Works In-Process

co-author, "Educators Partnering for Successful Student Transitions: A Multidisciplinary Campus Collaboration to Enhance College Readiness." Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries 

"Affective Confrontations: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's Feminist Ethos"

  • Revision of chapter from dissertation, "Mobilizing Affect: The Rhetoric and Circulation of Popular Political Satire News Shows"

  • In this article, I offer a rhetorical analysis of the political satire news show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. More specifically, I analyze the show's unique blending of humor and anger across several episodes to demonstrate how the show enacts a confrontational feminist ethos that promotes consciousness raising. From this analysis, I argue that the show models an embodied, affective rhetorical form of humor to criticize the inequities that dictate political norms.

Diane di Prima's Feminist Rhetoric: Interventions, Circulations, and Rewriting Beat History

  • Book proposal and sample chapter to be submitted to presses Spring 2022

  • In this book-length project, I recover Beat writer and activist Diane di Prima's feminist rhetoric. Drawing from feminist historiography, queer and feminist affect studies, and archival research, I analyze di Prima’s published memoirs and poems, personal correspondence, and unpublished manuscripts. From this analysis, I identify di Prima’s feminist rhetorical strategies, including her use of critical subjectivity to resist patriarchal and heteronormative gender conventions. I also explore di Prima's circulation of feminist rhetorics. This recovery broadens the history and resonance of Beat literature, while also offering a methodology for recovering the often-neglected rhetorical contributions of women to other literary and social movements. Furthermore, this project contributes to the longstanding tradition of feminist historiography in the field, as it works to expand and complicate what we identify as feminist rhetoric.

co-author, "The Women's Writing Pilgrimage: A WAC Program's Feminist Reflections." 

  • To be submitted to The WAC Journal, projected Fall 2022

  • Together, the authors share their experiences taking part in an inter-generational, community women's writing group sponsored by a WAC program at a 4-year, public institution. Based on their reflections and interviews with founding members, the authors argue for the value of WAC-sponsored community engagement initiatives like the women's writing group, highlighting the benefits for WAC programs and university and community stakeholders. 

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