Jaclyn Fiscus

Assistant Professor
Jaclyn Fiscus
WMS 436
Composition and rhetoric, sociolinguistics, and multimodal composition pedagogy

JACYLN FISCUS, Assistant Professor, holds a MA and PhD in English from the University of Washington - Seattle and a BA in English and Linguistics from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Her research and teaching is situated at the intersection of composition studies and linguistics, broadly exploring how communication works, how people think it should work, and how we might address those ideologies through pedagogy and policy to better work across difference. More specifically, Dr. Fiscus specializes in multimodal composition and rhetoric, sociolinguistics, and writing program administration. Her current research project investigates the rhetorical nature of reflection, utilizing a grounded approach to provide insight into how to ethically navigate and negotiate differences in language, identity, and ideology in the composition classroom. Dr. Fiscus teaches courses in composition history, theory, and practice.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Multi-modal Analysis and the Composition TAship: Exploring Embodied Teaching in the Writing Classroom.” (with Lillian Campbell). In New Teachers, New Teaching, and the Liminality of TAships in Composition and Rhetoric. Edited by William McAuley. (forthcoming)
  • “Genre, Reflection, and Multimodality: Capturing Uptake in the Making.” (2017). Composition Forum: 37. Online.
  • “Tools for Metacognition and Reflective Practice.” (2017). Chapter 4 in Writer/Thinker/Maker: Approaches to Composition, Rhetoric, and Research (p. 79-90). Edited by AJ Burgin, Stephanie Hakinson, and Candice Rai. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
  • “Rethinking Revision.” (2017). Chapter 15 in Writer/Thinker/Maker: Approaches to Composition, Rhetoric, and Research (p. 353-370). Edited by AJ Burgin, Stephanie Hakinson, and Candice Rai. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.