The first speaker of the 2017-2018 Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics Speaker series is Professor Anis Bawarshi of the University of Washington, Seattle. Bawarshi is professor and associate chair of English at the University of Washington, where he directed the writing program for 10 years
Professor Dr. Bawarshi is one of the foremost genre theorists in rhetoric and composition, and he has published ground breaking work in that and other areas in rhetoric and composition. He is the author of several books about genre, including Genre and the Invention of the Writer and Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy.
Professor Bawarshi will give his keynote talk during the Department of English’s Teaching Workshops on Thursday, August 17 from 3:45 –5:00 in 1210 McClung Tower. “Trans Work in Composition: Challenges and Opportunities” will explore work in composition theory that names and even calls for movement across borders—translingualism, writing transfer, translation, transmodality, among others—in order to highlight the complexity of writing knowledge/development and grapple with the challenges and opportunities to which such orientations give rise.
Friday morning, he’ll lead a workshop on genre theory and writing transfer from 10:30 to 12:30—also in 1210. Both events are open to the community. More details about his talk and workshop available in the attached poster.