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


Ron Brooks

Brooks osu


Address: 104C Morrill Hall
Phone: 405-744-9466
Message: 405-744-8368
E-mail: ron.brooks@okstate.edu 

Associate Professor
PhD, The University of Oklahoma

 Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Rhetorical Theory and Composition History

Selected Publications

"Rhetorical Theory in the Light of Food: The Meaning of Authority in Top Chef Masters." Pre/Text: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory 21.1-4 (2013): 173-183.

"The Mechanical Bride of Pinbot: Redressing the Early McLuhan." Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 11.3 (2011): n. pag. Web.

"Ends and Means: Implications of Peace Rhetoric in Oklahoma Writing Classrooms." Oklahoma English Journal 23.2 (2011): 4-11. 

"Early Cold War Professional Communication: A Rationale for Progressive Posthumanism." Technical Communication Quarterly 19.1 (2010): 19-46. 

"'Ingenuous and Cunning Identifications:' Using Burke to Revisit Questions About Rhetorical Authority in the Composition Classroom."  Compendium 2 2.2 (2009). 

"Historicizing Critiques of Procedural Knowledge: Richard Weaver, Maxine Hairston, and Post-Process Theory." College Composition and Communication 61.1 (2009): W90-W106. 

Recent Conference Presentations

"Hillocks.0: Treating Traditional Classroom Space as if it were Digital." Writing Program Administrators. Normal, IL. July 18, 2014.

"Mundane Lives: Robert Ashley's Object Oriented Aria." Rhetoric Society of America. May 26, 2014.

"We Have Always Been Postcomposition." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. March 16, 2013.

"The Mechanical Bride of Pinbot: A Second Take." Modern Language Association. Boston, MA. January 5, 2013.

"The WPA Outcomes Statement: Comparing Student and Teacher Perceptions." Writing Program Administrators. Albuquerque, NM. July 21, 2012. 

"Temple Grandin: A Lesson in Identification." Rhetoric Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. May 26, 2012.

"Gateways Beyond Analysis: McLuhan's Posthumanist Metaphors." Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. March 23, 2012.

"Lighten Up, Watson: The Pedagogical Implications of a Posthumanist Grammar." Writing Program Administrators. Baton Rouge, LA. July 17, 2011.

"Half-Human Half-Animal Figures: Incipient Posthumanism in McLuhan's The Mechanical Bride." Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, MN. Sept 25, 2010.