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Rachel McCabe, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director of Writing
Department of English
La Salle University
Department Website
Campus Phone:

215-951-1061

 

Email:

mccabe@lasalle.edu

Campus Address:
144 Hayman Hall
La Salle University
1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
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Welcome to my online CV!

My work utilizes visual rhetoric and rhetorics of shock to help students build generative habits of mind. These habits help students adapt to difficult reading experiences and produce more nuanced writing. 

EDUCATION
 
2014-2019
Indiana University Bloomington

PhD in ENGLISH

Dissertation in Composition/Rhetoric

"Productive Discomfort, Reading, and Writing in FYC"

Minor in Pedagogy

2012-2014
SUNY Buffalo

MA in ENGLISH

MA Thesis: "Electroshock Therapy and Cold War Literature: Physiological and Narrative Therapies and Their Roles in Exploring Sanity"

2009-2012
Siena College

BA in ENGLISH LITERATURE

Minor in Writing and Communication

Honors Thesis: "Flannery O'Connor: The Other and Terror in The Complete Stories"

COURSES TAUGHT
 

La Salle University

ENG
110

College Writing I: Persuasion

ENG
210

College Writing II:

Research

FYS
130

First-Year Seminar:

American Subcultures

ENG
303

Writing for Business

Indiana University Bloomington

W170

FYC: The Grotesque in American Culture

Guest Lecture

Online First-Year Composition

W131
ML

FYC for Multilingual

Students

W131

First-Year Composition

W350

Expository Writing:

Rhetorics of Fashion

W231

Professional Writing

 
 

Teaching Video

W170

Spring 2018

Indiana University

Student Work

Film Reproduction

Assignment Sheet

W350 Final Project Assignment

Digital Publications

Textshop Experiments Link:

Multimodal Work
 

Selected Presentations

Select Presentations
2018
CWPA
Rhetoric Society of America
CCCC
2019
CCCC

“First-Year Composition and the Difficulty of ‘Safe Spaces’ in the #MeToo Era”

"Cinematic Creation in FYC: Using Multimodal Composition to Further Analysis in Writing

“On Wednesdays we wear pussy hats”: Contemporary Fashion & 

Protest

"Shock and Awe: Rhetorical Utilization of Affective Moments in WPA Work"

“Cultivation of Next-Generation Teachers and Learners in Writing and Composition Studies”

“‘Clothes Encounters’: Fashion as Meaning-Making in FYC”

“Instructors, ‘Make it work!’: The Rhetoric of Clothing as Meaning-Making in FYC”

2017
Computers and Writing
 
IU GSAC Conference
2016

CCCC

Research Network Forum, “Shocking the ‘Tired Reader’: the Grotesque as a Teaching Tool in the Composition Classroom”

 
 
 
SELECT SKILLS

Professional Documents

Spanish - Reading Comprehension

French - Reading Comprehension

Adobe InDesign - Proficient

Adobe Premiere Pro- Proficient

Microsoft Word - Advanced

Microsoft Excel - Advanced

 
CONTACT ME

Rachel McCabe,

PhD

Phone

812-855-6074

Email

University: mccabe@lasalle.edu

Personal: rachelanne4662@gmail.com​

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