The fields of Rhetoric and Writing Studies have neglected to pay attention to the writing and theory of women of color feminist (WOCF) writers. Writing and Rhetorical scholarship has inadvertently promoted a progress narrative that connects progress in the field with capitalist progress and marginalizes non-white, non-capitalist, non-normative ways of knowing. Many WOCF writers have built theory about central concepts within Rhetoric and Writing Studies, and these disciplines stand to benefit greatly, in terms of theory, practice, and pedagogy, from paying attention to the work that has been done by WOCF writers on the following issues: embodiment, affect, memory, identification, and geography. This project builds on the theory of many of these writers by identifying a kind of writing practice I have termed "critical embodied writing".
University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation. December 2016. Major: Scientific and Technical Communication. Advisor: Thomas Reynolds. 1 computer file (PDF); iii, 190 pages.
Breaking out of the Ghetto: The Theory and Practice of Using Critical Embodied Writing to Build Inclusive Spaces of Identification and Alternative Notions of Progress in Writing Studies.
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