Author: Jessica Clements

Jess Clements is Assistant Professor of English and Composition Commons Director at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA; she has served as Present Tense Style Editor since 2012. Her scholarship centers on ethos and the role of human and object-oriented actors in contemporary multimodal communication.

I had the pleasure of attending CCCC 2019 Digital Praxis Poster Session C on Thursday, March 14, 2019. At the broadest level, sessions addressed critical engagement with digital interfaces and shared an emphasis on the need for ethical intervention in digital reading and writing practices as particularly vulnerable sites of composition. Wilfredo Flores (Michigan State University), “‘My Blood Cells When I Take My Truvada’: Examining Twitter Users’ Engagement with PrEP, Truvada, and Sexual Health” Flores’s work-in-progress started upon recognizing the rhetorical complexity of the “My Blood Cells When I Take My Truvada” gif. The gif-turned-viral-meme inspired Flores to further investigate…

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