Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis


English Language and Literatures


College of Arts and Sciences

First Advisor

Hannah Rule


This thesis seeks to offer a pedagogy that uses methods inspired by fourth-wave feminism, or what I name Networked Feminist Pedagogy, to address both the highlights and challenges we have seen in the multimodal and public turns in the field. First, I provide an overview of the ongoing relationship between feminist composition and digital and multimodal rhetorics in order to locate the spaces in which Networked Feminist Pedagogy can intervene. Then, based on work by fourth wave feminist writers and teachers, I outline what I see as central principles of a fourth wave pedagogy, including daily practices, assignment ideas, and outcomes. Finally, I will conclude with a discussion of the implications of fourth-wave pedagogy and consider future directions of feminist composition. This Networked Feminist Pedagogy will not only achieve and further composition’s aims, but also confront and attend to today’s major issues with cultural and technological literacies.


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