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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

Welcome to my digital CV!

My work utilizes visual rhetoric and challenging texts 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

W131
OL

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

 

Selected Presentations

Select Presentations and Publications
2018
CWPA
RSA
 
CCCC
2019
CCCC
2022

“Practices for Addressing Affective Difficulty in the Writing Classroom,” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, forthcoming 2022.

2021

“Cinematic Reproduction as Multimodal Composition in First-Year Composition,” Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching

“Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Affective Responses to the True Crime Documentary,” Studies in Documentary Film

2020

“Learning Institutional Ecologies for Inventive Collaboration in Writing Center/Classroom Collaboration,” vol. 48, num. 3, Composition Studies

2020
CCCC

RSA
2022
CCCC
2017
Computers
& Writing

"Unpacking Clothing: Writing About Fashion’s Rhetorical Relationship to Identity"

“Writing About Clothing: How Rhetorics of Fashion Expose the Importance of Analyzing Everyday Objects"

“VIP Entry Only: The Unsustainable Price of Sustainable Fashion"

“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”

 
 

Curriculum Vitae

 
SELECT SKILLS

Spanish - Reading Comprehension

French - Reading Comprehension

Adobe InDesign - Proficient

Adobe Premiere Pro- Proficient

Microsoft Word - Advanced

Microsoft Excel - Advanced