News & Events

  • We are delighted to announce that Dartmouth College's Speech program received the NCA's Rex Mix award this year. Each year the National Communication Association awards the Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award to the nation's "top undergraduate communication program." Nominated programs are evaluated for excellence in curriculum, program quality, course design, and special programs. We are delighted to announce that Dartmouth College's Speech program received the NCA's Rex Mix award this year...

  • Faculty Workshop: “A Speech is a Dialogue”: Dartmouth’s Historical/Modern Approach to Public Speaking

    Presenter: Associate Professor Josh Compton

    Location: DCAL, Baker Library Room 102

    Date / Time: 2-28-19 / 12:15pm-1:45pm

    Dartmouth has long treated public speaking as something more than simple skills training, but instead, as a rich, historic, foundational liberal art, and that approach continues to this day. This session will survey some...

  • No Writing Without Reading: Teaching College Reading in First-Year Writing

    Thursday September 27, 12:15-1:45pm, DCAL

    We know that students come to college with partial understandings of how to write effectively and will learn new ways to approach college writing demands in our courses. But students also come to college with only partial understandings of how to read deeply, effectively, generously, and critically. To what degree is student difficulty with writing grounded in...

  • Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent Ph.D.s, DMAs, or MFAs whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and has some computational component, whether it be a framing concept for intellectual exploration or an explicit part of the work that is pursued. The successful candidate should have a history of collaborative work across disciplines, but still show evidence of independence and initiative. The Fellowships are...

  • Presentations

    2018 Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research

    Thursday, August 9 & Friday, August 10

    41 Haldeman


    Thursday, August 9

    9:00 a.m.

    Anni Jürine

    University of Tartu, Estonia

    Quick and Dirty vs. Slow and Precise...

  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH – May 24, 2018


    The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is pleased to announce that the Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory speech contest was held on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 4:30 pm in the Treasure Room (Baker Library). A reception and award presentation followed in the Ferguson Room (Baker Library Room 206).
    Seven Dartmouth students presented original persuasive speeches to a...

  • Writing professor Sara Chaney and her colleague Bill Hudenko have been awarded the prestigious Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching for their interdisciplinary course entitled "Autism: The Science, Story and Experience.”

    The course reviews the scientific literature on Autism-Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and also critically engages popular representations of the condition in the broader culture.

    The full announcement about the award from Interim Provost David Kotz is included...

  • Along with his longtime Australian collaborators, Ben Jackson and James Dimmock, Dartmouth Speech professor Josh Compton has published a new edited volume entitled Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity.

    The book features essays from renowned international experts in the fields of sport and...

  • The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric extends its congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prizes and the 2017 Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund First Year Excellence in Writing Award.

    Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund First Year Excellence in Writing Award

    • Alyssa Gao, "Determining the Existence of Interdisciplinary Individuals in the Field of Environmental Studies" 

    2016-17 Albert I. ...

  • Students who have come to rely on the Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology (RWIT) have a surprise this fall: RWIT will now have its own website

    This important student service has long had its online home within the website of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth. However, RWIT's broad menu of services, programs, and online resources have outgrown its current space on the Institute’s website...