Framing the US Presidential Election: Rhetorical Situations, New Media, and the Public
Institute for Writing Studies
Please join us on October 11, at 2:30 pm in the Institute for Writing Studies, for the next installment in the English Department Speaker Series. Our guest will be Matt Davis, Assistant Professor of English at University of Massachusetts Boston. Entitled “Framing the US Presidential Election: Rhetorical Situations, New Media, and the Public,” his talk investigates the manner in which students frame their understanding of, and engagement with, the 2012 presidential election. He looks at students’ use of three frames — rhetorical situation, new media, and the public– by examining work from an undergraduate course focused on this year’s election. His research interests focus on literacy, multimodal and multimedia texts, and the relationship of technology and composition.
Here’s the flyer: Matt Davis flyer (1)