Camp Rhetoric 2019 Program

Camp Rhetoric Schedule 

Overview of Events

Friday, March 29th:
4:00 Optional Event: Social Thought Program featuring Dr. Jeffrey K. Olick I Carnegie 113
5:00 Optional Event: Serial Podcasts Year inside the Court House| 100 Thomas
7:00 Dinner with AEIR | India Pavilion

Saturday, March 30
7:30 Registration & Breakfast Meet and Greet | Burrowes 130 & 102
8:30 Works-in-Progress Presentations| Burrowes & Sparks
9:45 Works-in-Progress Presentations | Burrowes & Sparks
11:00 Thematic Discussions | Burrowes & Sparks
12:00 Lunch Break | On your own
1:15 Keynote Address | Library East 102
2:45 Works-in-Progress Presentations | Burrowes & Sparks
4:00 Thematic Discussions | Burrowes & Sparks

About Saturday’s concurrent panels:
Works-in-Progress Presentations feature brief overviews of graduate students’ projects, followed by feedback from a faculty respondent and discussion with all participants.
In Thematic Discussions, facilitators spark a dialogue about a specific method or methodology for rhetorical study, inviting all participants to join the conversation.

Session Details

Works-in-Progress Presentations

Session 1A | Sparks 124
Respondent: Dr. Stuart Selber, Penn State
Ben Firgens, Penn State, Reading Memory’s Futures: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Multidirectionality of Public Time
William Goyland, UMass, “Her Blood is on Your Hands, And you can go to Hell”: Blame, frame, and the politics of responsibility in #HeatherHeyer
Lucas Joshua Hann, Syracuse, The “How” of White Supremacy: Narrative Identification and White Victimhood

Session 1B | Burrowes 102
Respondent: Dr. Cheryl Glenn, Penn State
CP Moreau, Carnegie Mellon, Cicero’s Probabilitas and its Legacy Embodying a Pragmatic Rhetorical Epistemology
Madison Pollino, West Chester, (Mis)Representations of Sexual Violence: The Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford Testimonies
Marguerite Nguyen Lehman, Penn State, The transgender people that you know of letting you know of the ones you don’t: Privycy as rhetorical strategy

Works-in-Progress Presentations

Session 2A | Sparks 124
Respondent: Dr. Rosa Eberly, Penn State
Matthew Paul Salzano, UMD, Queering Student Protest: “Disparticipation”
Jess Batychenko, Pitt, Painting the Town: Street Art, Attunement, and the Aestheticization of the Urban Environment
Joshua Tyler Ratel-Khan, Syracuse, Calling-Out vs. Calling-In: Internal Rhetoric of Activist Counterpublics

Session 2B | Burrowes 102
Respondent: Dr. Ekaterina Haskins, Penn State
Rae Hillin, Syracuse, Technologies of Whiteness
Mariann Fant, Syracuse, I am I: Rain Dove’s Queer Disidentification in Non-Oppositional Politics
Jonathan Schumacher, West Chester, The Construction of G.O.A.T. : Sport Media’s Representation of Tom Brady

Session 2C | Burrowes 132
Respondent: Dr. Mary Stuckey, Penn State
Allison Niebauer, Penn State, The Rhetoric of Harm and Repair in Morgenthau’s Plan to Prevent World War III
Kade Goodchild, Syracuse, Spinning a Yarn: Ethotic Narratives and False Accusations of Sexual Assault
Daniel Thomas Libertz, Pitt, Building Statistical Frames: A Method for Studying the Circulation of Statistics

Thematic Discussions

Session 3A | Sparks 124
Autoethnography as a Resistant Method
Facilitator: Dr. A. Suresh Canagarajah, Penn State

Session 3B | Burrowes 102
Archival Research
Facilitator: Dr. Pamela VanHaitsma, Penn State

Session 3C | Burrowes 132
In Situ Rhetoric
Facilitators: Derek Lewis, Penn State

Foster Auditorium, Library East 102
Dr. Melanie Yergeau, University of Michigan
Tics, Stims, and Meltdowns: The Sensory-Friendly Phenomenon is My Rhetorical Frenemy

Works-in-Progress Presentations

Session 4A | Burrowes 102
Respondent: Dr. Michael Steudeman, Penn State
Jeff Nagel, Penn State, Ulysses S. Grant in the Southern Imaginary: Reputation, Memory, and the Lost Cause
Sarah Vick, UMD, Race and Gender in Student Reporting:
Civil Rights in Winston-Salem through the Lenses of Salem College, Winston-Salem State University, and Wake Forest University
Aya Hussein Farhat, UMD, Roe v. Wade, and the Rhetoric of Expert Institutions

Session 4B | Sparks 124
Respondent: Dr. Anne Demo, Penn State
Courtney Dreyer, Syracuse, A Sympathetic Witch: Affective Criticism of the Monstrous-Feminine in The Witch (2015)
Katie Bramlett, UMD, Dragon Ladies and Documentaries: Remembering Anna May Wong and Asian American Gendered Stereotypes in American Media
Graeme John Wilson, BGSU, Angry White Men: How Breaking Bad and the Walking Dead Predicted the Trumpian Zeitgeist

Session 4C | Sparks 309
Respondent: Dr. Jack Selzer, Penn State
Mai Ibrahim, NC State, Rhetoric of the Giza Pyramids
Johne Seabloom-Dunne, Penn State, Toy Soldiers: Practices
of Memory and Play in Avalon Hill’s Gettysburg Mikayla Torres, Syracuse, Morena Magic: Tracing the Lineage of the Bruja

Thematic Discussions

Session 5A | Sparks 124
Digital Media and Collaborative Writing
Facilitators: Dr. Ana Cooke, Penn State

Social Hour with AEIR following final panel: Location TBD

Camp Rhetoric CFP

Fellow Rhetoricians!

You are cordially invited to participate in Camp Rhetoric 2019, a graduate student-centered, inter-university and interdisciplinary conference on rhetoric, to convene in State College, Pennsylvania, on March 29 and 30, 2019.

Camp Rhetoric is the flagship event of the Arnold-Ebbitt Interdisciplinary Rhetoricians (AEIR) at Penn State. AEIR annually hosts graduate students and faculty from nearby universities for a day of fellowship and scholarship. This year, we plan to host scholars from more universities than ever before—from Colorado to Michigan, and from Maryland to Georgia! At Camp Rhetoric 2019, every graduate student attendee will find a session—and sometimes several—that speaks to their interests: theory, method, criticism, composition studies, applied linguistics, technology, professionalization, and pedagogy will all be represented.

The theme for this year’s Camp Rhetoric is Embodied Reflections. While all rhetorical scholarship can find a place at Camp Rhetoric, we especially encourage submissions that engage questions of the body, embodiment, memory, visuality, and how these phenomena present or absent themselves from one another.

Our keynote address will be delivered by Melanie Yergeau, associate professor of English at the University of Michigan and author of Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness.

Below is a list of confirmed faculty participants.

Works-in-Progress Respondents:
Ekaterina Haskins (Penn State University, CAS)
Mary Stuckey (Penn State University, CAS)
Michael Steudeman (Penn State University, CAS)
Stuart Selber (Penn State University, English)
Anne Demo (Penn State University, CAS)
Cheryl Glenn (Penn State University, English)
Jack Selzer (Penn State University, English)
Rosa Eberly (Penn State University, CAS)

Special Discussion Sessions on Research Methodologies:
Suresh Canagarajah, (Penn State, English)
Pamela VanHaitsma (Penn State, CAS)
Ana Cooke (Penn State, English)