Dr. Nathalie Virgintino, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Concordia’s John Bahr Writing Center, has edited (with Kate Hanzalik) an anthology that draws from the processes and pedagogies of artists and designers. With contributions from a diverse range of scholars, artists, and designers, Exquisite Corpse: Studio Art-Based Writing in the Academy explores a broad notion of writing and composing in the 21st century that builds upon traditional ideas of composing but also embraces newer and nontraditional forms.
Dr. Jaqueline Preston of Utah Valley University wrote: ‘While this collection focuses on processes and pedagogy, the project as a whole subverts the traditional and skillfully sidesteps method to reveal ways of doing/teaching composition that inspire.”
Dr. Virgintino held a book-signing at the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pittsburgh, where she presented a micro-performance titled “Studio Based Pedagogies and Improvisatory Process,” as part of the panel “Enacting Pedagogy: 7 Micro-Performances.”
Dr. Virgintino graduated from Concordia as a Fellow with a B.A. in English in 2011. She completed her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Victorian literature at CUNY Graduate Center in 2013. She continued her graduate work in fall 2013 as a Fellow at the Institute for Writing Studies at St. John’s University, where she completed her Ph.D. in Composition Rhetoric in 2016.