Composing Self in a Surveillance Culture (SAMLA 2015)

Earlier today, I presented the talk “Compositing Self in a Surveillance Culture:  Reminiscences and Notes on Teaching Personal Branding in College Writing Courses.”   The following artifacts and resources were alluded to or directly cited during the presentation. Interactive Syllabus… Continue Reading


The Value of Career Nights for (English) Majors


Call:  Spelman College English Club will be hosting Career Night on October 5. Response:  Perceptions of career planning at Liberal Arts colleges are a “major” problem. I posted the following article on LinkedIn.  The text of this article is copied… Continue Reading


Access to ENGL 384A: Rhetoric of Advertising

This Spring, I am teaching Rhetoric of Advertising (ENGL 384A). This course will investigate the transformative effects of social media, self-branding/promotion, and scandal on advertising. Students will create online personae, observe and assess symbolic power, and invent novel responses that… Continue Reading