2016 ARST @ NCA Preconference

Post-critique Rhetorics

Wednesday, November 9, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, Washington Room (1st Floor)

Philadelphia, PA


2015 NCA Preconference Schedule


8:30-9:00 Registration


9:00-9:15 Introduction

Opening Remarks, Scott Graham, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


9:15-10:30 | Scenes from Upstream: A Gathering of Post-Critique Rhetoric

Has Critique Run Out of Stream? Roles for (Post-)Critique in River Restoration

Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, University of Rhode Island


Which One of You am I Talking To? The Closeted Climate-Change Denier in the Science Writing Classroom

Kate Maddelena, University of North Carolina-Wilmington


Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Rhetorical Invention, and Post-Critique

Molly Hartzog, Frostburg State University


Hybrid Forums on the Headwaters: Post-Critique Topologies in the San Pedro Creek Project

Kenny Walker, University of Texas, San Antonio


10:30-10:45 | Morning Break


10:45-12:00 | Of Microbes & Medicine

The Logic of Care in Microbial Ecology: Tinkering Through Uncertainty as a Rhetorical Process of Disciplinary Integration

Christopher McCracken, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse


A rhetorical approach to public health nutrition guidance: Shifting from understanding to action through critical health communication collaboration

Adele Hite, North Carolina State University

Andrew Carter, University of Memphis


Defining Injury, Managing Uncertainty: The Circulation of Definitions of Traumatic Brain Injury

Daniel Kenzie, Purdue University


Beyond a Rhetoric of Patient Deficit: Using Actor-Network Theory to Diagnose the Problem of Prescription Drug Labels

Molly Kessler, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


12:00-1:30 | Lunch (on your own)


1:30-2:45 | RSTM On A Critique/Service Continuum

Balancing Engagement and Scholarship: Two Perspectives on the RSTM Critique/Service Continuum

Sara Beth Parks, Iowa State University

Rachel Murdock, Iowa State University


Binding the Binary: Embracing Both Critique and Service Amidst Vaccine Controversy

Laura Jackman Dunn, Iowa State University


Sharing the Toolbox: Using Data Visualizations to Aid in Public Understanding of Science

Shannon N. Fanning, Iowa State University/ Montclair State University


Acquiring Expertise: Citizen Scientists and Networked Expertise

Ashley Kelly, University of Waterloo

Brad Mehlenbacher, North Carolina State University


2:45-3:00 | Afternoon Break

Coffee, tea, and soda provided


3:00-4:00 | (Post-)Critical Theory Lightning Round

What Should We Do?: Ethical Advocacy and Pluralism in Post-Critical Rhetorics of Science and Technology

Miles Coleman, Seattle University


What’s Right and Wrong in ANT: Reflections on Normative Ethics in Post-Criticism of Technical and Science Communication

Aimee Roundtree, Texas State University


Rhetoric of Science, Action, Responsibility, and Trust

Jean Goodwin, North Carolina State University


On Not Sending Rhetoric up (or down) the Stream

Zoltan Majdik, North Dakota State University


4:00-4:45 | Post-Critique Praxis & Pedagogy Roundtable


Carl Herndl, University of South Florida,

Leah Ceccarelli, University of Washington

Bill Keith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

John Lynch, University of Cincinnati

Bridie McGreavy, University of Maine

Lisa Meloncon, University of Cincinnati



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