I’m Lisa Phillips, a doctoral candidate specializing in rhetoric and composition at Illinois State University. I plan to graduate with my PhD 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, as well as 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 PhD road.

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