In my research and teaching, I have found a bounty of resources and research questions in Northeast Texas. My vita describes the many ways in which this local context informs and is informed by my research and outreach efforts.

In this section, I offer additional information about the local and key narratives emerging from my research, packaged for students and others interested in pursuing research and writing that draws from this local context as well. I’m continuing to work on these additional pages, so please check back frequently. You’ll find what’s now available by clicking “On the Local” above and exploring drop down menu options. Extensive information also available at our CLiCWiki.

I also offer examples from student research drawing from and informing the local, as well. I am continually adding to this page, so please check back frequently.

First-Year Researchers

Literacy Sponsorship (Deborah Brandt)

Eric Pleasant, “Literacy Sponsors and Learning: An Ethnography of Punk Literacy in Mid-1980s Waco.” (written for English 102 at A&M-C in first iteration of course curriculum I designed to attend to the local dimensions of literacy practices, published in national, peer-reviewed journal Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Rhetoric and Writing).

Jeremy Borden, “Like Father, Unlike Son: An Auto Ethnography of Literacy Between Father and Son” (presented at local conferences, including EGAD February 2010)

Hunter Joyce, “Past Panels: The Influence of our Literary History” (video essay, presented at local conferences, including EGAD February 2010)

Historical (inspired by David Gold’s “Where Brains Had a Chance,” about A&M-C founder William L. Mayo and his approach to rhetorical education)

Vanesa Navarro, “Through the Eyes of the Students: The East Texan during World War II”

Morgan Saxton, “Subtle Discrimination: Using Text to Exclude”

Graduate Student Researchers

Allyson Jones, “‘And the Word Became Flesh‘: Community Literacy Practices at an African American Church in East Texas” (presented at CCCC 2011, with variation presented at East Texas Historical Association Spring conference in 2011)

Collaborative webtext: “Northeast Texas Literacy,” with PhD (English) students Christine Grimly and Frank Alexander and EdD student (Curriculum and Instruction) Jan Modisette.

Christina Grimly, “Literacy in Northeast Texas” [webtext, remix]

Frank Alexander, “Literacy in a Separate But Unequal Time” [webtext, remix]