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Threads of Progress: Professor Explores Link Between Craft and Social Reform at National Conference

Posted April 13, 2017 in Faculty

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) General Education Professor Dr. Susanna Kelly Engbers was a featured speaker at the recent 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention in Portland, Ore.

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Dr. Engbers gave a presentation titled “Quilts, Quilt-making, and the Cultivation of Voice in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union” as part of the session “Historical Frameworks for Cultural and Material Productions.” According to the convention program, the session connected “rhetorics of production with the making of multidimensional meaning” through presentations exploring a range of cultures and material artifacts.

In addition to teaching rhetoric, writing, and literature courses at KCAD, Dr. Engbers is an accomplished scholar who regularly presents her work on the history of women’s rhetoric at national conferences around the country and in a number of scholarly journals.

CCCC is the largest professional organization in the world dedicated to researching and teaching composition. Each year, the CCCC Convention gathers faculty members from institutions of higher education around the world to network and share knowledge on the latest innovations and best practices in education.

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