Rebekah J. Buchanan

Writer, Teacher, Researcher

Scholarship

Articles

Buchanan, R.J. (March 2017). Teaching as a Political PracticeLiteracy in Composition Studies 5(1), 76-80.

Buchanan, R.J. (November 2012). Zines in the Classroom: Reading Culture. English Journal 102(2), 71-77.

Buchanan, R.J. (2007). Educating the Girl: Learning and Schooling in America in Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources, 28(4): 9-12.

Buchanan, R.J. (2006). Women in the Superintendency: Discarded Leadership by Joyce A. Dana and Diana M. Bourisaw (review) in Journal of International Women’s Studies, 8(1):303-305.

Book Chapters

Buchanan, R.J. (May 2016). A Punk Pedagogical Approach to Genre. (pp. 129-140) In L. Johnson and C. Goering (Eds). Recontextualized: A Framework for Teaching English with Music. Sense Publishers: Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Buchanan, R.J. (March 2014). Rhetoric of Riot: Creating Alternative Feminist Sites of Resistance (pp. 114-126) In K. Cole (Ed). Feminist Challenges, Feminist Rhetorics: Locations, Scholarship, and Discourse. Cambridge Scholars Press: England.

Buchanan, R.J. (2010). “Creating Graduate Student Writing Programming.” In Girgensohn, K. (Ed.) Schlüssel zur Promotion. Konzepte und Ideen zur Förderung von Promovierenden an Hochschulen. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Buchanan, R.J. (2008). “‘Kind of Like Emerging from  the Shadows’: Adolescent Girls as Multiliteracy Pedagogues: Chapter Response.” In Hill, M. L. & Vasudevan, L. (Eds.) Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Book Reviews

Buchanan, R.J. (September/October 2017). “A List of Cages by Robin Roe.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (51-52).

Buchanan, R.J. (September/October 2017). “The Dirt Bike Detective by Douglas L. Hoover.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (51).

Buchanan, R.J. (September/October 2017). “Freeks by Amanda Hocking.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (47).

Buchanan, R.J. (September/October 2017). “The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser. Translated by Romy Fursland.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (45).

Buchanan, R.J. (September/October 2017). “The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 3) by Jordan Stratford, illustrated by Kelly Murphy.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (44).

Buchanan, R.J. (Spring 2017). “Kids of Appetite by David Arnold.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (33).

Buchanan, R.J. (Spring 2017). “Ask the Dark by Henry Turner.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (33-34).

Buchanan, R.J. (Spring 2017). “The Cabin by Natasha Preston.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (35).

Buchanan, R.J. (Spring 2017). “The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (33).

Buchanan, R.J. (Spring 2017). “Trouble is a Friend of Mine and Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromley.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (35-36).

Buchanan, R.J. (Spring 2017). “Footer Davis Probably is Crazy by Susan Vaught.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (36).    

Buchanan, R.J. (Winter 2017). “Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (41-42).

Buchanan, R.J. (Winter 2017). “As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust and Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading  List. (43).   

Buchanan, R.J. (Winter 2017). “Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (45-46).

Buchanan, R.J. (Winter 2017). “The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (46-47).

Buchanan, R.J. (Winter 2017). “Jillian Cade: (Fake) Paranormal Investigator by Jen Klein.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (47).

Buchanan, R.J. (Fall 2016). “A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (30-31).

Buchanan, R.J. (Fall 2016). “The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (31).

Buchanan, R.J. (Fall 2016). “The Leaving by Tara Altebrando.” In PCA/ACA Mystery & Detective Fiction Reading List. (32).

 Selected Encyclopedia Entries

Buchanan, R.J. (2007). “Courtney Love.” In Girl Culture [Two Volumes]: An Encyclopedia, edited by Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Buchanan, R.J. (2007). “Girl Bands.” In Girl Culture [Two Volumes]: An Encyclopedia, edited by Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Buchanan, R.J. (2007). “Madonna.” In Girl Culture [Two Volumes]: An Encyclopedia, edited by Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Buchanan, R.J. (2007). “Pink.” In Girl Culture [Two Volumes]: An Encyclopedia, edited by Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Juried Presentations

Defining Fan Subculture in Dungeons and Dragons. With K. Strickland. Popular Culture         Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. April, 2017.

What Does Advocacy Look Like in the Rural and Small Town? National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. November, 2016.

Collaboration in the Classroom: Preservice, Classroom, and Methods Teachers Teach (and Learn) Together. Conference on English Leadership (CEL). Minneapolis, MN. November 2015.

Prison Writing as Social Activism. Conference on Community Writing. Boulder, CO. October     2015.

The Feminist Punk. Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. April 2015.

Punk and Zines. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. Chicago, Il. April 2014.

So and In Flight. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. Chicago, Il. April 2014.

Telling Digital Stories in the Preservice Classroom. Conference on English Education (CEE). Fort Collins, CO. July 2013.

Using the Master’s Tools: Riot Grrrls, Feminism, and the Legacy of Punk Rock. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. Washington, DC. March 2013.

The Online Novel Study Project. With Telisha Fedeli, Jennifer Mitchell, and Ann Supalla. Illinois Reading Council (IRC) Conference. Springfield, IL. March 2013.

Digital Storytelling: Telling Stories in a Digital World. With James Black, Michael Davenport,  Allison Janacek, and Amanda Morris. Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE) Fall Conference. Normal, Il. October 2012.

Writing a Riot: Re/Framing Punk and Feminism Through Riot Grrrl Zines. Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Philadelphia, PA. May 2012.

Female Zine Writers: The Role of Play in Creating Identity. Midwest Modern Language Association Conference. St. Louis, MO. November 2011.

Rhetoric of Riot: Creating Alternative Feminist Sites of Resistance. Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Mankato, MN. October 2011.

Finding New Relations: Developing Intentional Writing Communities Among Dissertation Writers. CCCC Convention. Atlanta, GA. April 2011.

The Female PhD Student: Narratives of Negotiating the University through Dissertation Writing. Research for Women in Education (RWE) Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. October 2010

Small Stories: Narratives and the Permanent Writer. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado. May 2010.

Punk Rock Grrrl Style: How the Riot Grrrls Saved Punk Rock. Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference. New York City, NY. May 2008.

From the Ground Up: Creating a Community of Writers.  CCCC. New Orleans, LA. April 2008

Writing for Learning, Writing for Life: Meeting Creative and Academic Needs of High School Students.  American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. New York City, NY. March 2008

Zines as Life Writing: Power, Acceptance, and Transformation in the Works of Influential Zinesters. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. New York City, NY. March 2008

Punk Rock Grrrl Style: Zines as a Mode for Examining Punk Subculture.  Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. November 2007.

And this is relevant because…?: Tutor Development Programs and Tutors’ Goals. Panel at the Writing Program Administrators Conference, Tempe, AZ. July 2007.

Girls and Zines: Using Literacy Work to Promote Activism and Feminism. National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Carol Stream, IL. June 2007.

Veronica Mars: Neptune’s Feminist Super Sleuth? Eastern Communication Association Conference, Providence, RI. May 2007.

What About the Women?: Classes on Women in Today’s High Schools.  Geis Student Research on Women Conference, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. April 2007.

Who are Expert Writers?: When Writing Fellows Are Asked to Become Writing Instructors.  Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference, St. Davids, PA. April 2007.

Literacy Practices and Identity Development: How Girls Use Zines to Explore and Construct Identities. CCCC 2007, New York, NY. March 2007

Zines as Feminist Discourse: Women Writing to Promote Dialogue         Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) 2005 Bi-Annual Conference, Houghton, MI. October 2005.

Images of Women: The City Through the Male Gaze. Women and Society Conference, Poughkeepsie, NY. September 2005.

Envisioning Girls’ Studies: Recent Trends and Future Agendas. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Girls’ and Their Allies Caucus, Orlando, FL. June 2005.

Girl Power Got Religion: The Feminist Roles of Joan and Grace in “Joan of Arcadia.” International Communications Association Annual Meeting, Feminist Scholarship Division, New York, NY. May 2005

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Interviewing. ENG 376: Professional Development Workshop. January 2016.

Never Mind the Bollocks: Here’s the Sex Pistols (The first boy band). Western Illinois University Malpass Library Album Discussion Series. October 2015.

Interviewing. ENG 376: Professional Development Workshop. September 2015.

What Would de Tocqueville Say? How to Disrupt the Prison Pipeline. With B. Harroun, J. LaPrad, and S. Rawls. Dealing With Differences Institute. Western Illinois University. April 2015.

Punk in Minneapolis, New York and Washington, DC. HIST 300: Urban America. November  2014.

Graphic Novels. Panel Discussion, Quad Cities Campus. November 2014.

Top Girls. Discussion Panel. October 2014.

Interviewing. ENG 376: Professional Development Workshop. September 2014.

Interviewing. ENG 376: Professional Development Workshop. September 2013.

Punk in Cities: 1980s Washington DC and Minneapolis, MN. Urban America. April 2013.

40 Years of WOW: Western Organization for Women’s Oral Histories. WOW Presents at Western Illinois University. October 2012.

History of Feminist Zines. Women and Creativity. January 2012.

My Punk Party. Western Illinois University Malpass Library Listening Party Series. October 2011.

Grrrls and Noise. Western Illinois University Malpass Library Listening Party Series. June 2011.

Roundtable on Writing and Research. Western Illinois University English Graduate Student Organization (EGO). April 2011.

Caught Looking: Zines and Images. Western Illinois University Malpass Library Images and Texts Series. March 2011.

INVITED WORKSHOPS

Pecha Kuchas in the Classroom. CITR. April 2015.

Paired Sections: Successes and Challenges. With E. Taylor. CITR. February 2014.

Qualitative Research Series III: The Qualitative Research Process: Key Components of Data Interpretation and Theory Building. With C. Harbke and A. White. CITR. March 2014.

Using Digital Media to Create Writing Assignments. CITR. April 2013.

Teaching for Transfer in the Major. With N. Baird and CB. Dilger. CITR. October 2012.

Designing Effective Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) Courses. With N. Baird and CB.Dilger. CITR October 2012.

Creating Writing Assignments for Student Success. With B. Harroun and J. Wilson-Jordon.CITR. September 2012.

Designing Effective Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) Courses. CITR. December 2011.