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I am an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M in the English Department. 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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My current book project explores the rhetoric of the transhumanism movement with regards specifically to its Utopian content.

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Teaching Philosophy

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


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Published Article

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Fan Utopias and Self-Help Supermen

Published in Science Fiction Studies, 124 (November 2014)

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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Invoking Darkness

Expanding on my presentations at WSRL and RSA, this article argues for a turn-to-darkness in the rhetoric of the nonhuman.

Published Article

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Review of Slime Dynamics

Published in Itineration

Experimental hypertext book review of Slime Dynamics by Ben Woodard.

Online Edition

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Mina Loy Online

Online edition of Mina Loy’s poetry and manifestoes formatted in HTML to be typographically correct, retaining the structural elements of Loy’s writing that is often not produced online.

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Blog Post

Proposal for Creating Free Online Peer-Reviewed Journals

In a discussion on Facebook recently, the lack of rhetoric and composition journals was highlighted as a serious professional problem.1 Our field has grown extensively in the last 20 years but the number of publishing venues has not similarly expanded to keep pace with the growing needs of scholars who have …

Blog Post

Easily Create Elegant Course Websites w/ YAML & Middleman

I love creating new classes. I love the process of mapping a course of knowledge, thinking about what texts will best guide students along a path toward a new understanding of the world. I love the process of creating assignments to help them test their new skills and create new knowledge …

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Creepy Scholarship

There is a lot of talk of the weird in today’s humanities. From Karen Gregory’s Weird Solidarities to Graham Harman’s Weird Realism, we are going through a weird moment in humanities (we’re also going through a weird moment, if you catch my drift). Weird is, as you probably know, entering our …

Recent Presentation

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Sex and the Singularity

Presentation at MLA15 in Vancouver on sexuality, the Vingean Singularity, and Her.

Recent Presentation

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Approaching The Peripheral

Roundtable organized by Brian Croxall on the upcoming William Gibson novel, The Peripheral.

Recent Presentation

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Critical Informatics and the Digital Humanities

Panel I organized that addresses critical contributions digital humanities makes to the cultural understanding of informatics.

Recent Presentation

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Worlds Without Us

Eco-horror, modernity, VanderMeer

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Read about my use of podcasting in the humanities classroom ...

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 A&M and ASU, click below:

All My Classes

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

Classroom Resources

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Some resources I've used in past courses.

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