, 40(1), 155-165.

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9/19/2019: Graduate Seminar on Self-Care

Today in #AntiAbleistComposition: This. A seminar on care for graduate students. This should be regular practice and counted toward degree requirements.

Tweet by @jesbattis on 9/19/2019 at 3:56pm that reads:

“I’m doing a seminar for grad students on self-care. For those who experience panic attacks & meltdowns & are willing to talk about them–what are your strategies for dealing these events? How can people help you? And how do you help yourself?”

Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/jesbattis/status/1174789271623876608?s=21.

Also thinking one that focuses on navigating university structures and how to utilize them to advocate would be helpful too.