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The Big Rhetorical Podcast (TBR) was conceptualized in the spring of 2018 at Illinois State University. This podcast is a digital platform for scholars of rhetoric and composition, as well as other disciplines, to talk about relevant scholarship within the field while engaging in a lively, academic dialogue. Charles Woods has taken over primary responsibility for TBR Podcast.

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The Big Rhetorical Podcast (TBR) was conceptualized in the spring of 2018 at Illinois State University. This podcast is a digital platform for scholars of rhetoric and composition, as well as other disciplines, to talk about relevant scholarship within the field while engaging in a lively, academic dialogue. Charles Woods has taken over primary responsibility for TBR Podcast.

    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 42: Keystone Perspectives: Dr. Samantha Blackmon/NYMG

    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 42: Keystone Perspectives: Dr. Samantha Blackmon/NYMG

    In the season two finale of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks with Dr. Samantha Blackmon, Professor at Purdue University and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Not Your Mama's Gamer (NYMG), for the inaugural Keystone Perspectives: A Capstone Podcast. Samantha Blackmon (she/her) is a parent, gamer of more than 4 decades, and games researcher who studies rhetoric at the intersection of video games and identity politics. She loves playing games with her daughter and talking about games with anyone else who will listen or watch on stream (mixer.com/saffista). She is passionate about games and making the games community a more inclusive space. Samantha loves video games, books, crafting, and coffee, definitely coffee. She is also the co-founder of the Not Your Mama’s Gamer podcast and blog and the Editor-in-Chief of NYMG, a middle state Feminist Game Studies journal. Music for this episode contributed by Music contributed by: Silva de Alegria - Vuelve a la Luz; Silva de Alegria - Una Maana Dorada; Justin Hodges - Mellow Fellow; David Hilowitz - Equal Proportions; Ketsa - Slow Vibing. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast, visit our website thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.


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    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 41: CFSHRC

    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 41: CFSHRC

    In the forty-first episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles collaborates with members of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CFSHRC). From their website: "The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition fosters inquiry in feminist histories, theories, and pedagogies of rhetoric and composition. As a network of diverse teachers and scholars, the Coalition promotes intersectionality, collaboration, and communication in the following areas:  1. the advancement of feminist research and pedagogy across histories, locales, identities, materialities, and media; 2. the education and mentoring of feminist faculty and graduate students in scholarship, research methods, praxis, and the politics of the profession. The Coalition cultivates a dynamic, intellectually challenging, and professionally nurturing community. We welcome and sustain all who do feminist work, inclusive of all genders, sexualities, races, classes, nationalities, religions, abilities, and other identities, in their research and/or classrooms." Music for this episode contributed by: Silva de Alegria - Vuelve a la Luz; Silva de Alegria - Una Maana Dorada; Chad Crouch - Moonrise; Ketsa - The Stork; Justin Hodges - Mellow Fellow; David Hilowitz - Equal Proportions; Ketsa - Slow Vibing; Florian Decros - Sun Tan Lines. Visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com or reach out to us at thebigrhetorical@gmail.com


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    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 40: Dr. John R. Gallagher

    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 40: Dr. John R. Gallagher

    In the fortieth episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks with Dr. John R. Gallagher about his new book, "Update Culture and the Afterlife of Digital Writing." John R. Gallagher is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. He studies interfaces, digital rhetoric, participatory audiences, and technical communication. He has been published in Computers and Composition, enculturation, Rhetoric Review, Transformations, Technical Communication Quarterly, and Written Communication. His monograph, Update Culture and the Afterlife of Digital Writing, is available from Utah State University Press. He also co-edited a 77-chapter collection with Danielle Nicole DeVoss titled Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition. Music for this episode contributed by: Silva de Alegria - Vuelve a la Luz; Silva de Alegria - Una Maana Dorada; Chad Crouch - Moonrise; Ketsa - The Stork; Justin Hodges - Mellow Fellow.

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    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 39: Emerging Scholar Series: Noah Wilson

    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 39: Emerging Scholar Series: Noah Wilson

    In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles talks with Noah Wilson as a part of the Emerging Scholar Series. Noah Wilson is a PhD candidate in Syracuse University's Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program where he serves as a Teaching Assistant. Noah's teaching focuses on composition and rhetoric, digital humanities, and surveillance in addition to popular culture and antiracist pedagogy; his teaching often incorporates popular culture and intertextuality. His research focuses on the intersections between rhetorical theory and technology, notably the connections between ethos and the algorithmic technologies that power social media platforms. His dissertation project, "Algorithmic Dwelling: The Consequences of Ethos on Social Media Platforms," examines how a critical posthuman conception of ethos can help us to understand how technologies shape our information processing and community formation. In his free time, Noah enjoys spending time with his family, visiting local coffee shops, and watching horror films.


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    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 38: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Jonathan Osborne

    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 38: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Jonathan Osborne

    In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with Dr. Jonathan Osborne. Originally from Louisiana, Dr. Osborne moved to Maine after finishing his master’s degree at Tulane University to work in Multicultural Affairs at the University of New England. Currently, he is a newly minted Ph.D.  in the English Department at Northeastern University and a Diversity Fellow in the Writing Department at Ithaca College. His dissertation, titled “Difference within Difference: A Study of Modern Black Conservative Rhetoric” argues that scholars of African American rhetoric(s) neglect conservative political perspectives latent within the larger African American rhetorical tradition. Through his research he contends that Black conservative rhetoric contains several rhetorical techniques generally reserved for more mainstream means of persuasion, thus questioning the status of Black conservatives residing on the fringes of social consciousness and Black communities. This podcast features the music by Silva de Alegria - "Una Maana Dorada" and "Vuelve a la"; Florian Decros - "Sun Tan Lines"; and Justin Hodges - "Mellow Fellow."

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    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 37: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Sarah Young

    The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 37: Emerging Scholar Series: Dr. Sarah Young

    In the newest episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast, Charles chats with Sarah Young as a part of the Emerging Scholar Series. Sarah is a LEaDing Fellows Postdoc (Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Programme) in the Media, Algorithms, Privacy & Surveillance (MAPS) group in the Media & Communications department at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She studies digital surveillance, predictive investigations, rhetoric, and technical communication. In this episode, Charles and Sarah discuss her time as a field agent, graduate school at Arizona State, and her new role at Erasmus University Rotterdam.


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    • 55 min

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