Association of Rhetoric and Writing Conference Proposal

Here's the proposal I've submitted to the Association of Rhetoric and Writing conference in October to be held in Austin, Texas. Crossing my fingers that I'll get in! The Activist UnEssay: Assessing, Deliberating, Responding Jacob Richter Clemson University         Since the inception of the university, instructors of rhetoric and writing have historically … Continue reading Association of Rhetoric and Writing Conference Proposal

*Podcast Alert*- Introducing 21st Century Sophist

I'm making a podcast! 21st Century Sophist is a rhetoric and writing podcast produced and featuring Jacob Richter, RCID PhD student at Clemson University. In our inaugural episode, we explore how teaching circles in university writing programs can empower collaborative leadership capabilities and improve writing instruction and student learning. Future episodes will feature interviews, discussions, … Continue reading *Podcast Alert*- Introducing 21st Century Sophist

The Algorithm’s HR Complaint

       The recent surge of interest in “machinic rhetorics” within rhetoric and communication fields has contributed to renewed attention being applied to algorithms as acting agents (or in Gregory Ulmer’s vocabulary, egents) within digital rhetorical ecologies. Largely fueled by increased focus on application and practice of buzzwords associated with new materialism, object-oriented ontology, … Continue reading The Algorithm’s HR Complaint

NeMLA 2018: “Putting it in Writing”

I had the opportunity over the weekend to present on an outstanding panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh, PA titled Building a Better University: Creating A Culture of Collaboration. My presentation, "Putting it in Writing: Teaching Circles and Institutional Return on Investment," tackles how scheduled, officially-sanctioned meetings between writing program stakeholders … Continue reading NeMLA 2018: “Putting it in Writing”

Teacher Roles In Student Protests: When Passivity Becomes Rhetorical Action

Teacher Roles in Student Protests: When Passivity Becomes Rhetorical Action       It’s spring break for my students and I in upstate New York, which means lots of snow, cancelled flights, undrivable roads and plenty of cancelled plans. It means there’s plenty of time for grading (and for procrastinating), and there’s plenty of time … Continue reading Teacher Roles In Student Protests: When Passivity Becomes Rhetorical Action

Writing Matters V (2018)- “Writing With Mirrors”

I spent Saturday writing and working with the Seven Valleys Writing Project and its members at Writing Matters V. This year's theme, Creating a Culture of Writers, was particularly attractive to me as I continue to pursue a career working within English and Writing departments within academia, and obviously as I prepare and construct pedagogies … Continue reading Writing Matters V (2018)- “Writing With Mirrors”


Part I of this post can be found here (I'd recommend starting there for a theoretical background on the issues discussed in this project). The UnEssays composed by CPN-100-03 can be found here. The assignment prompt I assigned is located here.          For concrete examples of the conclusions that can be drawn from this … Continue reading STAND UP!- THEORIZING THE ACTIVIST UNESSAY, PT. II