Phil Bratta

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Address: Morrill 104C
Phone: 405-744-2965

Assistant Professor
PhD in Rhetoric and Writing, Michigan State University
MA in English (Composition and Rhetoric), University of Florida
BA in Cultural Studies, Columbia College Chicago

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Visual Rhetorics
  • Embodiment
  • Digital Rhetorics
  • Cultural and Material Rhetorics

Recent Journal Articles

"The Racial Politics of Circulation: Trumpicons and White Supremacist Doxai.” Co-authored with Laurie Gries. Rhetoric Review, vol. 38, no. 4, 2019, pp. 417-431.

“Introduction: Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments.” Co-authored with Scott Sundvall. Digital Technologies, Bodies, and Embodiments, special issue of Computers and Composition: An International Journal, vol. 53, 2019, pp. 1-8.

“Reflections on/of Embodiment: Bringing our Whole Selves to Class.” Co-authored with Trixie Smith, Katie Manthey, John Gagnon, Ezekiel Choffel, Wonderful Faison, and Scott Secrist. Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, vol. 28, no. 1, 2019, pp. 45-63.

“Introduction: Entering the Cultural Rhetorics Conversations.” Co-authored with Malea Powell. Special Issue of enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture, vol. 21, 2016, n.p.

“The Public Pants: A Visual Rhetoric of Gendered and Classed Imperialism.” Visual Culture and Gender, vol. 10, 2015, pp. 19-28.

“Rhetoric and Event: The Embodiment of Lived Events.” enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture, vol. 19, 2015, n.p.

Recent Book Chapters 

"They Believe Their Belief: Rhetorically Engaging Culture through Affect, Ideology, and Doxa.” Affect, Emotion, and Rhetorical Persuasion in Mass Communication, edited by Lei Zhang and Carlton Clark, Routledge, 2019, pp. 93-105.

“Believing in Change: The Aesthetic Value of Repetition and Accumulation to Socially-Engaged Practice.” Co-authored with Ames Hawkins. With the Network/In the Network: Cultural and Artistic Creation, Investigation and Communication in the Internet Era, edited by Lidia Bocanegra Barbecho and Ana García López, University of Granada and Downhill Publishing, 2017, pp. 311-333.

Recent Conference Presentations

“Making Space through Performing Land-based Rhetorics.” Cultural Studies Association International Conference, May 2019, New Orleans, LA.

“Kairotic Publics: The Places and Spaces of Performing Activism.” 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2019, Pittsburgh, PA.

“Inventing Story: Rhetorical De/livery and Per/form.” Rhetoric Society of America 18th Biennial Conference, May 2018. Minneapolis, MN.

“Working with/in constellations: Orienting to Feminist Scholarly Publishing Practices.” Eleventh Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, October 2017. Dayton, OH.

“Wandering into Wondering and Wonder with(in) a Digital Archive.” 2017 Computers and Writing, June 2017. Findlay, OH.

“Affective Research and Rhetorical Practices with Archives.” 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2017. Portland, OR.

“Cultural Affects of Labor.” 2016 Cultural Rhetorics Conference, October 2016. East Lansing, MI.

“Embodied Kairos: Moving Beyond the Temporal.” Rhetoric Society of America 17th Biennial Conference, May 2016. Atlanta, GA.

“Building an Outreach Program: Three Key Considerations for Creating, Developing, and Sustaining Community Partnerships.” Conference on Community Writing, October 2015. Boulder, CO.

“Activist Affordances of Digital Storytelling in the Academy,” R. Sixth International Digital Storytelling Conference, September 2015. Northampton, MA.

“Reciprocal Relationships with Communities: Ethics in #MidwestHungeris.” East Central Writing Centers Association 2015 Conference, April 2015. Notre Dame, IN.

“Making Spaces through Activist Ritual and Embodied Writing.” 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2015. Tampa, FL.