Class Plan, Field-forum-audience, Read-around

Considering the Field-Forum-Audience Analysis

Hello, all!

I’ve got a conflict tonight (a late in the day sequence of medical appointments) and so I’ve had to cancel class. Here’s how I want to keep us moving in my absence.

Discussion of Reading:

Let’s discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in its entirety next week. As you read, keep thinking on how this abuts your own interests, and the conversations of your area and/or discipline. (In class next week, we’ll do some research, locating scholarship related to this text, which we will read for the following week.)

Writing Projects: Online Discussion

Your read around is due tonight. (I’ve set the drop box to accept them as “on time” until 11:59 pm, so if you need a bit of extra time, you have some.)

Next week, your field-forum-audience analysis is due.

Here’s what I wrote in response to this assignment way-back-when, in the even that helps.

Let’s use the comments feature, below, to discuss this project? I’ll try to watch closely to answer your questions and help you think through this.

An idea: I’ve been wanting to encourage you to reach out to faculty who you might want to be on your committee or otherwise work with. THIS might be a great time to do so. Talking through the questions posed in the assignment with professionals already working in areas you share an interest in could be very generative!

6 thoughts on “Considering the Field-Forum-Audience Analysis”

  1. This might be a ridiculous request: I’m looking for a term or theory about how the arrangement of words on a page can add to/ reinforce the meaning of the text. Some form of semiotics maybe?
    Steps 1 & 2 are straightforward enough, but 3 is ever-receding 😦

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    1. That’s a great question! I’m not sure what it would be…. there’s probably something in composition, rhetorical history, AND semiotics regarding this. Let’s poke about and see if we can find it! The starting point is in your question: theories of arrangement. I’ll ask Dr. Busl and Dr. Bender when I see them in a few…. but you might also ask Dr. Brown and Dr. Fehler.

      Here’s a couple that might help?

      https://www.jstor.org/stable/1772040?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

      https://www.jstor.org/stable/294976?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

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      1. I’m emailing Dr. Brown right this second 😀 Synchronicity. I just finished my organizational map/notes and I’m going to run with your phrase “theories of arrangement”…precisely what I’ve been missing!

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  2. Dr. Lackey, how formal or scholarly our Field-Forum-Audience Analysis should be? Are there any guidelines regarding word limit and citing sources?

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