Wednesday, February 14, 3:30–4:00 pm

Professor Aja Y. Martinez, University of North Texas, “A Latinx (his)Story Worth Sharing: Richard Delgado and the Makings of a Chicano Legend”
Location: Department of Latina/Latino Studies (1207 W. Oregon St., Urbana), Room 103
Dr. Martinez is author of Counterstory: The Rhetoric and Writing of Critical Race Theory (2020), winner of outstanding book awards from the Conference on College Composition and Communication and the Coalition for Community Writing, as well as the CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award. She is also recipient of the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award. Colleagues in Latina/Latino Studies have graciously invited members of the CWS community to attend Dr. Martinez’s talk.

Monday, March 4, 2:00–3:00 pm
Professor Carol Tilley, School of Information Sciences and CWS Affiliate Faculty
Location: Literatures, Cultures, & Linguistics Building, Room 2090B.
Abstract: Young people’s voices in the historical record are difficult to locate because children’s experiences were often deemed inconsequential. When their voices do appear, they are often mediated by adults, such as physicians, teachers, parents, and others with their own particular viewpoints and agendas. But that doesn’t mean children are wholly absent from or invisible in archives.  

In this talk, I’ll share a trajectory of my archival and related primary source research related to young people’s comics reading in the mid-20th century US. In doing so, I’ll relate some of the unexpected places where I have encountered children’s experiences, stories, and creations in more authentic or, at least, less-mediated forms. Additionally, I’ll share some tips for reading sideways in archives to locate similar resources and contextualizing what one finds there. More important, I will provide space for some of these young people in history to share bits of their lives with us.

Thursday, March 21, 12:00–1:30 pm
Professor Romeo García, University of Utah
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics Building
(An afternoon research workshop may be added)

Thursday, April 4, 6:00–8:00 pm
Brief program will celebrate the life and legacy of Professor Gail Hawisher, founding director of the Center for Writing Studies
Location: Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, Washington, Room 11 (Second Floor)

Friday, April 26, All Day
Keynote speaker: Professor Amber Buck (PhD, 2012; Associate Professor, University of Alabama) will speak about her second book project. Her first book, Writing on the Social Network: Digital Literacy in Social Media's First Decade, was published late last year. Details, including location information, will be linked here:
Location: TBD
(A research workshop for graduate students may be scheduled on Thursday, April 25)