Conceiving of Inter-Machinic Rhetorics

Consubstantiating Ecologies: Inter-Machinic Rhetorics and Networked Microchip Communications Sheller and Urry (2006) argue that, among other changes to the ways mobility is theorized in light of the microchip revolution, networks of humans, objects, and technologies should be foregrounded especially in relation to material infrastructures (215). They theorize hybrid systems of humans and nonhumans that function … Continue reading Conceiving of Inter-Machinic Rhetorics

Stories We Tell: Race, Hermeneutics, and Public Memory Formation in ‘Get Out’

        Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017) is like jumping in a pool fin the first days of the summer: there’s nothing particularly new to the feeling, yet it still feels… fresh. There’s a feeling of unfamiliarity, of peculiarity, of curiosity. There’s something keeping the viewer from being fully comfortable. Perhaps it’s knowing … Continue reading Stories We Tell: Race, Hermeneutics, and Public Memory Formation in ‘Get Out’

#HashtagHorror: Conference Proposal

Below is a conference proposal I'm submitting to The Popular Culture and Pedagogy: Twitter Conference taking place this upcoming November entirely on the social media site Twitter. It should be a wonderful, and unique, way to learn with and from others in a trans-disciplinary forum! Submission Proposal:    #HashtagHorror: Black Mirror, Shaming Culture, and Ethics … Continue reading #HashtagHorror: Conference Proposal

Technical Writing Syllabus- Summer 2019

This summer session represents my first foray into the teaching of Technical Writing! My students so far have been stellar, and we're only just getting started. We're taking a "learning-by-doing" approach this semester, which means we're producing work not just through technical writing genres, but through technical communication genres. This includes the construction of videos, … Continue reading Technical Writing Syllabus- Summer 2019

Hooks & Sinkers: Writing Effective Introductions and Conclusions in Academic Writing

Today I talked to some Clemson graduate students about the arts of beginning well and ending well in academic writing genres (WAC). I'm incredibly happy to have been a part of such an amazing event put on by Clemson's GRAD360 program, and to have had the chance to talk with such brilliant folks. Writing across … Continue reading Hooks & Sinkers: Writing Effective Introductions and Conclusions in Academic Writing

Book Review: Thinking with Bruno Latour in Rhetoric and Composition

        One could certainly be forgiven for asking the customary question in response to the title of this book review: what does a French sociologist and anthropologist, with no training in composition and seemingly no knowledge of rhetoric studies’ existence as a discipline, have to contribute to the field of academic and … Continue reading Book Review: Thinking with Bruno Latour in Rhetoric and Composition

Into 2019: Teaching with Mirrors (A Pedagogy Reflection)

Teaching with Mirrors Fall 2018 Clemson University        This semester has been dominated by an at-times overwhelming need for balance: balance between coursework and teaching, between video-making and lesson-planning, between writing and grading. Ultimately, the choice (a false one, as I’ll detail in a moment) seemed to be between success in my own … Continue reading Into 2019: Teaching with Mirrors (A Pedagogy Reflection)