Hannah Taylor, Haley Swartz, Jacob Richter, and Mary McDermott published by Composition Forum

One RCID alum, one PhD candidate, and two RCID students were published in Composition Forum, Issue 50! Congratulations, Hannah, Haley, Jacob, and Mary! 

The four penned a program profile titled, “Rethinking the Rhet Comp PhD: An Interdisciplinary and Rhetoric-Centered Approach to Graduate Studies at Clemson University.” In the profile, they looked at how the RCID program allows a variety of pedagogies to emerge by analyzing some of the classes offered. 

As they write, “Increasingly, interdisciplinary programs are responding to the call for new and innovative approaches to composition studies. Programs like the University of Central Florida’s Text and Technology program and North Carolina State’s Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program are evidence of the need for universities to adopt these types of programs to meet student needs. Despite some of the structural challenges of the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the Rhetoric, Communication, and Information Design (RCID) program at Clemson University demonstrates how a creative and broad approach to coursework, research, and teaching can empower students to engage with composition in thoughtful and innovative ways.” 

Read the profile here


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