Archive for Issue 2

Volume 3 Issue 2

Vol. 3.2: Inquiries on Injustice

“This current issue of Present Tense once again proves that vulnerable populations deserve our attention as we research, teach, and advocate in our constantly changing world. Specifically, Volume 3.2 brings together articles that attempt to critique unequal representations, highlight unjust situations, and expose unfair practices in the world today.”

Racist Visual Rhetoric and Images of Trayvon Martin

Lisa Lebduska

“racism is an ongoing discourse that both gives rise to and emerges from many rhetorical moments—it is a continuous force requiring continuous opposition. The discourses of racism are as much visual as they are textual and oral”

IFT Local 6456 on strike at UIC

Thinking Collectively about Academic Labor

This Rhetorical Life

Transgender*: The Rhetorical Landscape of a Term

K.J. Rawson, Cristan Williams

“We have written this article to intervene in the transgender coinage narrative and to more closely attend to the ways that knowledge is built among and between academic and non-academic communities.”

Hand holding a stethoscope

Embracing the Messy Business of Learning: Serving Multiple Stakeholders in a Technical Communication Internship

Michael J. Klein, Scott Lunsford, Cindy Chiarello

“we can prepare students for the complexities that arise in working with real-world clients by teaching them flexibility in approaching this type of work”

Work in progress

Program Review: Digital Composing and the Invention of a Program: Overcoming History and Starting Over, Part 1

Denise Tillery, Ed Nagelhout

“Our overarching assumption, one that carries through all principles and practices for curricular and program design, is that no one individual should be the center of the program.”

Liza Potts' Social Media in Disaster Response

Book Review: Potts’ Social Media in Disaster Response

John Jones

“the book advocates for experience architects to participate in the systems they build and to invite other participants to comment on the design of those systems, thus encouraging a greater fit between a design and implementation.”

James Ray Watkins' A Taste for Language

Book Review: Watkins’ A Taste for Language

Liberty Kohn

“Watkins contributes to social class theory by basing his revisionist history on non-English majors and by seeing our capital not in decline inside the university, but as a provider of developing forms of cultural capital outside the university.”

In Memoriam: Dr. Linda S. Bergmann

“We remember Linda’s legacy at Present Tense as we continue publishing scholarship that advocates the kind of positive change through pedagogy, community engagement, and research that Linda worked toward her whole life. Thank you, Linda, for enriching our lives.”