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  • Congratulations to Katharine Swenson!

    Congratulations to recent Certificate graduate Katharine Swenson, new freelance medical editor for Cardiotext, a Minneapolis-based publisher in cardiovascular medicine, where Katharine combines prior medical training with technical communication knowledge to provide substantive manuscript editing, content strategy, and author relationship management.

    April 1st, 2014
  • Reconstructing Oratorical Performance Space in Ancient Greece

    Graff IAS flyer

    April 22, 2014, 3:30pm
    Best Buy Theater, Northrop
    Richard Graff, Writing Studies & Literacy and Rhetorical Studies, U of M; 2013 IAS Residential Fellow

    April 1st, 2014
  • GPEA: Spring 2014

    Joe Moses and Ann Duin will be presenting at the Spring 2014 Graduate & Professional Education Assembly as part of the Digital Fair (1:00). And Ann will be presenting with Chris Cramer as part of the panel presentation at 2:15, and also at the breakout sessions.

    Wednesday, April 2 | 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Mississippi Room, Third Floor, Coffman Memorial Union

    March 28th, 2014
  • Working Closets: Navigating Rhetorics and Discourses of LGBTQ Professional Identities Inside a Corporate Workplace

    Please join us for a conversation with Matt Cox, March 14th, in Nolte 125 at 2pm.

    Event flyer

    Please join us March 14th at 2:00pm for this special event in our "Current Research in Writing Studies" series. Refreshments will be provided.

    Matt Cox joined the ECU Technical and Professional Communication faculty in summer 2012. He is currently in the initial stages of a book length project on LGBT professional identity as narrative practice within a Fortune 500 workplace. He is also working on an essay titled "A Queerness of Belonging," for the forthcoming edited collection Echoes of Home: Bringing Home to Work. He also has over 12 years of industry experience in software documentation and publishing for software and hardware user guides. He has worked extensively as a freelance editor and web content consultant. He remains active in the Queer Caucus of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (4C) and the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW).

    Matt holds his B.A. in English Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, his M.S. in Technical and Professional Writing from Utah State University, and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Writing and Cultural Rhetorics from Michigan State University. His primary Areas of research/and teaching expertise include: technical and professional writing, LGBT and queer rhetorics, cultural rhetorics and studies within professional writing, and studies in professionalization and identity as narrative.

    February 27th, 2014

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