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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. 

Faculty Governance and Committees

Arts and Sciences Faculty Council Representative

Lynn Lewis (until 2018)

Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee 

Linda Austiin (until 2017, on leave Fall 2016)

Graduate College Faculty Representative

Randi Eldevik

Personnel Committee

Current Members:

Chair: Martin Wallen (until 2017)

Professor: Edward Jones (until 2017)

Professor: Tim Murphy (until 2018)

Associate Professor: An Cheng (until 2018)

Associate Professor: Lynn Lewis (until 2017)

Assistant Professor: Kate Hallemeier (until 2017)

Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee Charter 

Current Members:

American Literature: Lindsey Smith (until 2019)

British Literature: Andrew Wadoski (until 2017)

Creative Writing: Aimee Parkison (until 2018)

TESL/Linguistics: Carol Moder (until 2017)

Rhetoric and Professional Writing: Ron Brooks (until 2019)

Screen Studies: Graig Uhlin (until 2018)

Undergraduate Major Advisor (Voting Member): Clarissa Bonner

Student Rep: TBD 

TA Selection 

Ron Brooks

An Cheng

Richard Frohock

Lisa Lewis

Lynn Lewis

Carol Moder

Jeff Menne

Anna Sicari

Martin Wallen

Graduate Studies Committee

American and British Literature: Katherine Hallemeier (until 2018)

TESL/Linguistics, Composition and Rhetoric, Professional Writing: Rebecca Damron (until 2017)

Screen Studies, Creative Writing: Aimee Parkison (until 2018)

Andrew Wadoski is a non-voting member.

Admissions Committee

An Cheng

Carol Moder

Lisa Lewis

Jeff Menne

Andrew Wadoski

Martin Wallen

Scholarship Selection Committee

Department Head: Richard Frohock

Graduate Coordinator: Andrew Wadoski

Undergraduate Advisor: Clarissa Bonner

Two faculty appointed by the Department Head

Aimee Parkison


Assistant Professor
Director of Creative Writing
MFA, Cornell University

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Fiction Writing
Experimental Prose
Women’s and Gender Studies

Recent Upper Division & Graduate Courses Taught


Fiction Writing (Engl 3030)

Advanced Fiction Writing (Engl 4630)


Seminar in Fiction Writing (Engl 5730)

Crafts and Forms of Prose: Advanced Creative Project (Engl 5763)

Masters Thesis (Engl 5000)

Doctoral Dissertation (Engl 6000)


Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman (FC2/University of Alabama Press 2017)

The Petals of Your Eyes (Starcherone/Dzanc 2014)

The Innocent Party (BOA Editions, Ltd., American Reader Series 2012)

Woman with Dark Horses (Starcherone 2004)

Magazine Publications (Selected)

Fiction:North American Review, Five Points, Quarterly West, The Laurel Review, Santa Fe Literary ReviewThis LandUnstuck, The Collagist, Tarpaulin Sky, Dislocate, Feminist Studies, The Literary ReviewThe Tusculum ReviewLake Effect, The Seattle Review, FugueMississippi ReviewVox, Yalobusha Review, Santa Monica Review, Harpur PalateFiction International, Crab Orchard Review, Other Voices, Denver Quarterly, American Literary Review.

Nonfiction: AWP’s The Writers’ Chronicle magazine, American Book Review, and State magazine.

Poetry: Rattle, Cimarron Review, PMS (poem memoir story), The Cossack Review, 5AM, Briar Cliff Review, TheSow’s Ear Poetry ReviewSo To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Nimrod International Journal, California Quarterly.


Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize from Fiction Collective Two

Christopher Isherwood Fellowship

Kurt Vonnegut Prize from North American Review

Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction

Jack Dyer Prize from Crab Orchard Review

North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship

Writers at Work Fellowship

Charles Angoff Award from The Literary Review

Puffin Foundation Fellowship

American Antiquarian Society William Randolph Hearst Creative Artist Fellowship

Works In Progress? You betcha!


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