Category: News

Welcome New Editors!

Present Tense would like to welcome two new editors: our new Multimedia Editor Shreelina Ghosh and our new Review Editor Ryan Skinnell. Shreelina is an Assistant Professor at Gannon University and Ryan is currently Assistant Professor and Assistant Writing Program Administrator at San Jose State University. We’re thrilled that they have joined the Present Tense

Special Issue CFP!

Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society invites proposals that investigate, theorize, and/or analyze the rhetorical work of platforms. By platforms, we draw on Tarleton Gillespie to mean “sites and services that host public expression, store it on and serve it up from the cloud, organize access to it through search and recommendation, or install

Call for Applications: Multimedia Editor and Review Editor

Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society is currently looking to bring two new editors to our current editorial team: Multimedia Editor and Review Editor. Multimedia Editor: The Multimedia Editor serves as the chief decision-maker for the technical and stylistic use of video, audio, and other means of persuasive presentation. As a member of the editorial staff, this person

2017 CCCC Editors’ Roundtable

Present Tense will once again have a number of editors attending and presenting at the CCCC Annual Convention and the ATTW Annual Convention, this year in Portland, OR. Be on the lookout for Editors wearing Present Tense pins, stop by the CCCC Editors’ Roundtable, and feel free to ask us questions about the upcoming issue or about your

A Goodbye and Future Hellos

Present Tense is sad to announce that Allen Brizee is leaving his position as Review Editor. He will be pursuing new editing and publishing avenues, though wishes to continue the legacy of editorial work he began at Present Tense. On a related note, Present Tense will soon be issuing a call for new Editors, including Review Editor and

Award-Winning Annotated Bibliography!

Present Tense would like to congratulate Matthew B. Cox and Michael J. Faris for being accepted into The Best of the Independent Rhetoric & Composition Journals, 2015 (Parlor Press). Their annotated bibliography, “An Annotated Bibliography of LGBTQ Rhetorics,” was published in Vol. 4 Iss. 2. Congrats!

New Positions and a Goodbye

Present Tense is happy to announce that two of our Editors have found new academic homes this past year. Megan Schoen, our co-Managing Editor, is now an Assistant Professor at Oakland University, and Elizabeth Angeli, our Annotated Bibliography Editor, will be moving to Marquette University. We also say goodbye to Alexandra Hidalgo, our outgoing Multimedia Editor, as

Present Tense at 4Cs

Present Tense will once again have a number of editors attending and presenting at the CCCC Annual Convention and the ATTW Annual Convention, this year in Houston, TX. Be on the lookout for Editors wearing Present Tense pins and feel free to ask us questions about the upcoming issue or about your own submissions.

New Position for Editor

Present Tense is happy to announce that one of our Editors has started a tenure-track position this year. Don Unger, our Social Media Editor, is now an Assistant Professor of Professional Writing at St. Edward’s University.

Conference on Community Writing

If you’ll be at the Conference on Community Writing at the University of Colorado Boulder from October 15-17, say hi to Present Tense editors Allen Brizee and Don Unger. Allen will be speaking about his engaged scholarship initiatives in Baltimore, Maryland and Don will present on his work with 4C4Equality.

Special Issue Twitter Q&A

On August 27, 2015, Multimedia Editor Alexandra Hidalgo and Guest Editor Donnie Johnson Sackey discussed special issue 5.2 on race, rhetoric, and the state on Twitter. The Q&A has been curated with Storify below in hopes of continuing conversation on states’ questionable treatment of people of color until the issue’s release in late fall. See:

Welcome, Audrey Strohm!

We are excited to welcome intern Audrey Strohm to the team. An upcoming senior at Whitworth University, Audrey is an English major with a philosophy minor pursuing graduate studies in rhetoric and composition after graduation. Audrey will be working alongside Present Tense editors throughout summer 2015 as we move toward the publication of our special

More Award-Winning Articles!

Present Tense would like to congratulate David M. Rieder for being accepted into The Best of the Independent Rhetoric & Composition Journals, 2014 (Parlor Press). Rieder’s article, “From GUI to NUI: Microsoft’s Kinect and the Politics of the (Body as) Interface,” was published in Vol. 3 Iss. 1.

Welcome, Shannon Wagner!

We welcome our first intern, Shannon Wagner, to the team. A senior at Towson University, Shannon is an English major with a concentration in writing and a mass communications/advertising minor. Shannon is an active member in the Kappa Delta Sorority, and she enjoys writing creative essays and poetry. Shannon will be working with Present Tense

4Cs and ATTW

Present Tense editors will be at the upcoming CCCC and ATTW conferences in Tampa, FL. We’re always happy to talk about possible submissions or ideas for articles. Look for editors wearing brightly colored Present Tense pins!
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