Writing & Rhetoric MKE is a digital archive of blog posts and resources published on the website of the same name between 2018-2022.The website was designed and edited by graduate students in UW-Milwaukee English Department’s Public Rhetorics and Community Engagement program. This collection includes content published on the website between February 2018 and November 2021 on topics including, but not limited to, community engagement, community literacies, composition pedagogy, social justice, digital humanities, linguistic diversity, public writing, qualitative research, and rhetoric.

The website Writing & Rhetoric MKE was started by Professor Rachel Bloom-Pojar in Spring 2018 with the goal of creating a space to highlight and amplify the work that communities around Milwaukee were already doing with writing, rhetoric, and literacy. What began as a public writing assignment for graduate students in Dr. Bloom-Pojar’s seminars evolved over time to become an independent website run by a team of graduate students with posts written by UWM students and faculty, as well as scholars and community members outside our university.

While the focus of the website gradually shifted, editorial teams changed, and a variety of topics were covered over the four-year lifespan of the blog, it remained committed to providing content that supported and engaged with diverse voices and perspectives of everyday writing and rhetoric around Milwaukee. In addition to blog posts, this digital archive also contains resources that were originally hosted on the website, such as: social justice and antiracism resources; the CCCC 2020 website content; and an expansive annotated bibliography on the Social Justice Turn in Technical Communication.

As the chapter of Writing & Rhetoric MKE as a website comes to an end in Spring 2022, much of its content lives on in this digital archive. It is our hope that this archive will serve as a resource on the many topics covered on the website for students at UWM; a record of the blog’s history and function over time; and a celebration of the important work contributed to the website by its writers, editors, and supporters.

Editorial Team Members:

  • Madison Williams (2019 –2022)
  • Emily Stoll (2021 –2022)
  • Danielle Koepke (2019 –2021)
  • Chloe Smith (2019 –2021)

Faculty Advisor:

  • Rachel Bloom-Pojar(2018 –2022)

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Blog Posts

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A Cancelled Conference and Community Care, Rachel Bloom-Pojar

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A Family Affair: Looking Through Another Lens, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Airwave Literacy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee B

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A Newcomer's Guide to CCCC, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Purzycki

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Collecting, Colonialism, and Community, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Williams

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Colonialism and Ancient Rhetorics of the Non-Western World, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee JC

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Community-Engaged Research Cafecitos and the Knowledge They Bring to Campus, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Fettig

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Community-Engaged Research with Promotores de Salud, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Bloom-Pojar

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Community Engagement in Action: How Writing Fits in to Local EMS Agencies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Angeli

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context matters; food literacies in MKE, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ben

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Cultural Rhetorics in Precarious Times, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Novotny

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Doing the Work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Williams

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Doors Open to Rhetorical Listening, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Williams

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Emboding Theory: A Loving Navigation of Linguistic Fingerprints, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee t

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Engaging Public Rhetorics and Communities with New Faculty: Part 1, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Bloom-Pojar

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How to Ensure 'HSI' is Not a Mere Title, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee CES

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Learning Deep in Milwaukee: Community-Based Research in English 102, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Smith

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Learning with Stepahnie Kerschbaum, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee SCP

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Listening Consciously: Hearing with the Intent of Understanding, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Making Sense of the Pandemic: Teaching Through Story, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Frandsen

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Mapping Racism and Resistance in Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Handley

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Milwaukee Queer Writing Project, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Kruger

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Milwaukee's Hostile Terrains, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Williams

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Milwaukee's Surprising Reception to a Foreign Language Film, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Opening Night for Hostile Terrains, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Fettig

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Process vs. Product: A Settled Debate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Rethinking EAP Students--Communal Take on Mistakes, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Rewriting Institutions: Rhetors in Action, DMK

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"Rewrit[ing] the American Story" (Young), B

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Rhetorical Power, The Disappeared, and Feminicidio, JA

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Safe Spaces: Jazale's Art Studio, Madison Williams

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Sites of Learning: UWM Writing Center, DK

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Some "Taco Literacy" Thoughts about Milwaukee, Claire Edwards

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Sustenance, Survival, and Resistance, GPF

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Teaching Qualitative Research Methods, Rachel Bloom-Pojar

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Telling Stories with Local Data, Danielle DeVasto

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The 2020 Conference on College Composition and Communication Comes to Milwaukee, Chloe Smith, Madison Williams, and Danielle Koepke

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The Practicality of the Translingual Approach, STB

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To Let the Play Go On or To End "The Living Death of Silence"?, GPF

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Translingual Work at a Local After-School Program, JC

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UWM's Latino Activism Archival Collection, J A

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Virtual Reality Meets Rhetoric, MH

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Volunteering with Vote Yes for MPS, Chloe Smith

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What is Rhetoric?, Claire Edwards and Madison Williams

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What is Writing & Rhetoric MKE?, Eric Darnell Pritchard

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What's New at 4C20: An Interview with the Organizers, Lucy Johnson

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Whose Stories Matter?, Danielle Koepke

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WritingMKE for Racial Justice, Rachel Bloom-Pojar, Danielle Koepke, Chloe Smith, and Madison Williams

Resources

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2020 Conference on College Composition and Communication: Landing page, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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Social Justice in Technical and Professional Communication Annotated Bibliography, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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Writing for Social Justice, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Website Images and Logos

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