The department of Writing & Rhetoric, part of the Harrington School of Communication and Media, is a particularly exciting place to be. The Writing half of our name emphasizes the finer points of process, craft, and delivery, offering multiple opportunities for practice, feedback, and guidance. The Rhetoric half stresses the always situational and often public nature of our work, be it professional, academic, or technical. Together, Writing & Rhetoric is writing that gets things done; it is writing with consequences. In all that we do - our teaching and learning, our research and scholarship, our outreach and service -- we balance these two important elements. Join us. We look forward to working with you.
Undergraduates in Caroline Gottschalk Druschke's fall 2012 hybrid sections of WRT 104 "Currents, Coastlines, and Quahogs" composed coastal profiles for their first writing project to share their favorite coastal locations with the rest of the world. You can view the interactive Google map "Profiles of Rhode Island's Coast" featuring their profiles here...Learn More
Contextualizing writing and conveying its real world significance serves as an important goal for the Department of Writing & Rhetoric. Doing so often means moving student writing out of the classroom and increasing its visibility through a public audience. While this can be done by publishing via the web, the Cigar, and other traditional outlets, Professor Heather Johnson focuses on a different kind of publishing: she publishes her students work by projecting it on the side of the Oliver Watson House...Learn More
Please visit our announcements page for more details on the following news:
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Tim Amidon, who was recently selected as an Assistant Editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.
Professor Caroline Gottschalk Druschke was selected for a summer research position with the EPA's Atlantic Ecology Division in Narragansett. Caroline will be working with them this summer to study the barriers to and opportunities for restoration in the Woonasquatucket watershed in northern Rhode Island. She looks forward to sharing her experience and findings with the Harrington School Communicating Science Cluster in the fall.
Professor Libby Miles has been selected for a national team of curriculum developers/facilitators for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). "Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success" is a grant-funded project designed to help over 300 college and university librarians create projects to assess their impact on student learning.
Get to know graduating senior Shauntel Martin.
Get to know Sara Gilman during her junior year.
See more student profiles.
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New publications by Gavin Hurley, Tim Amidon,Jeremiah Dyehouse, Cathyrn Molloy, Kim Hensely Owens, Mike Pennell, and Joannah Portman Daley!
See a full list of recent Publications by our faculty and graduate students.