Department of English at Illinois State University

Fall 2011 Faculty Lecture Series

Featured Speaker -- Dr. Jerry Savage

Plotting Trajectories: A Conspiracy Theory for Programmatic and Disciplinary Social Justice

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 12:00 noon to 1:30 in STV 133A.

Bringing together professional service activities, some modest teaching experiments, and an ongoing research agenda, Professor Jerry Savage will reveal his devious scheme to infuse a professional writing program with social justice values.

Savage holds the usual academic degrees, teaches technical writing and rhetoric, coordinates internships, has co-edited some books, written and co-written some articles, and has received some awards. He has survived a modest shipwreck, spent nights in two jails, published some poems in obscure literary journals, taught field astronomy, and has been married to the same woman for longer than many of you have dwelled in your current incarnations.

At one time or another Savage has been a shop steward in the now-defunct Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union, a gravedigger, a bank officer, a political speech writer, a self-employed technical writer/editor, an uncertified middle school teacher, an oat shocker, and numerous other things of which he denies any recollection.

As of January 1 he will be, deservedly, unemployed.

If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail Mark Vegter of the Department of English Professional Growth Committee.

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