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Profile picture of Eleah Anz

Education: 
BS in Secondary Education, Idaho State University 2013
MA in English, Idaho State University 2017

Research Interests:
I am interested in religious rhetoric in a broad sense. More specifically, I study the ideas of historic "peace churches" such as Mennonites and The Society of Friends (Quakers). I also study religious intentionalism both within the peace church context and the larger American context.  

Contact:
eleah.b.anz-1@ou.edu


Research Interests:
Disability Studies; Working-Class Studies; Writing Program Administration, Enlightenment-Modern Rhetorical Theory

Publications:
 “Microcelebrity, Class, and Participatory Entitlement: The Cases of Jaclyn Hill and Jeffree Star.” The Power of Makeup: Evolving Commerce, Community, and Identity in the Modern Makeup Tutorial, edited by Clare Douglass Little, Lexington Books, 2020

"Review of Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth Century: Transnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice," edited by Jan Walmsley and Simon Jarrett. Disability Studies Quarterly, vol, 41, no. 2, 2021; forthcoming.

“Supporting Neurodiverse Writing and Revision Processes in the Online Classroom.” Co-authored with Dr. Adam Hubrig. Better Practices: Experts Explain How They Teach Writing Online. Eds. Troy Hicks and Amy Cicchino. 2022; forthcoming 

“Writing with the Working Class: The Future of Public Rhetoric.” Co-authored with Kalyn Prince.  Composition & Rhetoric in Contentious Times. Eds. Rachel McCabe and Jennifer Juszkiewicz. 2022; forthcoming 

“Review of Unexpected: Parenting, Prenatal Testing, and Down Syndrome,” by Alison Piepmeier with George Estreich and Rachel Adams. Disability Studies Quaterly, vol. 42, no. 2, 2022; forthcoming 


Research Interests: 
Rhetoric of Food; Digital Literacy; Community Literacy; Feminist Rhetoric; Technical Writing and Communication 

Publications:
“‘You Are a Bright Light in These Crazy Times’: The Rhetorical Strategies of #BakeClub that Counter Pandemic Isolation. Popular Culture Studies Journal, vol. 10, no. 1, 2022; forthcoming.


Research Interests:
American literature 1900 to the present; cultural and critical theory; gender and sexuality; American popular culture

Publications:
“Nancy Drew, Sexual Deviancy, and Rewrites in Cold War America.” Clues: A Journal of Detection, vol. 37, no. 1, Spring 2019, pp. 81-90.

 

Profile Picture of Sarah Chambers

Research Interests: 
17th century British Literature, Renaissance and Early Modern Poetry and Drama, Poetics

Publications: 
“A Stranger to His State: Prospero’s Isolation Through Art.” Journal of the Wooden O, vol. 18, 2018, pp. 118-25

Alex Crayon

Research Interests:
Creative Writing; Narrative & the Novel; Interactive Literature; Literature in Translation; Rhetoric of Privilege; Religious Rhetoric

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Research interests:
Regency and Victorian British literature; women writers; the history of reading; literary theory

Contact:
escrider@ou.edu


Research Interests:
Native American and worldwide Indigenous literature; African American literature; creative nonfiction and poetry; literary publications; Kiowa language; Southern Plains Native American music 

Academic Publications:
Review of Traditions of the Caddo by George A. Dorsey. Mid-America Folklore, Vol. 27 Numbers 1-2, Spring/Fall 1999.  

“An Interview with Fritz Scholder.” American Indian Art Magazine. Vol. 34, Number 1, Winter 2008.  

Introductions to “Blind Fox and Two Girls” and “The Boy Who Turned into a Snake.” When Dream Bear Sings: Native Literatures of the Southern Plains. Gus Palmer, Jr., ed. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. 

Additional Publications
Indian Country Today, Native American Times, Oklahoma Gazette, OKC Business, Tribal College Journal, Wichita Tribal News 


Research Interests:
19th-century American literature; 19th-century Russian literature; the overlarge novel; ecocriticism; vegan rhetoric.

Courtney Jacobs

Research Interests:
Post-1945 American literature; women's literature; narrative studies; affect theory; cognitive theory

 

Publications:
"Literary Genre and Emotional Experience: The After-Effects of Intergenerational Trauma in the Neo-Slave Narrative' of Toni Morrison's BelovedSPELL: Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature, vol. 38, Fall 2019. Written with Ronald Schleifer.

"Bullets and Barter:' The Force of Love Speech in Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body." Critique: studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 59, no. 4, 2018.


Education:
MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Oregon State University
Honors BA in English and Psychology, Oregon State University

Research Interests:
Academic Administration & Project Management, 17th century British Literature and Drama (Early Modern), Renaissance Medicine, Renaissance Consumer Culture; Popular Culture and EM Literature

Publications:
Krieger, Katy, et al. "Weigh your words: An exploration of natural word use in a fat studies course." Fat Studies 7.1 (2018): 56-68.

“Guest Rights and Gods: Historical Hospitium in Game of Thrones” in Theology and Popular Culture, ed. Matthew Brake. Lexington, Forthcoming December 2020. 

“Graduate Studies and Campus Closures” Inside Higher Ed. 24 May.

Contact:
klkrieger@ou.edu


Research Interests:
Rhetoric in Military Subcultures; Rhetoric and Identity; Oral Text Traditions  

Profile picture of Elisabeth Murphy

Research Interests:
19th Century British Literature; Women Writers of the late Romantic and early Victorian Periods; Women's and Gender Studies; Feminist and New Historicist theories and criticism 

Contact: 
elisabeth.a.murphy-1@ou.edu

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Education:
BA, California State University of Fullerton

Research Interests:
John Milton, Catholic Theology in Protestant writings, and Prophetic language of the Renaissance

Contact:
jared.d.nabhan-1@ou.edu


Research Interests:
The rhetoric of nostalgia, rhetorical criticism, political discourse, public writing and argumentation, rhetoric and pop culture, rhetorical education


Research Interests:
Native American Literature, American and British Gothic Literature, and Contemporary Genre Film.

Contact:
tatiana.a.rosillo-1@ou.edu 

 


Research Interests:
19th-20th century American literature, satire, and translation.

Publications:
Book Reviews

May, 2017 Book Review:マーク・トウェイン ポケットマスターピース 06 [Mark Twain Pocket Master Piece 06]. Journal of Mark Twain Studies 16, edited by The Japan Mark Twain Society, Nanundo.

May, 2017 Book Review:それはどっちだったか [Which Was It?]. Journal of Mark Twain Studies 16, edited by The Japan Mark Twain Society, Nanundo.

Articles

March, 2017 Summary of Master’s Thesis: Mark Twain’s Double-bind Dilemmas in Pudd’nhead Wilson. Bulletin of the Graduate Division of Letters, Arts and Sciences of Waseda University 62, Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences of Waseda University.

February, 2015 『馬の物語』における男性性と女性性の表象 反帝国主義者としてのマーク・トウェインのジレンマ [Masculinity and Femininity in A Horse’s Tale: Mark Twain’s Dilemma as an Anti-Imperialist]. Horizon 47, Waseda University English and American Literature Society, pp. 12-25.

March, 2014 Graduation Thesis: マーク・トウェイン作品における「嘘」[Symbols of Lying in Mark Twain’s Novels]. Theses 2014, School of Humanities and Social Sciences English Department of Waseda University, pp. 33-76.

Translation

February, 2016 Kyoko, Hayashi. 帰る [Going Back]. Translated by Gayle K. Sato and Takahiro Seto. Horizon 48, Waseda University English and American Literature Society, pp. 16-35.


Education: 
BA in English, minor in Music, East Central University. 

Research Interests:
French and Russian literature/language, post-modern/existentialist theory, mimetic critical theory

Publications:
“Separate Lives: Social Dynamic within Chekhov’s Ivanov.” CARTA Research Journal, Seeds of Hope Publishers, 2020.

“Assemble a Symbol.” Originals 2020, Mercury Press, 2020.

“Grace Clasped Hands.” Originals 2019, Mercury Press, 2019.

“Day One at Lolla.” Originals 2018, Mercury Press, 2018.

“Midmorning Son.” Originals 2018, Mercury Press, 2018

Contact:
 Avery.J.Stevens-1@ou.edu


Research Interests:
Native American Literature; Indigenous Rhetoric; Semiotics of the Native Image

Kristen Wheaton

Education:
BA Global Studies, University of Nebraska Lincoln. 2016
MA English, Idaho State University. 2020
TESOL Certification, Idaho State University. 2020

Research Interests:
The rhetorics of political performance, body, identity and ethos; feminist, queer, critical race theories; figurations of authority and personhood; rhetorical pedagogy

Profile picture of Kelsey Willems

Education:
BA in English from McMurry University 
MA in English from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 

Research Interests:
I am interested in trauma rhetoric specifically concerning the traumatic events of 9/11 and the covid-19 pandemic. My research focuses on the nuanced variations between a collective trauma versus personal and how the field of rhetoric can help with narrative therapy in healing after such events. The goal I have is to help communities and the FYC classroom better understand and heal from specific traumatic events. 

Contact:
Kelsey.l.willems-1@ou.edu

Jake Witt

Research Interests:
African-American and Native American Literatures