116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing as Stagecraft, Writing as Performance

Session Chair: 
Shefali Rajamannar, University of Southern California
Session 9: Sunday 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Miller Hall 152


  1. Norah Ashe-McNalley, University of Southern California, Nathalie Joseph, University of Southern California
    Open themes built into assignment design allow professors to address students from a wide-range of disciplines.  Leading a productive discussion is about inviting them to join the conversation; the theatricality of teaching is best understood not as a monologue performance by the professor, but rather the grittier and riskier act of stand-up or improvisation.
  2. Ljiljana Coklin, University of California, Santa Barbara
    How can reframing a classroom as a public forum create possibilities of transfer between the theoretical academic setting and the realities of good citizenship beyond campus?
  3. Moberley Luger, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Presentation skills are essential for success in university and the workforce, yet research shows that students often struggle with them. As organizer of a student conference at my institution (and writing instructor), I help a self-selecting group to succeed at performing the role of the scholar. My research seeks to better understand, and to build on, their success. I ask: what are the challenges and rewards of student conference presentations? And how can we transfer the rewards into classrooms where they can be reaped by a wider range of students?
Session Cancelled: