I’m Lisa Phillips, a doctoral candidate specializing in rhetoric and composition at Illinois State University. I plan to graduate with my Ph.D. in English Studies, May 2016.
This website documents my development as a scholar and teacher. The site includes information on my research, teaching, and experiments (both successes and failures). My goal is to chronicle my interests and specializations and feature interdisciplinary work I have developed in other areas including visual culture, museum studies, visible rhetorics, multisensory rhetorics, critical theory, ecocriticism, and American Indian studies, to name a few. Some links featured on my blog roll pertain to particular classes I’ve taken, or have been a teaching assistant for, and they are context-specific for those classes, or teaching assistant duties.
While this is a blog to help me synthesize and record my learning trajectory, I welcome comments and offer support for fellow travelers on the Ph.D. road.