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The Value of Career Nights for (English) Majors

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Call:  Spelman College English Club will be hosting Career Night on October 5. Response:  Perceptions of career planning at Liberal Arts colleges are a “major” problem. I posted the following article on LinkedIn.  The text of this article is copied… Continue Reading

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Customizable Syllabus for Wikis, Writing, and Wikipedia (An Honors First-Year Composition Course)

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Over the next few days, I will be publishing my course syllabi to the web. This semester, I am making strong attempts to widely circulate my teaching materials and communicate about how they unfold in practice. This particular syllabus is… Continue Reading

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SLAS 2016: Epistemologies of Ecstasy-A Synthesis of Parliament (P-Funk) and Aristotle’s Theories of Happiness and the Good

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On Saturday, I was slated to give a talk at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA).  I came down with a rather nasty stomach bug on Friday afternoon, however, and was out of commission all weekend.  Since… Continue Reading

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CAALL 2016: Scaling Digital Black Feminisms–A Critical Discussion about the Digital Labor of Representation

Call:  I recently participated in a discussion at the Celebrating African-American Languages and Literature Conference (Theme:  Race and Resistance) , and served as a panelist for the Cooper-DuBois Mentoring Program Note:  The Cooper-DuBois program is a new initiative designed to… Continue Reading

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Fall 2016 Syllabi: The Politics and Practices of a Usable Education

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This semester, my institutional and national contexts collided in such a way that I am finally able to teach the kind of meta-cognitive writing courses that I used to dream about years ago.  I’m currently being encouraged, by my department… Continue Reading

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ACS Symposium: Integrating Wikipedia [Reflections]

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Last month, me and Jamila Lyn–a Morehouse College English Instructor–organized and led a faculty development symposium that was funded by the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS).  We were pleased to welcome slightly more than a dozen on-site instructors and… Continue Reading

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RSA 2016 (Atlanta): Abstract, Presentation, and Bibliography

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Title: The Politics of Transparency and the Visual Rhetoric of Counter-Surveillance on PhotographyisNotaCrime.com Abstract:  Human communication is currently embedded in contexts of oceanic proportions of data, state-sponsored surveillance, dataveillance, and citizen-spy information warfare.  Thus, “big brother” and “big data” should be… Continue Reading

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CCCC 2016: Does Black Twitter Exist? The Technological Politics of Researching Race and Social Media

Does Black Twitter Exist?   The Technological Politics of Researching and Writing about Race and Social Media Composed by:  Dr. Alexandria Lockett Presented at:  CCCC 2016 (Houston, TX) Abstract:  Although “Black Twitter” has been acknowledged by some mainstream media outlets,… Continue Reading

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Call for Applications: Integrating Wikipedia in Writing-Intensive Courses at ACS Colleges

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Spring Syllabi and Style: Some Reflections about Critical Thinking and Writing

This semester I am teaching the following courses: English 193: Honors Composition  |  Homework Schedule English 300: Art of Writing  |  Homework Schedule English 384a: Rhetoric of Advertising  |  Homework Schedule One of the most interesting aspects of this set… Continue Reading