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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. The Big Rhetorical Podcast is hosted by Charles Woods.

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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. The Big Rhetorical Podcast is hosted by Charles Woods.

    Episode 72: Dr. Brian Gaines (Keystone Perspectives)

    Episode 72: Dr. Brian Gaines (Keystone Perspectives)

    The Season 4 Finale features Dr. Brian Gaines as a part of the Keystone Perspectives: A Capstone Podcast series. Brian Gaines is a designer, writer, and the Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he teaches a variety of Media and Professional and technical Writing courses, including Writing and Digital Media. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Brian graduated from Clemson University’s interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID) PhD program where he was the last graduate student of the “Bad Boy of Rhetoric,” Victor Vitanza. His research interests reside at the nexus of visual rhetoric, surveillance studies, détournement, and hauntology. His work has appeared in Textshop Experiments, Sweetland DRC, and Parlor Press, among others. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit our website thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com. 


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    Episode 71: Anna Zeemont (Emerging Scholar Series)

    Episode 71: Anna Zeemont (Emerging Scholar Series)

    Episode 71 features a discussion with Anna Zeemont as a part of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Emerging Scholar Series. Anna Zeemont is a PhD candidate in English at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center concentrating in Composition-Rhetoric and American Studies. She’s currently a Dissertation Fellow at the Gittell Urban Studies Collective, a fellow with CUNY’s New Media Lab, and a consultant at Baruch College’s Writing Center. Anna’sresearch draws on queer-feminist decolonial and abolitionist frameworks to interrogate the politics and movement of literacy across educational institutions and urban geographies. Other interests include multimodal pedagogies and rhetorics “critical university studies” archival methodologies and science and technology studies.For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.


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    Episode 70: Dr. Cara Messina (Emerging Scholar Series)

    Episode 70: Dr. Cara Messina (Emerging Scholar Series)

    Episode 70 features Dr. Cara Marta Messina as a part of our Emerging Scholar Series. Dr. Cara Marta Messina recently received her PhD from Northeastern University English Department focusing on Writing & Rhetoric. Her digital dissertation, "The Critical Fan Toolkit: Fanfiction Genres, Ideologies, and Pedagogies," (http://www.criticalfantoolkit.org/) explores critical fanfiction writing practices, critical fan authors' processes, and their pedagogical values inside and outside traditional classrooms. She received the 2019 Kairos Graduate Student Teaching Award. Starting in Fall 2021, Cara will be an Assistant Professor of English, in Professional Writing, at Jacksonville State University. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.


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    Episode 69: Alex Hanson (Emerging Scholar Series)

    Episode 69: Alex Hanson (Emerging Scholar Series)

    (Alex Hanson (she/her/hers) is a currently a PhD candidate in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric at Syracuse University. Her research interests include composition pedagogy, WPA, institutional rhetoric, language politics, and feminist rhetorics. Her dissertation project, “Not Appropriate for Children: A Look at the Composition Practices and Rhetorical Strategies of Single Moms in Academia” explores how single moms’ parental identities shape their composition work, as well as how they navigate academia.


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    Episode 68: Dr. Whitney Jordan Adams (Emerging Scholar Series)

    Episode 68: Dr. Whitney Jordan Adams (Emerging Scholar Series)

    Episode 68 features Dr. Whitney Jordan Adams join the The Big Rhetorical Podcast parlor as part of the Emerging Scholar Series. Whitney Jordan Adams  is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. She is a 2020 PhD graduate from Clemson University’s interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program. Her dissertation, “A Rhetoric of Resentment: Dismantling White Supremacy Through Definition, Scholarship, and Action,” examines the role of resentment in white supremacy, and how this rhetoric can be dismantled not only through scholarship, but also through positive pedagogical disturbance, rhetorical listening, and action in the classroom and community. At Berry, Whitney is invested in diversity and equity initiatives, and will be teaching a class in Spring 2021 where Berry students will be reading, writing, and engaging in rhetoric for social change. Whitney has also taught at the Université de Versailles in Versailles, France, and at the Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, China. In her free time, Whitney enjoys playing golf and traveling. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit our website thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.


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    Episode 67: Dr. William Duffy

    Episode 67: Dr. William Duffy

    Dr. William Duffy joins The Big Rhetorical Podcast to discuss his new book, "Beyond Conversation: Collaboration and the Production of Writing." Dr. William Duffy is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication Program at the University of Memphis. His scholarship has been published in Rhetoric Review,  Composition Studies, College English, and Present Tense, as well as in various edited collections. His new book Beyond Conversation: Collaboration and the Production of Writing is available now from Utah State University Press.


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