First, a word about help:
You’ll find the university Writing Center located in the lovely DeMille Hall. Details including hours of operation, how to prepare for an appointment and FAQ are available here: Writing Center.
Below is a list of specific class readings as well as background research that informed this inquiry. All class readings are provided via hyperlinks on the syllabus.
Adichi, Chimamanda Ngozi. “The danger of a single story.” TED Talks, TED Global, July, 2009. Web. Retrieved 2/1/17.
Alcoff, Linda Martín. “The Problem With Speaking For Others.” Originally published in Cultural Critique No. 20 (Winter, 1991-1992), pp. 5-32. Web. Retrieved 1/17/17.
Alexander, Kwame. “Kwame Alexander on Children’s Books and the Color of Characters.” New York Times, Aug. 26, 2016. Web. Retrieved Feb. 3, 2016.
Aristotle. “Rhetoric.” Trans. W. Rhys Roberts. The Internet Classics Archive. Web. Retrieved 1/17/17.
Association of Writers and Writing Programs. “The Best of the AWP Pedagogy Papers 2011.”
Atwan, Robert, ed. “Essayists on the Essay.” The Best American Essays, College Edition, Seventh Edition. Wadsworth Cengage Learning. pgs. 19-36.
Banaji, Mahzarin. “The Mind is a Difference-Seeking Machine.” Conversation with Krista Tippet. On Being, June 9, 2016.
Bascom, Tim. “Picturing the Personal Essay: A Visual Guide.” Creative Nonfiction, Issue 49, Summer, 2013.
Brorby, Taylor. “A Letter to a Godchild About Being Gay.” Chelsea Station, 9/10/2014.
Brown, Stacey Lynn and Oliver de la Paz. A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. Akron: The University of Akron Press, 2012.
Burke, Kenneth. “The Unending Conversation.” The Philosophy of Literary Form. Berkeley: UCP, 1973. 110-111. Print.
Collins, Gillie. “Sara Hendren: The Body Adaptive.” Guernica, Feb. 6, 2017. Web. Retrieved 2/1/17.
Comas, James, PhD. “The Question of Defining Rhetoric.” Resources in Rhetorical Studies, Jan. 2001.
De Leon, Jennifer. “The Borderlands of Language: Using Italics for ‘Foreign’ Words (Part 1). Ploughshares at Emerson College, August 27, 2012.
Diaz, Jaquira. “Beach City.” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. Issue 52, May, 2016.
Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives. Web.
Dungy, Camille. “Unwelcome in My Country, Unwelcome in My Church.” Literary Hub, 1/24/17. Web. Retrieved 1/31/17.
González, Rigoberto. “Rigoberto González grew up in a family of immigrant farmworkers. Now he writes award-winning books.” Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2017. Web. Retrieved 2/17/17.
Heller, Nathan. “The Big Uneasy: What’s roiling the liberal arts campus?” The New Yorker, May, 2016.
Hoffman, Madison. “Genderfuck.” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. Issue 49, May 2015. Web. Retrieved 2/3/17.
Jelloun, Tahar Ben. Trans. Alan Sheridan. The Sand Child. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Karimi, Robert Farid. “Songlines For Future Culturewalkers.” A Good Time For The Truth: Race in Minnesota. Ed. Sun Yung Shin. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016.
Kothari, Geeta. “If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I? The Kenyon Review, 1/1/1999, Vol. 21, Issue 1, p. 6-14.
Lambert, Sandra Gail. “Poster Children.” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. May 5, 2014.
Lenfield, Spencer. “Other Selves.” Nat. Brut, June 10, 2016.
Logan, Carolyn. Counterbalance: Gendered Perspectives for Writing and Language. Ontario: Broadview Press Ltd., 1997.
Martir, Vanessa. “Writers of Color: Your Voice Matters.” Kweli Journal, March 8, 2015.
Miranda, Deborah A. Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir. Berkeley: Heydey, 2014.
Nieto, Tomas. “I Am Conversation.” Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. Fall/Winter, 2015.
Older, Daniel José. “12 Fundamentals of Writing ‘The Other’ (And The Self).” Buzzfeed, Jan. 15, 2014.
Petrosino, Kiki. “Literacy Narrative.” Iowa Review, March 3, 2015. Web. Retrieved 1/7/17.
Pew Research Organization. “Top voting issues in 2016 election.” July 7, 2016. Web.
Philya, Deesha. “Saturday Rumpus Interview: Angela Flournoy.” The Rumpus, Feb. 13, 2016. Web. Retrieved 2/1/17.
Picardi, Phillip. “Being Gay in Trump’s America.” Teen Vogue, Feb. 13, 2017. Web. Retrieved 2/1/17.
Porter, James E. “Recovering Delivery for Digital Rhetoric.” Computers and Composition 26 (2009) 207-224. Web. Retrieved 1/17/17.
Ramsey, Francesca. “Why Does Privilege Make People So Angry?” Decoded | MTV News, 1/13/16. Web. Retrieved 2/1/17.
” ” “Is PC Culture Anti-Free Speech? Decoded | MTV News, 1/27/16. Web. Retrieved 2/1/17.
Rankine, Camille. “What’s in a Number?” Nat. Brut. August 22, 2015.
Rankine, Claudia and Beth Loffreda. “On Whiteness and The Racial Imaginary.” Literary Hub, April 9, 2015.
Richter, David A. Falling Into Theory: Conflicting Views on Reading Literature. New York: Bedford St. Martins, 2000.
Scarpa, Vincent. “I Go Back to Berryman’s.” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. Sept. 11, 2014.
Shin, Sun Yung. A Good Time For the Truth: Race in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016.
Siken, Richard. “Why,” poem and video by Richard Siken w/ music by Maria Dussard. YouTube, Feb. 14, 2015.
Smith, Patricia. “Skinhead.” YouTube, Aug. 28, 2010.
Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, 2nd Ed. London: Zed Books, 2012.
Tan, Amy. “Mother Tongues.” Best American Essays, Seventh College Edition, Ed. Robert Atwan. Boston: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Tombro, Melissa. Teaching Autoethnography in the Classroom. New York: Open SUNY Textbooks, 2015.
Toutonghi, Paul. “Last, Best Rodeo?” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. Sept. 3, 2011.
Wysocki, Anne F, Johnson Johnson-Eilola, Cynthia L. Selfe and Geoffrey Sirc. Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2004.