ItemCountercurricular Rhetorical Education: Reimagining the University from the Inside Out(Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 2023) Dziuba, AllisonThis essay articulates the theoretical basis for my term “countercurricular,” which denotes college students’use of curricular and extracurricular learning to craft alternative or oppositional views. The countercurricular highlights how student organizers mobilize history to change the present, especially to inscribe into public memory recurring conflicts between students and university administrations. I examine documents related to the Black Student Union at the University of California, Irvine, and discuss teaching this activist history. Through these textual and pedagogical examples, I demonstrate how countercurricular rhetorical education orients our understanding of how students challenge the oppressions upon which the university is built. ItemBook Review of Other People’s English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy(2016) McGee, Alexis; University of Alabama TuscaloosaThis book review of Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy provides an outline of this edited collection. Here, I summarize the contemporary discussions surrounding African American Language, code-switching, and code-meshing as factors impacting the classroom. ItemSpeculative Sankofarration: Haunting Black Women in Contemporary Horror Fiction(2017) Brooks, Kinitra D.; McGee, Alexis; Schoellman, Stephanie; University of Alabama TuscaloosaThis co-edited article, originally published in Obsidian, details the literary work by Black women's horror and fiction. This piece is meant to set “methodological direction” for a racially gendered horror discourse. Here, we aim to displace and challenge the discursive subjectivities and praxis of Black women in contemporary horror fiction. ItemLooking back, looking forward: a dialogue on "The imperative of racial rhetorical criticism"(Routledge, 2018-11-28) McGee, Alexis; Cisneros, J. David; University of Alabama Tuscaloosa; University of Illinois System; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ItemThe Language of Lemonade: The Sociolinguistic and Rhetorical Strategies of Beyoncé’s Lemonade(2019) McGee, Alexis; University of Alabama TuscaloosaThis chapter, originally published in The Lemonade Reader, argues that Beyoncé's use of language in her second visual album, Lemonade, is a rhetorical technique aligned with Black feminist rhetorics. ItemBlack Feminist Rhetorical Praxis: The Agency of Holistic Black Women in Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and Contemporary Works(2019) McGee, Alexis; Love, Bettina; Waters, Billye Sankofa; Evans-Winters, Venus; University of Alabama TuscaloosaThis chapter critiques Lauryn Hill's debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, through a Black feminist and rhetorical lens. I argue that looking at Hill's album as a body of work provides a blueprint for acknowledging Black women as holistic agents of change.