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    POSTER INFORMATION

    University of Michigan, October 20-21, 2017

    A conference by LangRhet and in collaboration with the UM Initiative on Disability Studies, Institute for the Humanities, Rackham Graduate School, and English Language & Literature

    Keynote Speakers:

    Amy Vidali, “Disability and Textual Activism,” October 20, 5-7pm, Angell Hall, Room 3222

    Sami Schalk, “Disability in the American Girl Brand,” October 21, 12:45-2:15pm, North Quad 2435

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    NAVIGATION

    A. Schedule

    B. Call for Proposals

    C. Registration

    D. Hotels and Accommodations

    1. How do I get to and from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)?
    2. Hotels and Bus Routes
    3. Conference Location
    4. Hotels in South Ann Arbor
    5. Hotels Near Campus

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    A. SCHEDULE

    Friday October 20:

    5-7pm: Plenary I: Dr. Amy Vidali “Disability and Textual Activism”
    Talk followed by respondent panel with Melanie Yergeau, Stephanie Rosen, Sami Schalk, and Patricia Anderson. Facilitated by Anne Curzan. Reception to follow.

    Saturday October 21:

    8:30-9:00am: Registration and Breakfast (North Quad, Common area outside Room 1135)

    9:00-10:30: Panels

    North Quad 1175: Authoritative Voices: Navigating Power Dynamics in Online Spaces

    • Interrogating the Text from the Wrong Perspective, Rebekah Small, Michigan State University
    • Inequalities in Crowdsourced Knowledge: The Limits of Wikipedia’s Democracy, Andrew Moos, The University of Kansas
    • Negotiating Fan Identity Disclosure: Survey of Transformative Works and Cultures, Adrienne Raw, University of Michigan
    • Rhetorics of Space and Women in Online Gaming, Zebadiah Kraft, University of Alaska, Anchorage

    North Quad 1185: Recording Disability, Re-configuring Identity

    • Navigating the Affective Tensions in Disability Disclosure, Elizabeth Tacke, University of Michigan
    • Rhetoric, Embodiment, and Pathographies of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors: Languages to Understand Life at the Margins, Douglas Kidd, University of Toledo
    • Emergent Voices: Mental Health Discourses and the Podcasting Medium, Shannon Walton, University of Michigan
    • “A Healthy Appearing, Articulate Girl in No Apparent Distress”: Illness Narratives In/Between Medical Records, Sarah Orsak, Rutgers University

    North Quad 1135: Identities across Homes and Publics: In Search of Meaningful Heteroglossic Contexts

    • Embracing the Voices from the Linguistic Minorities Through Translanguaging, Zhongfeng Tian, Boston College
    • That isn’t my audience: Conflict over the purposes of learning and writing for one Dominican-American student, Ryan McCarty, University of Michigan
    • Placing Public Rhetorics: Locale as Central to Inclusive Public Discourse, Jessica Batychenko, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    10:40-12:00pm: Panels

    North Quad 1175: Difference and Pedagogical Practice

    • Embracing Embodiment and the Paradoxes: A Decolonial Pedagogy Option for Composition and Rhetoric Educators, Danielle Donelson, Bowling Green State University
    • “I didn’t Want to Keep Asking, Do you Know what I Mean? Do you Get It?”: Peer Review as Linguistic and Cultural Contact Zone, Ben Keating, University of Michigan
    • Biodiversity and Linguistic Diversity are the Norm: Toward a More Universally Accessible Writing Classroom, Storm Pilloff, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Representing Student Silences in Teacher Training Texts, Jenna Bradley, University of Delaware

    North Quad 1185: Queer Feminisms and Media

    • Should We All Be Feminists?: Marginal Spaces in Universal Discourse, Rebecca C. Conklin, Michigan State University
    • Body Language(s): Bringing the Trans Body Online, Spencer Garrison, University of Michigan
    • Linguistic Performance of a Black, Gay Male Identity in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Dominique Canning, University of Michigan
    • Tainted Blood: Political Effects of the Supernaturalization of LGBT Literary Figures, Marisa Mercurio, University of Toledo

    12:10-12:40: Lunch (North Quad, 2435)

    12:45-2-15: Plenary II: Dr. Sami Schalk: “Disability in the American Girl Brand”
    Followed by Q&A

    2:25-3:35: Panels

    North Quad 1175: Inglorious Victories: Examining the Invisible Strength of Women and their Underappreciated Feats of Survival

    • Mother of the Imagist Movement: Exploring the Authenticity of Birth as a Theme in the Poetry of H.D., Charity Anderson, University of Toledo
    • Holistic Healing as Resistance: Caridad’s Embrace of New Mestiza Ideology in Ana Castillo’s So Far From God, Hanna Conrad, University of South Dakota
    • Reclaiming the “Whole Woman” in Possessing the Secret of Joy, Madelaine Pope, Bowling Green State University

    North Quad 1185: Representations and Divisions

    • Ex Libris: Early 20th Century Bookplates and Identity, Ryan McHale, University of Missouri- Kansas City
    • Portraying the indian to Erase the indian: Selk’nam Photography in the Constitution of an Imaginary of the Chilean Nation-State, Constanza Contreras, University of Michigan
    • “To Leave is to Die a Little / To Arrive is Never to Arrive”: Borders in Valeria Luiselli’s Tell Me How It Ends, Kerstin Tuttle, University of South Dakota

    B. CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Graduate Student Conference

    Making Meaning: Discourses from the Margins

    An Interdisciplinary Conference Hosted by LangRhet, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, October 20-21, 2017.

    Featured Speakers:

    Sami Schalk, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Amy Vidali, Associate Professor of English, University of Colorado Denver

    The Language and Rhetorical Studies group at the University of Michigan invites you to join us for a conference devoted to exploring discourses from the margins. Inspired by hybrid and intersectional work in disability, queer, and feminist studies, our call invites participants whose work likewise questions subjectivities, boundaries, and embodiments. We are especially interested in scholarship or activism that investigates both acknowledged and unacknowledged voices at the margins. What do language and rhetoric, or fields within them, look like as they travel through discourse communities? What experiences, bodies, and voices are absent, or sidelined, in our thinking? How do discourses of the margins interact with the mainstream? How could or should they? With these questions in mind, this conference will function as a space for graduate and professional students from across the disciplines to question, analyze, and theorize discourses at and within the margins in various forms, functions, and purposes.

    Focus:

    In addressing marginalized discourses, proposals should consider questions about the role that language, rhetoric, or literacy plays in these spaces. Papers could fall into (but are not limited to) the following categories:

    • Disability rhetorics
    • Queer studies
    • Feminist studies
    • Activist rhetorics
    • Critical race theory
    • Intersectional identities/intersectionality
    • Rhetorical studies
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Language ideology
    • Literacy studies
    • Composition theory
    • Critical and practical pedagogies
    • Critical research methods

    Presentation Guidelines:

    This is an interdisciplinary conference, so please design your presentations to be accessible to an interdisciplinary audience. We are interested in creating panels that allow space for discussion and audience interaction beyond the confines of the traditional Q/A.

    • Presenters will have 12-15 minutes of a 75-minute session.
    • Panels should leave at least 15 minutes for questions, responses, or activities.
    • Proposals for panels of three or more speakers are welcome.

    Please note, this conference is a space to present research that is in various states of development: from nascent ideas you’re just starting to engage, to more developed research that you want to share. In either case, please design your presentations with audience interaction in mind. This might include planning for discussion through shared questions, short reflective writing prompts, small group analysis, or other thought experiments in addition to your talk.

    Proposal Guidelines:

    All proposals must be submitted in PDF or Word format. Please label files: LastFirst_Title_LangRhet17

    Individual Proposal

    Proposals must include the following:

    • Title
    • Abstract (no longer than 250 words)
    • Contact information (author’s name, university affiliation, and email address)

    Panel Proposal (750 words max)

    Proposals must include the following:

    • Title
    • Intro to Panel
    • Individual Abstracts
    • Contact information (authors’ names, university affiliations, and email addresses)

    Note: Our reviewers will come from a range of disciplines, so please avoid or explain field-specific terminology. The most successful submissions will give reviewers a clear sense of what will be shared during the actual presentation and how that material relates to the focus of the conference.

    Submission Guidelines:

    Submit proposals by email attachment to langrhetcon17@umich.edu. Questions and concerns may also be sent to this address.

    Proposals must be submitted by email no later than Wednesday, July 26th at 11:59 pm. We will respond to applicants regarding acceptance no later than August 4th.

    C. REGISTRATION

    General registration for the conference is now open to the public. If you are a not a presenter and would like to attend the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the RSVP form. If you experience trouble accessing or using the form, please email us at langrhetcon17@umich.edu with the following information:

    • Your name, email address, and Twitter handle (if applicable)
    • The days you plan on attending (Friday evening and/or Saturday)
    • Breakfast or lunch Saturday you plan to attend
    • Any accessibility needs you have
    • Any food allergies or dietary restrictions
    • Any other information

    Click on this URL for the RSVP link: https://goo.gl/forms/xJp4mMNiysfQXZM93

    D. HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATIONS

    The following information outlines how to get to Ann Arbor from the Detroit Metro Airport, select hotel addresses and contact information, and bus routes. If you have have any questions or concerns about the directions or information displayed here, please contact us at langrhetcon17@umich.edu. Ann Arbor should be a bit cooler in October, so we recommend dressing accordingly. Please check back here periodically for updates and changes.

    1. How do I get to and from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)?

    Public transport to and from the Detroit Metro Airport to Ann Arbor is available through the Michigan Flyer, which runs roughly hourly between Ann Arbor and Detroit. The bus will drop you off at the Blake Transit Center, from which you can take one of the city buses to your next destination. Tickets are $12 one way or $22 for a round trip. Tickets should be booked in advance to ensure availability and lower cost.

    If you are interested in renting a car during your trip, Detroit Metro Airport also provides rental services through Enterprise, Hertz, and other companies. The shortest route to Ann Arbor by vehicle is to take the I-94 west, get off on Exit 177, and from Exit 177 take S. State St. into downtown Ann Arbor (many of the hotels listed below are also located near Exit 177).

    2. Hotels and Bus Routes

    For your convenience, we have put together a list of hotels and nearby bus routes that run to Central Campus. Please note that local hotels are often on the more expensive side and book up very quickly. Cheaper accommodations are available outside of campus near the Briarwood Mall. There are also numerous other accommodations you may explore.

    City bus routes operate through The Ride. Bus fare is $1.50, and transfers are free and remain valid for 90 minutes after they are issued. In addition, if you choose accommodations that are near a Blue Bus (university transportation) route, your rides are free.

    3. Conference Location

    This year’s conference will be held in North Quad, located on the corner of State St. and Huron St. North Quad is nestled against some of Ann Arbor’s famous restaurants, bars, and other attractions. Our opening reception will be located in Angell Hall, located south of North Quad on State St.

    4. Hotels in South Ann Arbor

    Red Roof Inn
    3505 S. State St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 665-3500
    Website: redroof.com

    From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6 to Briarwood Mall and get off just before State St. Walk south on State St. and turn left on Victor’s Way (about 5 minutes). Red Roof Inn will be one of the buildings on your right.
    To Conference: Walk east on Victor’s Way, turn left on Boardwalk Dr., then turn left on Wolverine Exit (about 7 minutes) and catch Bus #62. Take Bus #62 and get off just before N. University Ave. Walk north until you reach North Quad (about 4 minutes), which will be the building on your right.

    Hampton Inn South
    925 Victor’s Way
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 665-5000
    Website: hamptoninn3.hilton.com

    From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6, Bus #62, or Bus #22 to Wolverine Tower. Walk east on Eisenhower Pkwy., turn right on Boardwalk Dr., and turn left on Victor’s Way (about 10 minutes). Hampton Inn will be on the left.
    To Conference: Walk west on Victor’s Way, turn right Boardwalk Dr., then turn left on Wolverine Exit (about 7 minutes) and catch Bus #62. Take Bus #62 and get off just before N. University Ave. Walk north until you reach North Quad (about 4 minutes), which will be the building on your right

    Residence Inn by Marriott
    600 Victor’s Way
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 996-5666
    Website: marriott.com

    From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6 or Bus #24 to Wolverine Tower. Walk east on Eisenhower Pkwy., then turn right on Boardwalk Dr. (about 10 minutes). Residence Inn will at the end of the road across the street.
    To Conference: Walk north on Boardwalk Dr., then turn left on Wolverine Exit (about 7 minutes) and catch Bus #62. Take Bus #62 and get off just before N. University Ave. Walk north until you reach North Quad (about 4 minutes), which will be the building on your right.

    Comfort Inn & Suites
    3501 S. State St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 761-8838
    Website: choicehotels.com

    From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6 to Briarwood Mall and get off just before State St. Walk south on State St. and turn left on Victor’s Way (about 5 minutes). Comfort Inn & Suites will be one of the buildings on your right.
    To Conference: Walk east on Victor’s Way, turn left on Boardwalk Dr., then turn left on Wolverine Exit (about 7 minutes) and catch Bus #62. Take Bus #62 and get off just before N. University Ave. Walk north until you reach North Quad (about 4 minutes), which will be the building on your right.

    The Kensington Hotel
    3500 S. State St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 761-7800
    Website: kcourtaa.com

    From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6 to Briarwood Mall and get off just before State St. Walk south on State St. (about 5 minutes). The Kensington Hotel will be one of the buildings on your right.
    To Conference: Walk north on State St. and turn left on Briarwood Cir (about 5 minutes). Catch Bus #6 and get off at William and Maynard. Walk east and turn left on State St. (about 5 minutes). North Quad will be the building on your right, just after Washington St.

    Holiday Inn
    3155 Boardwalk Dr.
    Ann Arbor MI, 48108
    Phone: (734) 213-1900
    Website: ihg.com

    From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6 or Bus #24 to Wolverine Tower. Walk east on Eisenhower Pkwy., then turn right on Boardwalk Dr. (about 5 minutes). Holiday Inn will be the building on your left, next to Seoul Garden.
    To Conference: Walk north on Boardwalk Dr. and turn left on Wolverine Exit (about 2 minutes) and catch Bus #62. Take Bus #62 and get off just before N. University Ave. Walk north until you reach North Quad (about 4 minutes), which will be the building on your right.

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    600 Briarwood Cir.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 761-2929
    Website: ihg.com

    From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6, Bus #24, or Bus #22 to Briarwood Mall. Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located southwest of Briarwood Mall (5-10 minute walk depending on which route you chose).
    To Conference: You can catch Bus #6 from the stop near State St. or at the Briarwood Mall. Take Bus #6 and get off at William and Maynard. Walk east and turn left on State St. (about 5 minutes). North Quad will be the building on your right, just after Washington St.

    5. Hotels Near Campus

    Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown
    120 W. Huron St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Phone: (734) 662-9999
    Website: marriott.com

    From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #31. Get off just after Main St.
    To Conference: Walk east on Huron St. Catch the #4 bus just after 5th Ave and get off just before State St. Walk east and turn right on State St. North Quad will be the building on your left.

    Graduate Ann Arbor
    615 E. Huron St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Phone: (734) 769- 2200
    Website: graduateannarbor.com

    From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #4. Get off just before State St. Graduate Ann Arbor will be across the street.
    To Conference: This hotel is one minute or so away from North Quad. Simply go east on Huron St., then south on State St. North Quad will be the building on your left.

    The Inn at the Michigan League
    911 N. University Ave.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Phone: (734) 764- 3177
    Website: uunions.umich.edu

    From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #23. Get off just after the bus turns on N. University Ave. The Michigan League will be across the street.
    To Conference: This hotel is about five minutes away from North Quad. Go north to E. Washington St., go west, then turn north on State St. North Quad will be the building on your right.

    D. SCHEDULE

    More information coming soon!

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