Author: John Gagnon

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John Gagnon is a Ph.D. student and University Distinguished Fellow in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Department at Michigan State University. He specializes in cultural rhetorics and is primarily interested in the intersections of rhetoric and activism in marginalized communities. His recent work has explored visually and digitally mediated responses to contemporary slavery. John holds J.D. and M.S. degrees from Tulane University and a B.A. from Andrews University.

During the Fall semester of 2014, a group of us took a graduate seminar on multimodal composing at Michigan State University (taught by Dànielle Nicole DeVoss). In the course, we read, discussed, and built on theories and practices in digital and visual rhetorics. In this blog post, we share one of our course assignments: a multimodal book review project that we hope will inspire further conversation and engagement with the DRC community. One of the tasks we faced in this course was immersing ourselves in past and current conversations around visual rhetoric and multimodal composing by focusing on themes of…

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