Nineteenth-century French literature, the intellectual/social/political history of the July Monarchy, Caribbean Francophone Literature, Intercultural Communication Theory, cognitive-science-informed learning theories, Atlantic History, Julius T. Fraser’s “nested hierarchies” theory of time.
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Writing Assessment, Technical Communication, Biography, Theory, Technology and Education, World Literature
Distinguished University Professor and Chair of English, Widener University Editor, The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914–1945 Modernism, Narrative, Narrative Theory, Life Writing, Gender, Sexuality, Women’s Studies, Mentoring, Pedagogy, Scholarly Communication / Publishing
Aimee Armande Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Kansas. She is the author of Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control (Bloomsbury 2016). She specializes in twentieth century literature, particularly transatlantic modernism, feminist theory, and reproduction. Her current book project examines the relationship between writing, masculinity, and pregnancy.
British romanticism, William Blake, digital humanities, visual arts, editorial theory and practice, communication–especially across generations. Xediting has served as my working term for both the kind of editing-always-in-progress highlighted by my digital experience as an editor and for the kind of always-editing-in-daily-life that we usually think of choosing rather than editing. I’d be interested in attempting to make a book, or something sort of like a book, in MLA Commons. It even has a title: it’s been “Posterity” for too long but the project has outgrown the working title before I’ve managed to come up with a replacement.
Christopher Jenks received his graduate degrees from George Mason University and Newcastle University (England). Before arriving at the University of South Dakota, he taught at the City University of Hong Kong, Newcastle University, and Konkuk University (Seoul, South Korea). He specializes in the political and cultural implications of the global spread of English. His research interests include multiculturalism, critical race theory, translingualism, postcolonialism, neoliberalism, and national identities. His eight published and forthcoming books cover a range of topics, including chat room interaction, intercultural communication, and second language acquisition. His 2010 edited collection on second language acquisition was runner-up for the 2011 British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Book Award. He is currently working on a project that examines how roadside billboards of the Midwest represent discursive spaces for national identity construction.
Douglas Eyman is Director of the PhD in Writing and Rhetoric, the MA concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), and the undergraduate Professional Writing Minor at George Mason University. He teaches courses in digital rhetoric, technical and scientific communication, editing, web authoring, advanced composition, and professional writing. His current research interests include investigations of digital literacy acquisition and development, new media scholarship, electronic publication, information design/information architecture, teaching in digital environments, and video games as sites of composition. Eyman is the senior editor and publisher of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, an online journal that has been publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on computers and writing since 1996. His most recent publications include Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice (University of Michigan Press, 2015) and Play/Write: Games, Writing, Digital Rhetoric (co-edited with Andrea Davis, Parlor Press, 2016). His scholarly work has appeared in Pedagogy, Computers and Composition, Technical Communication, Cultural Practices of Literacy (Erlbaum, 2007), Digital Writing Research(Hampton Press, 2007), Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (Hampton Press, 2008), Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities (Chicago, 2015), and Microhistories of Composition (Utah State, 2015).
I teach literature in the Department of English at Florida International University. My research interests include narrative theory, global science fiction and fantasy, philosophy of language, popular culture, cognition, spatial theory, science and literature, and biblical hermeneutics.
After living on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands for five years, Brianna relocated to the Pacific Northwest in February 2015. In the spirit of civilization and maturity, Brianna then rejoined the corporate world as a proposal and marketing writer for a technology solutions company until late 2015. She left the corporate world after realizing it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, focusing her time and energy on completing her doctoral work and relaunching her business. Brianna graduated with her PhD in Creative Writing in July 2017. She currently offers writing, editing, and marketing services through her marketing and communications consulting company, BJG Consulting, LLC full-time. Brianna also reads and reviews books for new and established authors. She typically specializes in Young Adult (YA) fiction, science fiction, fantasy, female-centric and feminist literature, family themes, and academic pieces, but is open to all queries. Brianna’s research interests include feminist theory in literature, teaching Standard English composition to English-dialect speakers, bridging culture gaps between texts and students, bridging the communication divide between professors and students, teaching composition using novels, and effective pedagogy for teaching English composition.
Digital humanities, digital pedagogy, networked rhetoric, scholarly communication, 19th century American literature