Rhetoric and Composition
- Find some informal biographies of famous feminists and activists!
- Visit the website of the Indigenous Women's Network.
- Visit the website of the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), which includes news and internship opportunities.
- Read the Chican@ epic poem "I am Joaquín" by Corky Gonzalez.
- Learn about the devastating Tulsa Race Riot, the effects of which are still felt today.
- The Immigration and Ethnic History Society and their journal, Journal of American Ethnic History.
- Find news and resources related to the DREAM ACT.
- Educators can learn about Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee syllabary, and find lesson plan ideas about subjunctive framing in the telling of history at this site designed by some of my former Advanced Composition for Teachers students for the course.
- Visit the website of the National Women's History Project.
- A link to the documentary Codes of Gender.
- A link to the Hispanic Resource Center here in Tulsa.
- Learn about the Librotraficantes who fight the removal of ethnic studies programs from school curricula.
- Twitter is a great resource for news on and by scholar/activists. I follow such figures as bell hooks, Sara Ahmed, Tony Diaz, and The Academic Activist. (Note: I don't know them personally, but I wish I did!)
- The Howard Zinn Education Project provides information, links, and lesson plans related to the study of history with the aim of providing more accurate stories than those usually found in "traditional" texts and courses.
- Articles by Henry Giroux, critical pedagogy theorist.
- Visit the site of the Freire Institute, designed for educators and activists
- Writing clearly using plain language that most people can understand shows respect for your audience and is a great way to practice inclusivity!
- College and graduate school can be stressful, putting a strain on students and their loved ones. Please remember that the first rule in being there for school (and for your students, in the case of those of you who are teachers) is practicing self-care. (Yes, that's a shout-out to Audre Lorde.) Know where to find mental health resources.
Rhetoric and Composition
- A fabulous Technorhetoric site designed by scholars in the fields of composition and disability studies that examines what we mean by "access" and "accessibility."
- A lot of useful information about writing and citation methods can be found on Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) site.
- Tips for those interested in technical writing via Stanford University.
- Brigham Young University's Silva rhetoricae provides valuable information, including a glossary of rhetorical terms, explanations of the various canons, and discussions of different styles of rhetoric.
- The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, featuring numerous entries about rhetoric.
- The Blogora, a blogging site featuring news items and stuff of interest posted by rhetoric scholars (hosted through the Rhetoric Society of America).
- Excellent tips and information useful to composition instructors and students alike by my friend and colleague Dr. Anne-Marie Womack.