Monthly Archives: February 2015

3 Things PWR Can Do For You

Mags Bryant ‘16 I wasn’t always planning on majoring in Professional Writing and Rhetoric, but since declaring, there hasn’t been a moment in which I regret my decision. With registration for the fall semester not far off, I though I would share some of the skills I’ve gained from my coursework. Here are my top how-tos that you can learn … Continue Reading

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Guest Post: Rachel Lewis’ On Gender & Rhetoric

Rachel Lewis ’16 Gender & Rhetoric When many of us think of rhetoric, we think of Aristotle. We think of Plato. And we think of loads of other white males. Very rarely do we think about the women of rhetoric – and can you blame us? It’s hard enough to get an understanding of what rhetoric is, let alone the … Continue Reading

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What does “feminism” mean?

Carolyn Braganca—ENG Lit ’15 Feminism. Emma Watson, Benazir Bhutto, Jennifer Siebel Newsom,  Susan B. Anthony, Nicki Minaj, Betty Friedan, Yoko Ono, Maya  Angelou, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Malala Yousafzi—what  do all of these women have in common? They all support  feminism . . . but do they support the same feminism? To start with, what is feminism? Seems like a … Continue Reading

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Literature vs. PWR?

Carolyn Braganca — ENG Lit ’15 At Elon, professional writing and rhetoric (PWR) and literature are two separate concentrations within the English major. When you look at the required courses for each concentration, the two appear completely different. After all, what could visual rhetoric and poetry possibly have in common? As it turns out, they’re not as different as you … Continue Reading

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Meet the CUPID Associates: Carolyn Braganca

Hello! I am Carolyn Braganca, I am a senior English literature major and history minor, and I am so stoked to be a CUPID Associate for the spring semester! Although I am relatively new to professional writing, I love all aspects of writing and look forward to not only expanding my own skills but helping other do so as well. … Continue Reading

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Meet the Cupid Associates: Mags Bryant

Hey there! My name is Mags Bryant and I am a junior English major with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Professional Writing and Rhetoric. Recently I returned to Elon after spending the fall semester abroad in Ireland studying English at Trinity College Dublin. Although I miss the Emerald Isle terribly, I am really excited to have the opportunity … Continue Reading

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