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Saturday, October 21st
11:15 AM

"A Fraud in a Field of Language": Creative Authorship as Collaboration with the World

Erin Slaughter, Nashville State Community College

Olscamp 201: Rhetoric of Collaboration

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

This presentation will explore ways writers collaborate through their interactions with other people, the environment, and social media. It will then argue for expanding the definition of “reading” to one that moves beyond text and language, and encompasses any experience in an author’s life that inspires writing, giving us reason to interrogate, and perhaps redefine, the role of authorship itself.

Historic Harlotry: A Revealing Look at How a Museum Partnership Prompted Prostitution Research for Racy Rhetorical Analysis

Joy Brown, University of Findlay

Olscamp 201: Rhetoric of Collaboration

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Findlay, Ohio’s Victorian “houses of ill fame” and their residents were compelling subjects for a University of Findlay graduate project conducted in collaboration with the Hancock Historical Museum. Research indicates the women’s economic contributions during the city’s oil and gas boom years factored heavily into the municipality’s early growth.

Medical Engagement: Rhetorical Situations in Nurse Education, Narrative Therapy, and Telemental Health

Yvonne R. Lee, Kent State University - Kent Campus
Sommer Marie Sterud, Kent State University - Kent Campus
Dawn M. Mellinger, Kent State University - Kent Campus

Olscamp 203

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

This panel offers research and theory focusing on diversity, co-authorship, and ethical considerations in the medical health field. Speakers present views on rhetorically situated medical documents as they engage with language in nurse education and mental health care. Interactive audience participation using Poll Everywhere technology is encouraged during the presentation.

Yvonne, Sommer, and Dawn met last year as all three began their doctoral journey. After entering the same cohort of the LRSP program at KSU, these three women have spent the last year commiserating, collaborating, and cultivating a friendship that is sure to last beyond the bounds of the program.

#SoMuchGood: When the Rhetoric of a Fandom Builds a Community

Darlene Johnston, Bowling Green State University
Milena Velez, University of Findlay

Olscamp 201: Rhetoric of Collaboration

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

When does the love for a book turn into a fandom, and how does that fandom grow into a community with its own set of guiding rules and shared morals and responsibilities? The presenters will discuss the rhetorical moves that occurred to create, maintain, and operate a community that was formed based on a Harry Potter fandom, a passion for running, and a drive to do #somuchgood, The Hogwarts Running Club.