Academic PUBLICATIONS

Books

Rhetoric and Guns. Edited by Lydia Wilkes, Nate Kreuter, and Ryan Skinnell (Utah State University Press) [accepted, forthcoming 2021]

Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley. Edited by Andrea Alden, Kendall Gerdes, Judy Holiday, and Ryan Skinnell (Utah State University Press, 2019)

Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump. Edited by Ryan Skinnell (Societas Books, 2018)

Reviews: H-RhetorRhetoric ReviewRhetoric and Public Affairs, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Southern Communication Journal

Bureaucracy: A Love Story. Edited by Gabriel Cervantes, Dahlia Porter, Ryan Skinnell, and Kelly Wisecup  (Aquiline Books, 2018)

Conceding Composition: A Crooked History of Composition’s Institutional Fortunes (Utah State University Press, 2016)

Reviews: Across the Disciplines, Enculturation, Rhetoric Review, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, The Peer Review

What We Wish We’d Known: Negotiating Graduate School. Edited by Ryan Skinnell, Judy Holiday, and Christine Vassett (Fountainhead Press, 2015)

Journal Special Issues Edited (Peer-reviewed)

Rhetoric’s Demagogue | Demagoguery’s Rhetoric. Edited by Ryan Skinnell & Jillian Murphy. Special Issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly 49.3 (2019).

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

“Teaching Writing in the (New) Era of Fake News.” College Composition and Communication [accepted, forthcoming 2021]

Using Democracy Against Itself: Demagogic Rhetoric as the Undermining of Democratic Institutions.” Rhetoric’s Demagogue | Demagoguery’s Rhetoric. Special issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly 49.3 (2019): 248-63.

Enlisting Composition: How First-Year Composition Helped Reorient Higher Education in the GI Bill Era.” Journal of Veterans Studies 2.1 (2017): 79-84.

Who Cares if Rhetoricians Landed on the Moon? Or, a Plea for Reviving the Politics of Historiography.” Rhetoric Review 34.2 (2015): 111-28.

Harvard, Again: Considering Articulation and Accreditation in Rhetoric and Composition’s History.” Rhetoric Review 33.2 (2014): 95-112.

Strengthening Graduate Student Preparation for WPA Work.” Co-authored with Cristyn L. Elder and Megan Schoen. WPA: Writing Program Administration 37.2 (2014): 13-35.

Institutionalizing Normal: Rethinking Composition’s Precedence in Normal Schools.” Composition Studies 41.1 (2013): 10-26.

A Problem of Publics and the Curious Case at Texas.” JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory 30.1/2 (2010): 143-73.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 1854 ‘Address to the Legislature of New York’ and the Paradox of Social Reform Rhetoric.” Rhetoric Review 29.2 (2010): 129-44.

Circuitry in Motion: Rhetoric(al) Moves in YouTube’s Archive.” Video and Participatory Culture.  Spec. issue of Enculturation 8 (2010).

BOOK CHAPTERS

“Deceiving Sincerely: The Embrace of Sincerity-as-Truth in Fascist Rhetoric.” In The Rhetoric of Fascism: Devices for the Cult of Irrationality. Ed. Nathan Crick. (University of Alabama Press) [accepted, forthcoming 2021]

“Rewriting Demagogic Discourses.” In Teaching Demagoguery & Democracy. Ed. Michael Steudeman. (Intermezzo) [accepted, forthcoming 2021]

“What Institutional Logics Can Teach Us About Institutional Rhetorics (And Why We Should Care).” Re-inventing Rhetoric Scholarship: Fifty Years of the Rhetoric Society of America. Ed. Roxanne Mountford, Dave Tell, and David Blakesley. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2020. (editorial review): 162-8.

“Toward a Working Theory of Institutional Rhetorics.” Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric & Writing Studies. Ed. Andrea Alden, Kendall Gerdes, Judy Holiday, & Ryan Skinnell. Logan, UT: Utah State UP (2019): 69-82.

“Coming to Terms with the Inevitability of Epic Failure, or Once More unto the Breach.” Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric & Composition. Ed. John Gallagher & Dànielle Nicole DeVoss. Logan, UT: Utah State UP (2019): 229-32.

“What Passes for Truth in the Trump Era: Telling It Like It Isn’t.” Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump. Ed. Ryan Skinnell. Exeter, UK: Societas (2018): 76-94.

“Reconciling Texas; or Inventing (a) Place Out of Place.” Inventing Place: Writing Lone Star Rhetorics. Ed. Jenny Rice and Casey Boyle. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP (2018): 139-49.

“Setting Out for Serendip: Of Research Quests and Chance Discoveries.” Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research. Ed. Maureen Daly Goggin and Peter Goggin. Logan, UT: Utah State UP (2018): 117-28.

“What Are We Doing and Why Are We Doing It?: A Brief Survey of Shared Exigencies in Contemporary Histories of Rhetoric.” Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric’s Change. Ed. Jenny Rice, Chelsea Graham, and Eric Detweiler. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press and Intermezzo (2018): n.p.

“Developing a Professional Profile.” What We Wish We’d Known: Negotiating Graduate School. Ed. Ryan Skinnell, Judy Holiday, & Christine Vassett. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press (2015): 203-8.

Considering the Impact of the WPA Outcomes Statement on Second Language Writers.” Co-authored with Paul Kei Matsuda. The WPA Outcomes Statement: A Decade Later. Ed. Nicholas Behm, et. al. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press (2013): 230-41.

The Literature of Trauma: Reading the Sorrow of Love in Bao Ninh’s The Sorrow of War.Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film, and Other Arts. Ed. Mark Heberle. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press (2009): 256-64.

PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP

I have written essays and op-eds about rhetoric, politics, and culture for a variety of public outlets, including The Hill, Washington Monthly, and Public Seminar.

For details, please visit my “Public Scholarship” page.

Instructional Materials

Good-Faith Argumentation.” 3-week writing course curricular unit. Boston, MA: The Independent Critical Thinking & Writing Co. (2020).

ESSAYS / INTERVIEWS / INVITed contributions

Introduction to Rhetoric’s Demagogue | Demagoguery’s Rhetoric.” Co-authored with Jillian Murphy. Special Issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly 49.3 (2019): 225-32.

“Exigencies for RSQ: An Afterword.” Co-authored with Maureen Daly Goggin. Fifty Years of Rhetoric Society Quarterly: Selected Readings, 1968-2018. Ed. Joshua Gunn & Diane D. Davis. London: Routledge (2018): 343-56.

Research :: Culture :: Exchange: Complex Cultural Exchange Amid a US-Pakistani Education Partnership.” Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies 6 (2018).

Forty Years & More: Reminiscences with Sharon Crowley.” Interview conducted with Judy Holiday, Andrea Alden, & Kendall Gerdes. Composition Forum 37 (2017).

Why Studying Writing Matters.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities: Emerging Interdisciplinary Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities, Oct. 20, 2015. National University of Modern Languages-Islamabad (2016): 130-4.

“Afterword: On the Market.” What We Wish We’d Known: Negotiating Graduate School. Ed. Ryan Skinnell, Judy Holiday, and Christine Vassett. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press (2015): 217-8.

“Connections of a First-Year Teacher.” Journal for the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning 12 (Winter 2006-2007): 84-5.

BOOK REVIEWS

Review of Candace Epps-Robertson’s Resisting Brown: Race, Literacy, and Citizenship in the Heart of Virginia.” Literacy in Composition Studies 7.2 (2019).

Review of Patricia Roberts-Miller’s Demagoguery and Democracy.” H-Rhetor, H-Net Reviews (2018).

Review of Kelly Bradbury’s Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism.” Composition Forum 37 (2017).

Review of Victor J. Vitanza’s Chaste Cinematics.” Co-authored with Geoffrey V. Carter. Enculturation 23 (2017).

Review of Lori Ostergaard and Henrietta Rix Wood’s In the Archives of Composition: Writing and Rhetoric in High Schools and Normal Schools.” Rhetoric Review 35.3 (2016): 270-2.

Review of Victor J. Vitanza’s Sexual Violence in Western Thought and Writing: Chaste Rape.” Enculturation 21 (2016).

Review of Brent Henze, Jack Selzer, and Wendy Sharer’s 1977: A Cultural Moment in Composition.” Co-authored with Maureen Daly Goggin. Rhetoric Review 28.2 (2009): 215-8.

Review of Paul Butler’s Out of Style.” Co-authored with Duane Roen. Rhetoric Review 28.2 (2009): 205-7.

CONFERENCE REVIEWS

“Octalog III: The Politics of Historiography in 2010.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kairos 15.1 (2010).

“Empty Rhetoric and Academic Bullshit: Strategies for Composition’s Self-Representation in National Arenas.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kairos 14.1 (2009).

“Think-Tank for Newcomers Developing Papers and Sessions for CCCC 2009.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kairos 13.1 (2008).

“Charles Bazerman Dancing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kairos. 13.1 (2008).

“Who Represents English Studies? Whom Does English Studies Represent?” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kairos 11.3 (2007).

“Selling Ideas or Selling Out?: Negotiating Identities in the Writing of Composition Textbooks.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kairos 11.3 (2007).

EXHIBITS CURATED

Bureaucracy: A Love Story.” Guest Curator with Gabriel Cervantes, Dahlia Porter, and Kelly Wisecup, UNT Rare Books and Special Collections, 2014-2015. [news story]

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