2012 Conference Schedule

Session Time: Saturday Session E: 8:30-9:45

Excavating Feminist Futures

Room: Tompkins 129 Session Time: Saturday Session E: 8:30-9:45 Session Type: ConstrucTEXT

In the move from the printed page to performance, live individuals re-presenting the words of feminist theorists in the context of my original prose, emphasizes the relevance of the body in feminist theory. An accompanying digital piece provides a literal grounding for the spoken words, reinforcing and reinscribing the non-discursive affective elements of feminism, namely the relevance of spirituality to feminist practice.

Tags: Digital Scholarship, Gender, Social Action

Session Time: Saturday Session F: 10:00-11:15

Constructing Queer Digital Spaces: An Overview, a History, a Future

Room: Tompkins 126 Session Time: Saturday Session F: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Featured Session

In 2002, Jonathan Alexander and Will began soliciting manuscripts for the first queer-focused special issue of Computers & Composition. Despite a smattering of essays addressing queer issues and digital composition, the topic had not been addressed in any substantial way. The resulting issue, *sexualities, technologies, and the teaching of writing,* opened new avenues for scholars, highlighting the complex intersections of sex/sexuality and technologies, from issues of representation in digital environments to to the promises and possibilities for such work in the classroom. Ten years later, our field has exploded with a new generation of young queer scholars who are pushing the boundaries queer scholarship and technology studies.  In this featured session, Jonathan and Will explore this "queer turn" in computers and writing scholarship and use video interviews with emerging researchers to highlight a future for our scholarship.

Tags: Digital Scholarship, Gender, Social Action

Session Time: Sunday Session J: 10:30-11:45

Writing of the Body: Digital Tools and the Transformation of Hegemonic Spaces

Room: Tompkins 123 Session Time: Sunday Session J: 10:30-11:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel will focus on how the relationship between marginalized groups and media in the past as well as in the present can both construct and constrain identities and language. 

Speaker 1: Women, Font, and the Battle for Clarity
Speaker 2: Writing Our Way(s): (Re)Negotiating Native American Identities Through/With Technology
Speaker 3: Beyond Word: Spelling and Grammar Technologies in Networked Environments

Tags: Gender, Identity, Race