Upcoming Events




01/31/2018 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Joshua Daniel-Wariya

 Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Digital Rhetoric 
  • Game Studies
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Writing Program Administration

 Recent Graduate and Upper Division Courses

  • Topics in Rhetorical Theory: Software Studies
  • Games, Play, and the Cultures of Online, Interactive Media 
  • Rhetoric and Change: Studies in the History of Rhetoric 
  • Style and Editing 
  • Topics in Rhetoric and Professional Writing: Game Studies 

Recent Publications

"Ludic Rhetorics: Theories of Play in Rhetoric and Writing." In Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley. Ed. Judy Holiday, Andrea Alden, Kendall Gerdes, and Ryan Skinell. Forthcoming, 2017. 

"Race Within the Machine: Ambient Rhetorical Action and Racial Ideology." Co-Authored with James Chase Sanchez. Forthcoming in Rhetorical Machines: Past, Present, and Future Conversations in Rhetoric and Computation. Ed. John Jones and Lavinia Hirsu. Forthcoming, 2017. 

"Gamification Makes Writing Fun." In Bad Ideas about Writing. Ed. Drew Loewe and Cheryl E. Ball. Forthcoming, 2016.

"A Brief Rhetoric of Infographic Design." Textbook Chapter for English 1213 at Oklahoma State University. 2016. 1-15. Web. 

"A Langauge of Play: New Media's Possibility Spaces." Computers and Composition 40.1 (2016): 32-47. 

Review of Women in Gaming: The Sims and 21st Century Learning. In Computers and Composition 29.2. 2013. 

“Philip Roth’s Comic Corrective.” In Baseball and Social Class: Essays on the Democratic Game that Isn’t. Ed. Ronald Kates and Warren Tormey. 2012. 148-161.  

Recent Conference Presentations

Playing Decision Points: Politics Performed through Gamification.” 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, 2016. Atlanta. 

"Gamification and the Technologies of Racial Coding." Computers and Writing, 2016. Rochester. 

"When Students Design Games: Risks, Rewards, and Possibilities." Computers and Writing, 2015. University of Wisconsin-Stout. 

"Possibility and Play: Unleashing Creativity in Student Screencast Videos." The Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2015. Tampa Bay. 

"Composing Play: Epic Learning in Literacy Spaces." Meaningful Play, 2014. Michgan State University. 

“Huizinga’s Magic Circle and the Symbolization of Play.” 16th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, 2014. San Antonio. 

“Rearranging Assessment: The Outcomes of Play.”
 The Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2014. Indianapolis. 

The Play of Modes, the Emergence of Meaning: Reading New Media Scholarship.”
 The Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2013. Las Vegas. 

“'We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For': Timelessness in Digital Cinema.”
 The Eighth Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society, 2011. Clemson.

“Luke Gofannon Loves Third Base: Playing with Spalding in Philip Roth’s The Great American Novel.
 30th Annual SW/TX PCA/ACA Pop Culture Conference, 2009. Albuquerque.