Pre-Interview Discussion

Blogging 101

Blogs as Reflections of Identity

Blogs as Scholarly Activities

Hosting an Academic Blog

Future Projects

Post-Interview Reflection

Future Projects

QWhat current/future projects are you exploring? Blogging or otherwise?

C:  I'm . . . planning an article or series of articles about common objections to the kind of work I've been doing with emerging technologies. The three main objections are 1.) the NEA Reading at Risk study - isn't it a misplaced priority to study the internet when so many people don't read books? 2.) the access issue - isn't it socially irresponsible to study new technologies when so many don't have access to even an old, used computer? 3.) the "shelf life" issue - why are you studying blogs when something new is going to come along in three months, and then no one will care about blogging anymore? These are all more (1 and 2) or less (3) valid points, but I hope to reframe these issues and offer some new perspectives.

About Clancy
Clancy Ratliff is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of First Year Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a specialist in feminist rhetorics, digital media, modern rhetorical theory, technical communication, and intellectual property and authorship.

Ratliff was awarded the Hugh Burns Best Dissertation Award by Computers and Composition in May 2007. The previous year, Kairos honored her with the John Lovas Memorial Academic Weblog Award.

Ratliff's recent publications include "Attracting Readers: Sex and Audience in the Blogsphere" in Scholar and Feminist Online (2007). Her work, "Weblogs with Creative Commons License" has been accepted for publication in the upcoming collection, Composition, Copyright, and Intellectual Property Law, edited by Stephen Westbrook.