published projects

These are the projects I’ve published. Click an image to check it out.

Romancing the Zombie

Published by McFarland, our chapter explores the evolution of technological connection via social media complicates modern relationships. Through a comparative analysis of the films Warm Bodies and Her (2013), we argue zombie romances present an alternative reality, devoid of the cyber connectedness of the modern age. – co-authored with Jack Arnal.

May the #kairos be with you

Published in Computers and Composition Online, this piece comes in three versions: academic essay, infographic, and a toggle. Each version presents information in a different way in an effort to be #kairotic. Also, there are Star Wars references and supercuts and and exploration of what #kairos means to social media – co-authored with Cate Blouke and Daniel Schafer.

the daily gas

Published in Women and Language Alternative Texts, this webtext explores material rhetorics, flatulence, and how it is presented in Beano commercials. Rhetoric is more than symbols like pictures, words, and sounds. It’s ingestible – co-authored with Daniel Schafer.

pleased-to-tweet-you

Published in Harlot of the Arts: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, this webtext examines the performance and ethics of live tweeting at conferences. It has a really sweet design and was co-authored with Cate Blouke.

readymade-rhetoric

Published in Computers and Composition Online, “Readymade Rhetoric” looks at the debate in rhetoric and composition circles about whether to teach code or to not teach code. It argues for a “love the one you’re with” pedagogy – co-authored with Robert Kachur.

avengendering

Published in Women and Language Alternative Texts, this ***award-winning webtext*** describes an argument on Twitter featuring Anita Sarkeesian that occurred. The argument was about whether or not Black Widow was a feminist character. In this webtext we analyze the arguments and juxtapose Black Widow with Clarice Starling from Silence of the Lambs – co-author Daniel Schafer.

moving images

Published in Computers and Composition Online, this webtext examines the affordances and constraints of slideshows/image rotators on websites. Sweet design and fun argument. The piece showcases strategies of representation for representing race, gender, and occupation. – co-author Kelly Bradbury.

like-me

Published in Harlot of the Arts: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, this analyzes Facebook’s “Like” button. The webtext puts “Like” through the rhetorical wringer and shows how it means something but not a lot. Or a lot when it doesn’t mean much. Co-authored with Andrea Campbell.

refiguring

Published in Women and Language Alternative Texts, me, Kelly Bradbury, and Envera Dukaj take a look at the rhetoric of family, feminism, and the affordances of special issues for journals in academics. I mean to completely brag: it’s smart.

family-rhet

Published in Harlot of the Arts: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, here’s a special issue we (Kelly Bradbury and me) were special guest editors for. It’s on the rhetoric of family.

momsdads

Published in Computers and Composition Online, this webtext comes from my dissertation on the rhetoric of family and their representations in sperm and egg donor company websites. Enjoy!

techno-velcro

Published in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, this webtext examines how technologies shape family communication and argues for a place in the composition classroom to discuss family – how it’s shaped by tech. and how it is used rhetorically. Co-author Patricia Ericsson.

gender-work

Published in Harlot of the Arts: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, here’s my first ever publication. It’s a guidebook on how to make a J.CREW catalog. Or it’s a satire of the rhetoric of J.CREW advertising.