Jenn Fishman


Assistant Professor

As a teacher and scholar of rhetoric and composition, I am interested in intersections of pedagogy, performance and media. My Writing Intensive English (WINE) courses are also research- and media-intensive, and I am collaborating with colleagues in Raynor Libraries to integrate digital video composing into the curriculum.

When I am not in the classroom, I am likely to be studying the classroom along a historical trajectory that spans from early Jesuit education through contemporary examples at Stanford University, Kenyon College, and Marquette. Of my current projects, the Research Exchange Index (REx) is not only national but also international in scope, and I am active in professional organizations including the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the Rhetoric Society of America.

Were I to tag my academic work or make an abecedary to represent what is important to me, I would be sure to include these terms: access—books—citizenship and civic rhetorics—digital scholarship—embodied literacies—first-year English—graduate education—histories—inquiry—Jane Rhetor—knowledge transfer—longitudinal writing research—mentoring—new media—old media—popular education—qualitative and quantitative research methods—rhetoric as a teaching tradition—student-centric pedagogies—theater as a site of rhetorical education—undergraduate research—video composing—writing lives—x-ray metaphors for historiography—young scholars—zone of proximal development.


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Fall 2014

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Fall 2014

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English Department

Marquette University, Marquette Hall 115 (campus map)
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Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
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