Interdisciplinary Thursday, April 23 | 4:00 p.m. Mary Hocks: “‘More Cowbell’: Musical Composing and Recording Processes as Sonic Rhetoric” 216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building Mary Hocks, Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta, will speak on “‘More Cowbell’: Musical Composing and Recording Processes as Sonic Rhetoric.” Dr. Hocks teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Rhetoric and Composition program, and she specializes specifically in digital rhetoric, visual rhetorics, and computers and composition studies. She is also a faculty affiliate with the Institute for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Dr. Hocks received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1994, the first graduate of its new Center for Writing Studies. She worked at Spelman College as Director of the Comprehensive Writing Program and as Principle Investigator of a $400,000 Mellon Foundation grant to integrate multimedia into Writing Intensive classrooms. At Georgia State University, she was the founding Director of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program from 1998 – 2005. Presented by the Department of English. Admission is free. Parking information is available here.
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