HTLab: Writing With Our Bodies
Diversity, Embodiment, and Technology in the Humanities
Writing With Our Bodies: Diversity, Embodiment, and Technology in the Humanities Classroom
Friday, November 20, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. On
Google Meet (Closed Captioning Available)
How can a focus on bodies inform new, culturally-informed approaches to composition in the humanities classroom?
Diverse modes of communication affect different bodies in many different ways. However, bodies, in turn, influence the potentiality of multimodal technologies by inviting us to uncover new ways of engaging with everyday tools and texts.
In this virtual HT Lab,Dr. Christina V. Cedillo, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Houston—Clear Lake, discusses relationships between bodies, writing, and multimodal tools. Questions of material and critical access to technology are always important, but especially now as we contend with the effects of COVID-19. How can we adapt technologies so that they work for and matter to us?
In this HT Lab, participants will learn to
Design assignments that challenge static notions of “the body.”
Find culturally-informed and culturally-sustaining applications for everyday digital media like music, video, and blogs.
Use concepts like remix and remediation to advance a more inclusive view of multimodality and embodied composing.
Registration is required to attend this HT Lab. Please register by Wednesday, November 18.
Questions? Contact Ally Kocerhan, Inclusion Imperative Associate: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend, but would like to access a recording of the workshop, please contact Ally Kocerhan.
Dr. Christina V. Cedillo is Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Her research examines embodied rhetorics and rhetorics of embodiment at the intersections of race, gender, and disability, and highlights these identities in the creation of critical inclusive pedagogies. Her work has appeared in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, College Composition & Communication, Feminist Studies in Religion, Argumentation and Advocacy and others. She is also a co-founder and lead editor of the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, an online, open-access venue dedicated to the study of multimodality in everyday life, particularly among marginalized communities and in commonplace contexts.