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“Disability and Universal Design: A Primer”

This academic year, the Writing Institute will offer a series of workshops and talks on writers and Learn More >

Dr. Louis Maraj, Lecture: #BLM, Black Feminism, and the New Afrocentrism
Speaker: Louis Maraj, Assistant Professor, Department of English.
Coding Carnival: families can learn about coding and experience a taste of Brazilian carnival culture
Professor Lou Maraj, “It ain’t that deep”: Deep Rhetorical Ecologies & Para/Ontological Blackness”

PITT Composition Works-In-Progress. Introducing  Black or Right: Anti/Racist Campus Rhetorics Learn More >

Pedagogical Workshop: Derek Mueller "Reading Out of Bounds / Writing Off the Edge"
Dr. Carmen Kynard Lecture

Carmen Kynard is a Professor and the Lillian Radford Chair in Rhetoric and Composition and Professor Learn More >

Annual Composition Program End-of-the-Year Celebration

The Composition Program will celebrate the end of the year with talks from Professor and Charles Learn More >

Colloquium: Joseph Harris, "The Essay as Form in the Digital Age"

The Humanities Center will host a discussion with Joseph Harris, University of Delaware, about his Learn More >

A Conversation with Sondra Perl

Join us for a wide-ranging public and informal conversation on topics that may include the shape of Learn More >

Lecture: Sondra Perl, “Post-Holocaust Journeys: From the Teaching of Hate to a Pedagogy of Hope”

"Post-Holocaust Journeys: From the Teaching of Hate to a Pedagogy of Hope" will recount Perl’s Learn More >

Assignment Development & Design Roundtable

Designing writing assignments, and the accompanying instructions Learn More >

Nathaniel A. Rivers - "The ANT and the Frenchman: Tracing Rhetoric Through Bruno Latour"

Nathaniel A. Rivers is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Saint Louis University Learn More >

Workshop: Revision, Remediation, Iteration: Beyond "Drafting” for Composition Pedagogy
Chris Ivey - Pittsburgh Documentary Filmmaker

Filmmaker Chris Ivey speaks about his East of Liberty documentary, a project that began in Learn More >

"MIT Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory Approaches to Digital Storytelling" with D. Fox Harrell and Chong-U Lim

This hands-on digital storytelling workshop is open to all. There are Learn More >

"Interactive Narrative for Cultural Expression and Critique" with D. Fox Harrell

D. Fox Harrell's research explores the use of the computer for creative Learn More >

Digital Storytelling Series: Steph Ceraso and Steven Hammer

"Composing /with/ Noise" by Steven Hammer (St. Joseph's University) & "Sound Never Tasted So Learn More >

At the Feet of Rhetorica - Lecture by Debra Hawhee

Presented by the University of Pittsburgh Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America.

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International Students in English: Seniors Tell Their Stories

Jiaxu Ye (Nonfiction Writing), Minting Yu (Molecular Biology), Xichu Liu (Actuarial Mathematics), Learn More >

Digital Showcase

Explore the range of ways in which English students are using digital media, celebrate current Learn More >