Siegel Finer, Department of English, Presents on Preventative Mastectomy

Posted on 3/20/2017 9:09:23 AM

Over spring break 2017, Bryna Siegel Finer, assistant professor of English, presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the largest annual conference in higher education on the teaching and study of writing and communication.

Siegel Finer presented a paper, "The Angelina Affect: How Preventative Mastectomy Has Been Reframed as a Cultural Phenomenon," as part of a panel on discursive agency in the rhetoric of health and medicine. This piece is part of a larger project in which Siegel Finer analyzes writing by and about women with genetic markers for breast cancer to make an argument for a more feminist rhetoric of women's healthcare.

The first part of this project was published last April in the journal Rhetoric Review.

Department of English