James J. Brown, Jr.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street
6187 E Helen C White
Madison, WI 53706
- University of Texas at Austin. Ph.D. English, concentration in Digital Literacies and Literatures (2009)
Dissertation: "Hospitable Texts"
Adviser: D. Diane Davis
Dissertation Committee: N. Katherine Hayles, Cynthia Haynes, Clay Spinuzzi, Margaret Syverson
- Carnegie Mellon University. M.A. Literary and Cultural Studies (2004)
- Ohio University. B.S. Communications (2000)
- Assistant Professor, English. University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011-present)
- Assistant Professor, English. Wayne State University (2009-2011)
- Assistant Instructor. University of Texas at Austin (2004-2009)
- "Composing the Carpenter's Workshop." Co-authored with Nathaniel Rivers. O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies. (forthcoming)
- "Louie C.K.’s ‘Weird Ethic’: Kairos and Rhetoric in the Network."Present Tense 3. (2012)
- "Interfaces and Infrastructures: Examining New Media Objects in the English Studies Classroom." . Co-authored with Andy Engel, Whitney Hardin, Donora Hillard, Jason Kahler, Michael McGinnis, Derek Risse, and Conor Shaw-Draves Pedagogy 12.3 (2012): 521-540.
- "Composition in the Dromosphere." Computers and Composition. 29.1 (2012): 79-91.
- "Essjay's Ethos: Rethinking Textual Origins and Intellectual Property." College Composition and Communication 61.1 (2009): 212-231.
- "From Friday to Sunday: The Hacker Ethic and Shifting Notions of Labour, Leisure and Intellectual Property." Leisure Studies 27.4 (2008): 395-409.
- "Evil Bert Laden: ViRaL Texts, Collision, and Community." Fast Capitalism 4.1 (2008).
- "(Re)Make it New." Currents in Electronic Literacy. Spring 2008.
- "In Between Lauding and Deriding: A pedagogical review of MySpace." Co-authored with Lacey Donohue. Currents in Electronic Literacy. Spring 2007.
- “Crossing State Lines: Rhetoric and Software Studies.” Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Eds. Jim Ridolfo and Bill Hart-Davidson. University of Chicago Press. (forthcoming)
- "Edit This Page: Wikipedia and the Responsibilities of Digital Rhetorics." The Responsibilities of Rhetoric. Eds. Barbara Warnick and Michelle Smith. Long Grove, Ill.: Waveland Press, 2009: 151-158.
- "Speech Hacks." The Computer Culture Reader. Eds. Judd Ruggill, Joseph Chaney, & Ken McAllister. Newcastle, UK.: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008: 44-60.
- "Paul Cret and the Decorum of Objects." O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies. [Video]
- "Master Hands: A Video Mashup Roundtable," co-edited with Richard Marback. Enculturation 11 (2011).
- "Open Process Software." Review of Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies, by Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Criticism 53.3 (2011): 481-487.
- Review of Acts of Enjoyment: Rhetoric, Zizek, and the Return of the Subject, by Thomas Rickert. Co-authored with Joshua Gunn. Philosophy & Rhetoric. 42.2 (2009): 183-190.
- Review of Color Monitors: The Black Face of Technology in America by Martin Kevorkian. E3W Review of Books. Spring 2007.
- "Game Design and Computer Programming in the General Education Classroom." Co-authored with Eric Alexander. Games Learning & Society 8.0 Conference Proceedings (2012): 515-516.
- "After Community: An Interview with D. Diane Davis." Enculturation 9 (2010).
- "The Literary and the Computational: An Interview with Nick Montfort." Journal of Electronic Publishing14.2 (2011).
- "Algorithmic Thinking and Information Overload. " University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, English Department. Milwaukee, WI. November 2012.
- "Rhetorical Distributions: How Publics Exist After Circulation." With Dale Smith. Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies Symposium on Access, Authority & Identity. Austin, TX. February 2011.
- "Postcomposition and Writing Systems.” Conference of College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. March 2013.
- "The Rhetorical Education of a Computational Machine. " Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Milwaukee, WI September 2012.
- "The Year of Computational Thinking." Computers and Writing Conference. Raleigh, NC. May 2012.
- "Paul Cret and the Decorum of Objects." Rhetoric Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. May 2012.
- "Becoming Object." The Nonhuman Turn. The Center for 21st Century Studies. Milwaukee, WI. May 2012.
- "Paignion: An Immersive Style of Engagement." Conference of College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, Missouri. March 2011.
- "Hospitality, Response-ability, and Ethical Programs." Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. September 2011.
- "Digital Poetry: Coding Publics." Co-presenter, Dale Smith. Computers and Writing. Ann Arbor, MI. May 2011.
- "Close Reading Campaign Rhetorics: Procedurality and MyBarackObama.com." Modern Languages Association Conference, Special Session on "Close Reading the Digital." Los Angeles, CA. January 2011.
- "New Media and the Limits of Lanham's 'Cybernethics.'" Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May 2010.
- "Delivery: From Cicero to Beyonce." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. March 20, 2010.
- "'After the Bubble Bursts': Wikipedia, Rhetoric, and Software Studies." The Future of Digital Studies. Gainesville, FL. February 25, 2010.
- "1995: Quickness and Composition." Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. March 2009.
- "Delivery: From Cicero to Beyonce." South by Southwest Interactive. Austin, TX. March 2009.
- "Edit This Page: Wikipedia and the Responsibilities of Digital Rhetorics." Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Seattle, WA. May 2008.
- "The 'Why?' Question." A multimedia presentation for a special panel entitled "Rhetoric and the Amateur." Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Seattle, WA. May 2008.
- "Evil Bert Laden: Reality and ViRaL Texts." Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans, LA. April 2008.
- "Hospitable Texts." Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. State College, PA. July 2007.
- "Wikipedia: Modeling a Middle Way for Rhetoric." Computers and Writing. Detroit, MI. May 2007.
- "Creative Commons in Composition: The Collaborative Construction of a Classroom Identity." Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, NY. March 2007.
- "Hijacking Scapegoats: Kenneth Burke, Technology, and the 'Doctrine of Use.'" National Communications Association Conference. San Antonio, TX. November 2006.
- "What's in the Box? Locke's Abstraction in Computer Programming." Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Memphis, TN. May 2006.
- "The Grace of a Fat Penguin: The Articulations of Linux Subculture." SWTexas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 2005.
[For details, visit my course website]
University of Wisconsin
- ENG 236: Writing and the Electronic Literary
- ENG 550: Digital Rhetorics
- Graduate Seminar, ENG 700: Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
Wayne State University
- ENG 3010: Intermediate Composition
- ENG 5992: English Senior Seminar
New Media and the Future of Writing
- ENG 7007: Graduate Seminar, Rhetoric and Composition
Questions of Critique
- ENG 8007: Graduate Seminar, Special Topic
New Media Interfaces and Infrastructures
University of Texas at Austin
- RHE 306: Rhetoric and Writing
- RHE 309S: Anthologics
- RHE 309K: Arguing the Digital Divide
- RHE 309S: Issues of Access in the U.S.
- RHE 312: Inventing Electracy
- E 314J: Literature and Computer Programming
- Cydney Alexis (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Committee Member. Defended summer 2012.
- James Rushing Daniels (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Committee Member. Defended summer 2012.
- Andrew Engel (Wayne State University). Committee Member. Defended summer 2012.
- Kyle Kellam (Wayne State University). Committee Member. Defended fall 2012.
- Jason Kahler (Wayne State University). Committee Member
- Rebecca Tarsa (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Committee Co-Chair.
- Adedoyin Ogunfeyimi (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Committee Member
Grants and Awards
- Wayne State University Research Grant, Summer 2010. Awarded $10,000 to support book project, "Hospitable Code."
- University of Texas English Department Dissertation Fellowship, Summer 2008. Awarded $5,000.
- University of Texas Department of Rhetoric and Writing, James L. Kinneavy Award for Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition, Spring 2008. For "Essjay's Ethos: Rethinking Textual Origins and Intellectual Property"
- Editor. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture (2009-present)
- Advisory Board Member. Blogging Pedagogy (2009-Present)
HASTAC Scholar. Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced (2008-present)
- Blogger. Rhetoric Society of America's Blogora (2007-present)
- Member. Rhetoric Society of America Site Selection Committee (2007-2009)
- Reviewer. New Media & Society
- Wayne State University - Committee for Academic Integrity (2010-Present)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison - Composition and Rhetoric Committee (2011-Present)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison - Technology Committee (2012-Present)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison - Composition and Rhetoric Search Committee (2011-2012)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison - Graduate Recruitment Committee (2011-2012)
- Wayne State Rhetoric Society (Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America) - Faculty Advisor (2010-Present)
- Wayne State English Department - Graduate Studies Committee (2010-Present)
- Wayne State English Department - Undergraduate Studies Committee (2010-Present)
- Wayne State English Department - Composition Committee (2009-2010)
- Wayne State English Department - Library Committee (2009-2010)
- University of Texas Digital Writing and Research Lab - Assistant Director (2006-2008)
- University of Texas Department of Rhetoric and Writing - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2006-2007)
- University of Texas Department of Rhetoric and Writing - Co-chair of First-Year Writing Book Selection Committee (2005-2006)
- Circuit Designer. MCI. Richardson, TX (2000-2003)
- Web Design: CSS, HTML, Drupal CMS, Wordpress CMS
- Conference of College Composition and Communication
- Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC)
- Modern Language Association
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Rhetoric Society of America