I wrote this. It won an award. Ergo, you should read it.
Teaching for Spring 2014: “The #epicfail as Argument”
For anyone interested, some brief info and a link to the course syllabus for the class I'll be teaching at TCU in the spring of 2014: "The #epicfail as Argument."
Kenneth Burke, Louis Zukofsky, and the Comic Framing of “A”-23
If Kenneth Burke was such good friends with William Carlos Williams, and if WCW thought so highly of his poetic protege Louis Zukofsky, then why did Burke consider some of Zukofsky's lines "absolutely hideous"?
Two Thoughts on My First Academic Publication
After having my first review published, some brief thoughts on the collaborative writing process, shifting notions of "audience" for young academics, and the production of "meticulous, responsible" scholarship.
The Rhetoric of Dreams: I.A. Richards, Martin Luther King, and the American Civil Rights Movement
For I.A. Richards, language is not simply a “signaling system” or “code” acting as an appendage to experience, but rather a vital “instrument” constitutive of experience that structures the reality in which we live (Nichols 129). Since two individuals can never share the exact same experiences in life, they must use language as a tool for … Continue reading The Rhetoric of Dreams: I.A. Richards, Martin Luther King, and the American Civil Rights Movement
The Dialectical Objectivist: Louis Zukofsky’s “Mantis” Poems
In Revolution of the Word, Jerome Rothenberg introduces Louis Zukofsky’s Objectivist poetics by stating that it entails “[n]ot a polarization into object/subject but a dialectic” (239). Unfortunately, Rothenberg offers no further commentary regarding this conception of “dialectic,” and his nebulous use of the term fails to say much about how readers should approach works like … Continue reading The Dialectical Objectivist: Louis Zukofsky’s “Mantis” Poems