rhetoric and composition; writing studies; rhetorical genre studies; rhetoric of literary criticism; academic writing; urban literature; literature of place
…“All Your Doxa Are Belong to Us: The Inhospitable Demagoguery of Gamer Culture.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Portland, OR. Upcoming in May 2020….
…Rhetoric Society of America, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Modern Language Association…
Monograph: The Responsibility of Teaching: Rhetorical Education in Practice and Theory. Revising for publication by a university press.
Book Chapter: “The Bandwidth of Podcasting.” Under review as part of a collection entitled Tuning in to Soundwriting.
Book Chapter: “Developing and Te…
…PhD in Rhetoric and Writing: The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
MA in English: University of Louisville, 2009
BA in English: Belmont University, 2007…
… Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, vol. 19, no. 1, 2020, pp. 157-170.
Detweiler, Eric, and Elizabeth McGhee Williams. “A Living Rhetorical Enterprise: The RSA Oral History Initiative.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 49, no. 5, 2019, pp. 566-582.
“Sounding Out the Progymn…
I’m Eric Detweiler, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Composition in Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of English. I recently earned a PhD in English with a specialization in rhetoric and writing from The University of Texas at Austin. My primary research project focuses on the intersections of rhetoric and writing pedagogy, classical and contemporary rhetorical theory, and rhetorical ethics. In addition, I teach and study digital rhetoric and multimodal composition, especially as they relate to sound studies and sonic rhetorics.
Rhetoric and Technology, alt-scholarship, comics, games, history of philosophy and rhetoric
Rhetoric and Composition
African American Rhetoric and Literature
Rhetoric (digital and otherwise), composition, film, literary study
rhetorical history and theory, jewish studies, the profession
Writing studies, rhetoric, literary theory, modern fiction, film, Holocaust representations
British literature, Irish literature, literature of the First World War, visual rhetoric.
Rhetoric, cultural studies, social movements, American literature, pedagogy
…Professor of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures…
…PhD in English (Rhetoric & Critical Theory), Miami University, 1998
MA in English (Rhetoric & Composition), Miami University, 1994
BA in English, Indiana University at Kokomo, 1992…
I am Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at Michigan State University as well as a faculty member in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. I am lead researcher for the Digital Publishing Lab at MSU, director of the Cultural Rhetorics Consortium, editor-in-chief of constellations: a journal of cultural rhetorics, past chair of the CCCC, and editor emerita of SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures. A widely published scholar and poet, my current book project, This Is A Story, examines the continuum of indigenous rhetorical production in North America, from beadwork to alphabetic writing. I am an unenrolled mixed-blood of Indiana Miami, Eastern Shawnee, and Euroamerican ancestry. In my spare time, I hang out with eccentric Native women artists & poets, and do beadwork.