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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Panel #1

9:30–11:00 am Pearce Center

Coffee and refreshments will be available.

Lindsay Stinson
Radford University
“Digital Rhetoric Across the Curriculum: Merging Language and Writing Studies, Computer Science, and Business”

Trenton Judson
Jarvis Christian College
“The Need for Creative Rhetorical Space”

Shawna Guenther
Dalhousie University
“Reality in the Margins, Pseudo-Reality in the Main Frame: Steven Hall’s The Raw Shark Texts”

Two hour break for lunch.

Panel #2

1–2:30 pm Pearce Center

Caleb Milligan
University of Florida
“Narrating Within and Playing Out the Network in The Stanley Parable

Madison Jones
University of Florida
“Digital Ghost Bikes: Hypermedia in Public Advocacy Rhetorics”

A.D. Carson
Clemson University
"On Listening & Responding To Knowledge Produced Through Performances Of Rap Lyrics & Hip-Hop Culture"


3 pm Watt Center Auditorium

Dr. Sidney Dobrin
“IRL: Space, Augmentation, and the Digital Now”
Digital technologies may not instigate fundamental changes to space and/or time, but they certainly transform our perceptions of and interactions with space and time to the degree that our realities depict elemental change. This talk will consider how digital augmentation enhances the human experience of space.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Panel #3

10 am–12 pm Academic Success Center 313

Coffee and refreshments will be available.

Grant Glass
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Four Words: The Role of Theory in Digital Humanities”

Suzanne Brown
Central Michigan University
“The Rhetoric of Influence: How Mommy Blogging Legitimizes a Marginalized Population of Stay-At-Home Moms”

Chelsea Thomas
Coastal Carolina University
“Why We Reach for our Phones: Smartphone Usage and Gratifications”

Drew Stowe
Clemson University
“A Cynical Audience: Lance Armstrong’s Efforts to Save Face”

Full lunch will be provided afterwards at the Pearce Center.


1:30–4:30 pm Pearce Center Conference Room

Trace Innovative Initiative: A Workshop
Hosted by Dr. Sidney Dobrin