Cultural Rhetoric Speaker Series

St. John’s College Presents:

A Cultural Rhetoric Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 20th and Wednesday, 27th. This hybrid event will bring timely and leading-edge presentations from three dynamic and nationally recognized scholars of cultural rhetoric to our campus community via WebEx.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, St. Augustine Hall 404, 7-8:15 p.m. – Dr. Carmen Kynard

*Due to COVID the room is capped at 20 to allow for social distancing, seats will be given to those who register first for the in-person session. *

In-Person, Register here! Virtually, Register here!

Kynard is the Lillian Radford Chair in Rhetoric and Composition and Professor of English at Texas Christian University. Before TCU, she worked in English and Gender Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as well as English, Urban Education, and Critical Psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She interrogates race, Black feminisms, AfroDigital/African American cultures and languages, and the politics of schooling with an emphasis on composition and literacies studies. Kynard has taught high school with the New York City public schools/Coalition of Essential Schools, served as a writing program administrator, and worked as a teacher educator. Her award-winning book, Vernacular Insurrections: Race, Black Protest, and the New Century in Composition-Literacy Studies makes Black Freedom a 21st century literacy movement. Her current projects focus on young Black women in college, Black Feminist/Afrofuturist digital vernaculars, and AfroDigital Humanities learning.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, St. Augustine Hall 404, 2-3:15 p.m. – Dr. Tamika L. Carey

*Due to COVID the room is capped at 20 to allow for social distancing, seats will be given to those who register first for the in-person session. *

In-Person, Register here! Virtually, Register here!

Carey is an interdisciplinary scholar and teacher whose work focuses on African American Rhetorics and Literacies, Feminist Rhetorics, Black Women’s Writing and Intellectual Traditions, and the memoir. She is the author of Rhetorical Healing: The Reeducation of Contemporary Black Womanhood (SUNY 2016), a project that earned her the 2019 Inaugural Book Series Scholar Award by DBLAC. Her essays appear in venues such as Rhetoric Review, Enculturation, Signs, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly. She is currently an Associate Professor of English, Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and Donchian-Casteen Fellow in the Institute of Practical Ethics and Public Life at the University of Virginia.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, St. Augustine Hall 404, 7-8:15 p.m. – Dr. André Brock

*Due to COVID the room is capped at 20 to allow for social distancing, seats will be given to those who register first for the in-person session. *

In-Person, Register here! Virtually, Register here!

Brock is an associate professor of media studies at Georgia Tech University. His scholarship examines racial representations in social media, videogames, black women and weblogs, whiteness, and technoculture, including innovative and groundbreaking research on Black Twitter. His NYU Press book titled Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures was published in February 2020, offering insights to understanding Black everyday lives mediated by networked technologies.

 

Co-sponsored by the Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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