Thoughts on a Quote: WPA and Disability – Part the III

This type of post is where I take out and focus on a specific quote that stuck out to me and I want to think about it.  I will have the full quote along with the quote broken up into parts so I can focus on them in the thoughts part. Citation McLeod, Susan and... Continue Reading →

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Writing Program Administration and Disability – Part the II: Summary and Thoughts on Amy Vidali’s “Disabling Writing Program Administration”

I really need to start making shorter titles.  I had a poresentation that I did in December that was called, "Autoethnographies: Confronting and Subverting the Neurotypical Bias in First Year Composition Classrooms."  Yeah, I think they ended up cutting off the words after Neurotypical bias.  But, alas, that doesn't really matter. So, this type of post will... Continue Reading →

Disability in Film

Trigger Warning: Death, suicide, and ableism. So, I am reading Jay Dolmage's book "Disability Rhetoric" right now and his first interchapter is about challenging the myths surrounding disability.  He discusses the idea of disability in film and that reminded me of the rage that surrounded the movie "Me Before You." ***Spoiler alert*** Me before You... Continue Reading →

War on Diabetes?

There's a rhetorical move (that I think can be characterized as a topois because of how widely it is used) that is often used when talking about various things disability.  In the article How a national food policy could save millions of lives, the authors use the phrase "war on type II diabetes."  The move... Continue Reading →

(enthy)memes

In Stephanie Vie's In defense of "slacktivism," she talks uses the theoretical framework of memetics.  Now, when I first heard about memes a few years ago (as in the rhetorical meme, meaning something that replicates itself using us like a movie quote, song, images, etc.), I couldn't help but think of enthymemes.  An enthymeme is... Continue Reading →

An Embodied Pedagogy

This week, I read an article on a professor who had his students write a story about a person of the opposite gender.  First, I would like to gently criticize (it may not be gentle, I just wanted to say that because I don't think I've ever said that before) the article.  The article maintains... Continue Reading →

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