Saturday, September 15, 2012
Fall Keynote Talk Features Perryman-Clark
The WMU English Department’s Scholarly Speakers Series
proudly presents our
Fall Keynote Lecture
Dr. Staci Perryman-Clark
"Rethinking Appropriateness and Inclusion:
Toward a Writing Programmatic Policy on Linguistic Diversity"
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Free and open to the public
Dr. Perryman-Clark is Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Writing, with specialties in English and Rhetoric and Writing Studies as well as African American Language and Pedagogy. Her forthcoming book (under contract with Peter Lang Publishing), Afrocentric Teacher-Research: Rethinking Appropriateness and Inclusion, is a qualitative empirically-based teacher-research study that examines the ways in which African American students and all students perform expository writing tasks using an Ebonics-based Rhetoric and Composition focused first-year writing curriculum. As such, her work focuses on creating culturally-relevant pedagogies and curricular designs to support all students' expository writing practices.