Why Teaching Composition Virtually Presents New Possibilities for Rhetorical Exchange

Parts of this interview with Professor Cynthia Haynes, Director of Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design of Clemson University, also appeared within the Stony Brook University’s College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter, here. “There are people that I have met virtually and known ONLY virtually for over 25 years. Yet, I do not feel as ifContinue reading “Why Teaching Composition Virtually Presents New Possibilities for Rhetorical Exchange”

How Reading Contemporary Short Stories Creates Good and Empathetic Writers

This piece previously appeared in the spring 2020 volume of Expose: The Journal of Expository Writing at Purchase College. By Emily Sausen At the end of each semester, I share a New York Times op-ed titled “Don’t Turn Away From the Art of Life” with my College Writing students. In his plea for all of us toContinue reading “How Reading Contemporary Short Stories Creates Good and Empathetic Writers”

Sound Writing and Literary Affordances

This post was originally published on September 23, 2019 by pedagogyandamericanliterarystudies. Sonic Pasts and Literary Affordances When I teach Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From the Goon Squad (2010), I am visited by the resounding goons of our literary past. Aside from being a satire that explores the shift from digital to analog music in the late-twentieth century, Egan’s polyphonicContinue reading “Sound Writing and Literary Affordances”