This introduction discusses a shared through line across these chapters: making our work come to matter by attending to the consequences, values, and methodologies we use to materialize our work.
This essay explores how visual rhetoric scholars can contribute to contemporary hate tracking efforts by inventing data activist tools to trace the recent surge of swastikas surfacing in the United States.
This article brings attention to the various racist discourses that exist within the United States, while challenging individuals to fight against these racist practices in a variety of ways, but especially in the writing classroom.
This chapter provides one example of how we in Writing Studies make our work come to matter by examining both the consequentiality of the work we value and the ways we materialize that work.
Contrasting two models of development and discourse around a lifespan case study of one biologist’s becoming, I argue that which account we work from matters theoretically, methodologically, pedagogically, ethically, and politically.
This webtext perseverates on the following premise: The rhizome is neuroqueer. In particular, this chapter examines what wandering, invention, and errancy might mean for neuroqueer rhetorics.
This essay offers a speculative “think-practice” focusing on the question of 1970s lesbian separatism and queer utopias. The polyamorous embrace of queer time(s) questions old ideas of Subjectivity in the service of ethical entanglement with others, and pushes toward a complicated dis/identification with lesbians before me.
What does it mean to consider ourselves as human rights activists within a transnational framework? What does our field offer to such work? Through my work with Syrians for Truth and Justice I attempt to address these questions.
Kirsch argues that it takes courage, heart, passion, and commitment to make our work matter in challenging times when civil rights and environmental protections are under attack. She aims to strike a balance between caution and optimism, introspection and activism.
These response essays read across the primary webtexts to question, extend, and re-vision the themes and webtexts themselves.
- Danner: Becoming Data
- Day: On Trauma and Safety
- Gordon: Transformation and Agency in Activist Scholarship
- Hilberg: Bringing Racism to Matter
- Mathis: Matters in Digital Texts and Archives
- Ray: Disability in Rhetoric and Composition Research
- Scheidler: Making Future Space
- Wysocki: The World Outside the (Web)Text