Heating Up the Oven: Cookies, Bubbles and a Slice of Instagram’s Pie

       The history of capitalism is the history of marketing; the history of marketing is the history of communication; and the history of communication is, in part, the history of humanity’s ability to deliver and reach audiences. The media infrastructures of the 19th and 20th centuries convinced advertisers that the best way to … Continue reading Heating Up the Oven: Cookies, Bubbles and a Slice of Instagram’s Pie

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

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

Stand Up!- Theorizing the Activist UnEssay, Pt. I

      A great deal of research in rhetoric, communication and composition in recent decades has attempted to bridge classrooms in higher education with deeper considerations of civic purpose, social activism and training for capable citizenship. However, these pushes toward community literacy and classroom advocacy have yet to fully consider the impact social web … Continue reading Stand Up!- Theorizing the Activist UnEssay, Pt. I

Writing With Mirrors: Reflecting On Goals and Choices in FYC

Here's a proposal I've prepared for a session at Writing Matters, a conference to be hosted at SUNY Cortland on March 18th 2018. *** Writing with Mirrors: Reflecting on Goals and Choices In FYC Jacob Richter       Student-writers benefit from sustained and deliberate reflection on not only the writing of professionals, but also … Continue reading Writing With Mirrors: Reflecting On Goals and Choices in FYC