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About

I am an Assistant Professor of English in Arizona State’s faculty of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication. My current research project focuses on the rhetoric of transhumanism, but I am broadly interested in the reshaping of rhetoric, discourse, and identity in the face of digital technologies. My research and pedagogical work touches on facets of digital rhetoric, digital humanities, emerging media, and technical communications.

Book In Progress

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Transhumanism

My current book project explores the rhetoric of the transhumanism movement with regards specifically to its Utopian content.

Teaching Philosophy

My goals in teaching classes in both rhetoric and literature are intimately connected with my research interests.

CV

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Forthcoming Article

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Fan Utopias and Self-Help Supermen

Forthcoming in Science Fiction Studies

Drawn from my current book, this article suggests that superman fiction, often dismissed as fascist and naive, had certain interesting political ramifications during the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Article in Progress

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Geocomposition: Grounding Writing

In the age of posthuman rhetoric—concerned with objects and animals, what role does the mineral play in composition?

Published Article

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Review of Slime Dynamics

Published in Itineration

Experimental hypertext book review of Slime Dynamics by Ben Woodard.

Podcasting

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Currently Teaching

Classes Taught

The classes I am currently teaching are displayed on this page. To see all of the courses I have taught at ASU, click below:

All My Classes

A list of all the classes I’ve taught (including graduate school) can be seen on my CV.

Currently Teaching

ENG 242: American Literature From 1860

In this class we will be exploring the history of American literature from 1860 to the present. Additionally, we will be looking at ways to quantify American literature using emerging computational tools to study these texts.

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Currently Teaching

ENG 394: H.P. Lovecraft: Style, Science, Myth

An online course exploring the life and work of American horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft. In addition to reading a large chunk of Lovecraft's, we will consider Lovecraft in terms of his unique style, his interest in science, and his role as a myth-maker for the twentieth century.

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Classroom Resources

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Some resources I've used in past courses.

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Software used in development.

Recent Presentation

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How Did I Get Here?

Presentation for CCCC 2014 about GPS and life writing.

Recent Presentation

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Polynesian Paralysis

Presentation on primitive-futurism in tiki culture.

Upcoming Presentation

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Posthuman, Nonhuman, Inhuman

Presentation for RSA 2014 about my new inhuman rhetoric project. This paper is also a sequel to my WSRL presentaiton.

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