header photo

The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

ISSN: 2472-7318

Writing on a Thursday

Franziska Tsufim

Keywords: parenting, online teaching


Categories: Parenting and Possibility in Impossible Times; Teaching as Carework, Teaching as Dangerous Work



I’m teaching this class


This is a first 

with my students in the chat

I write!

One hand on my keypad.


My breasts dangling


My babe deep asleep in my arms

I am 

in the chat 

One hand is enough.


The lettuce was fresh maybe


“Dinner is ready”

I remain

in the chat

One hand is enough.




Franziska Tsufim completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Irvine while raising her two children. She is currently a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she teaches multimodal writing and communication classes. Her research focuses on British literature of the Victorian period, the intersections of gender, economics, and literature, and on life writing studies. Her secondary research interests are writing studies, in particular first-year composition, and academia and motherhood.