Laurelton State Village was established in 1913 as the “Laurelton Village for Feeble-Minded Women of Childbearing Age.” Construction of the institution began in 1914, with the first cottage opening in 1917 with just 36 residents. The institution was the first of its kind, and aimed to detain, segregate, care for and train feeble-minded women of…Empty Halls Of Pennsylvania’s Laurelton State Village Hospital — Architectural Afterlife
Today’s #AntiAbleistComposition feature is “Cripping Neutrality: Student Resistance, Pedagogical Audiences, and Teachers’ Accommodations” by Ai Binh T. Ho, Stephanie L. Kerschbaum, Rebecca Sanchez, and Melanie Yergeau.
Today’s featured praxis article is “Precarious Spaces, Institutional Places” by T. Passwater, published in the 41st issue of Composition Forum, an open-access rhetoric and composition journal.
From the article:
“When policies harm our students, we need to be showing up in those meetings, when they are inevitably enacted we need to find work-arounds or exploitations. When students are already mobilizing to support causes or their own survival, vulnerability demands we show up—perhaps even turn that work into part of the course: are they generating materials for their survival. Can protests, hearings, and community building not generate the kind of rhetorical awareness that we often seek to develop?”
Today’s #AntiAbleistComposition feature is the recently published essay “Embracing Wildcard Sources: Information Literacy in the Age of Internet Health” by Sarah Ann Singer. The essay is published as part of the 82nd volume and second issue of the College English journal.
Sarah Ann Singer is an assistant professor at University of Central Florida, where she teaches courses in the Technical Communication program. Her research investigates applied scientific and medical communication, digital media, and the medical/health humanities, and her work has appeared in Technical Communication Quarterly, Peitho, and Journal of Medical Humanities. She is working on a book about patient empowerment rhetoric and contested illnesses.