September 18 – 24 Weekly Roundup


Infographics Workshop

Rick Wysocki is leading a workshop on infographics Monday, Sept. 19th, at 1:00 p.m. in the MacLab (HUM 204). This workshop will offer tools and strategies for creating infographics, a genre of short-form, multimodal composing well-suited for presentations, digital circulation, and a number of other contexts. He will provide instruction in how, why, and for what purposes one might compose infographics, but the majority of the time will be devoted to hands-on practice.

Watson Volunteer Meeting

There is a meeting for those signed up and interested in volunteering for the Watson Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m. in HUM 300. Please put your name on this form ( if you are coming so we can get an accurate food count. Additionally, there is space to place your name if you are unable to attend but would like information about volunteering for the Watson.

EGO Networking Workshop

In early October, right before the Watson Conference, we’d like to get folks together to talk and practice networking strategies. How do you get more comfortable introducing yourself to strangers? How do you figure out you who would like to meet and talk to? How do you set reasonable conference goals for yourself? During this workshop, we’ll talk about networking specifically for the Watson Conference (who our keynotes and attendees are, what mobility is, what the Watson is all about), in ways that will be helpful for newcomers as well those who attended our symposium or the last conference. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please follow this link to a Doodle poll to indicate your preferred date and time on the four days we have narrowed down to If you have questions about this workshop, contact Rachel Gramer at

Digital Media Research

Rick Wysocki is the digital media research assistant this year. He will have open hours in the Mac Lab (HUM 204) all semester to help Faculty, Graduate Students, and Students with multimodal and digital projects. His hours are Mondays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m. From Rick: “As mentioned above, I’m happy to help people across the university with their digital/multimodal projects. It is also a good thing for teachers to let their students know about if they need access to a computer or specifically to a Mac.”

Watson Conference

If you haven’t already, register for the Watson Conference today! The conference is free to UofL graduate students.


The GNAS Research Fund application form is available on the GNAS page (or you can access the form directly here). GNAS may award up to $100 to cover costs of research and conference participation. Applications are due by Monday, September 26, at 4 p.m.
The form has more extensive details, including who to contact for more information, but you are always welcome to contact your GNAS reps – Jessica Newman ( and Rick Wysocki ( – with any questions.



Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Dean of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Columbia University talk on “The Stuff of Theater”

  • Monday, October 10
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Chao Auditorium (in the basement of Ekstrom Library)

Discourse and Semiotics Work-in-Progress Workshop: “The Stories We Learn to Tell: New Teachers’ Narratives of Identity”

  • Friday, October 14
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Stephenson Hall 407
  • If you would like to witness and participate in a rhet/comp dissertation chapter in progress, this UofL Discourse and Semiotics Workshop is free, open to the public, and might show you a little bit of what’s behind the dissertation-writing curtain.

“Transforming Teacher Education: Reconfiguring the Academic Work” by Viv Ellis

  • Wednesday, October 19
  • 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Humanities 300
  • This event is devoted to a discussion with Viv of Transforming Teacher Education: Reconfiguring the Academic Work, available for purchase online and from the University of Louisville library as an e-book.This event is sponsored by the University of Louisville College of Education & Human Development’s Language, Literacy, Cultures, and Communities reading group and the Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Composition.

Thomas R. Watson Conference: Mobility Work in Composition: Translation, Migration, Transformation

  • Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22
  • All day
  • Bingham Humanities Building and Strickler Hall @ UofL

Deirdre Lynch, Harvard University talk on “Poems out of Place and Books Unbound”

  • Friday, November 4
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • HM 205

*Check out the Writing Center events calendar for upcoming writing events.

*Check out the PLAN Workshop series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.