9th Knights Write Showcase celebrates exceptional student writing across disciplines

March 21, 2019  The 9th annual Knights Write Showcase, a celebration of first and second-year student writing, was held at the Pegasus Ballroom on February 11, 2019. Hosted by the Department of Writing & Rhetoric, the annual Knights Write Showcase demonstrates how writing and communication is important in every field, with the winners...

I AM UCF encourages creativity, rewards with scholarship

December 07, 2018  The I Am UCF Digital Storytelling Initiative allows students to get creative by fusing together writing, performance, visual displays and digital media.

UCF Writing Center director Mark Hall wins international award

December 04, 2018  Dr. Mark Hall’s award-winning book demonstrates how educating tutors enhances their professional development.

Writing and Rhetoric MA Info Session

November 15, 2018  The Department of Writing & Rhetoric hosted an informational webinar about two graduate programs: the M.A. in Rhetoric & Composition and the Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing. Watch the session at https://www.facebook.com/UCFDWR/videos/561797680928628.  

New Issues of Stylus Put Spotlight on First-Year Writers

June 06, 2018  Two new issues of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric’s student publication, Stylus: A Journal of First-Year Writing, have been released. The new issues of Stylus can be found here. Stylus publishes outstanding writing and research produced in the University of Central Florida’s first-year composition courses, ENC 1101: Composition I...

Komysha Hassan: Winner of the 2018 Honors in the Major Thesis Scholarship

April 02, 2018  Congratulations to DWR undergraduate major Komysha Hassan for receiving a well-deserved 2018 Honors in the Major thesis scholarship. Also congratulations to Steffen Guenzel for his pivotal role in guiding Komysha’s research as her Honors in the Major thesis chair. You both make us proud. If you would like to learn more about...

Student Highlight: Samantha Warren

March 01, 2018  Samantha Warren is a student in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric who has learned how to make a living writing as a professional blogger. Her blog, Style of Change, started as a hobby. Fourteen months later, it has shifted into a business venture. She makes her money, in part,...

ICYMI: 8th Annual Knights Write Showcase

February 14, 2018  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric hosted the 8th annual Knights Wright Showcase on February 7th, 2018. This showcase is an opportunity for students from the first-year writing program to exhibit their hard work and dedication in refining their composition and research skills. The event was open to the community,...

Coming up: 8th Annual Knights Write Showcase!

January 24, 2018  We are very excited to announce that our 8th Annual Knights Write Showcase will take place on Wednesday, February 7th in the Pegasus Ballroom. This year’s showcase will include 23 posters from ENC 1101 and 1102 featuring original research; 2 student conference panels featuring students’ original research and moderated by...

Angela Rounsaville and Pavel Zemliansky Awarded CCCC Research Grant

January 23, 2018  Congratulations to Drs. Rounsaville and Zemliansky, who are co-PIs on a grant that was awarded through the Conference on College Composition and Communication Research initiative program. Their study is titled “Academic and Professional Multilingual Literacies in Sociomaterial Contexts: A Multi-Institutional Study in Norway, Ukraine, and the U.S.”. They will receive...

Crisis in the Campus

December 18, 2017  Crisis in the Campus functioned as a day of advocacy and entertainment. Organized form the ground-up, students in Dr. Stephanie Wheeler’s ENC 3331 – Rhetoric and Civic Engagement shared information on social injustices that they have researched this semester. Local Central Florida bands including Justin Alcaraz, Dylan Lancaster, Common Creatures,...

New Issues of DWR Student Publications, Stylus and Imprint

December 15, 2017  New issues of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric’s two student publications, Stylus: A Journal of First-Year Writing and Imprint, have been released. The new issue of Stylus can be found here and the new issue of Imprint is available here. Stylus publishes outstanding writing and research produced in UCF’s...

DWR's Brandy Dieterle's Article Published in the Communication Center Journal

November 29, 2017  Brandy Dieterle, an instructor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, has had an article published in the Communication Center Journal. The article discusses her experiences moving from being a teacher, to a graduate tutor in the university writing center at UCF, back to being a teacher, and how that particular...

DWR Alum Mikael Romo's Article Accepted into Composition Forum

November 28, 2017  Mikael Romo, one of DWR’s alumni, recently had an article accepted into Composition Forum with Drs. Wardle and Hall. Below is an overview of his experience with writing this article, how it began, and when we can expect the article to come out. “Our article reminds me of those end-of-the-semester reflection...

Stephanie Vie Represents DWR as a Panelist for the Collective Impact Institutionalization Plan Roll-Out

October 26, 2017    Our own chair of Writing and Rhetoric, Stephanie Vie, presented on the Strategic Alignment panel during the Collective Impact Institutionalization Plan Roll-Out. Dr. Vie, along with others such as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, answered questions relating to their involvement and strategies in aligning...

Dr. Blake Scott's Book Wins the National Communication Association's Health Communication Distinguished Book Award

October 09, 2017  Congratulations to Blake Scott, whose book Risky Rhetoric: AIDS and the Cultural Practices of HIV Testing (2003) just won the National Communication Association’s Health Communication Distinguished Book Award. He will be recognized at the NCA business meeting and awards ceremony on November 18th. The Distinguished Book Award recognizes research that...

DWR Welcomes New Faculty Member and Assistant Director of First-Year Composition, Dr. Jamila Kareem

July 03, 2017  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is excited to welcome Dr. Jamila Kareem to the university. Dr. Jamila M. Kareem was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, the heart of the Midwest. From a young age she was an enthusiastic reader, preferring books as toys rather than dolls and video...

DWR Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Sonia Arellano

July 03, 2017  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sonia Arellano to UCF. Sonia is from Austin, Texas and most recently has moved to Orlando from Tucson, Arizona. Her research engages material projects that address social justice issues, specifically regarding death. For example she examines a quilt project...

Faculty Contributions to Pegasus Magazine

July 02, 2017  The summer issue of the university’s Pegasus magazine was a special edition which focused on the arts. Two of our faculty members, Nate Holic and Allie Pinkerton, were featured in the issue to showcase their work. Nate’s contribution was a story about Robert Vendetti, UCF alumni, and his success as...

Interview by Dr. Kirk St. Amant by Jennifer Roth Miller and Jessica Lynn Campbell, Ph.D. Students

July 01, 2017  Dr. Kirk St. Amant, a professor of technical communication at Louisiana Technical University, visited our campus in April as a guest speaker to the Texts and Technology Doctoral Program. Below is an excerpt from the interview on Dr. St. Amant’s perspectives of technical communication for the future: “Understanding how technology...