Victorian literature & culture; material culture studies; embodiment; intersections of socio-spatial, psychological, material, and embodied interiorities; adaptation studies; pedagogy
Victorian fiction (particularly the novel), theories of sexuality and embodiment, affect theory, disability studies
Rhetoric and Composition; Genre Theory; Spatial, Material, and Embodied Rhetoric; Writing Pedagogy; Writing Across the Curriculum; History and Theory of Rhetoric and Writing
John began the Ph.D. program at Syracuse in 2013. (B.A., Philosophy and Religion, Ithaca College, 2009; M.A. Religion, Syracuse University, 2013). His research focuses around questions of religion, technology, and embodiment in American contexts. Using a combination of Posthuman and Ritual theories, Borchert approaches questions of embodied practice from the materiality outward and has written about alternate reality games, burial and memorialization, and online churches. He is interested more broadly in Continental Philosophy, Media, Aesthetics, and Materiality.
…Co-Lead Editor and Founder of The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics
“What Does It Mean to Move?: Race, Disability, and Critical Embodiment Pedagogy.” Composition Forum. (forthcoming)
“Diversity, Technology, and Composition: Honoring Students’ Multimodal Home Places.” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society 6.2. (Spring 2017).
“Bodies and Bees: Rhetorics of Non-/Human E…
I’m an assistant professor of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas, Currently, I teach courses in basic and advanced writing, and graduate classes in rhetorical studies at TDCJ Ramsey Unit. I’ve also taught graduate courses in rhetorical theory, composition pedagogy, and creative writing elsewhere. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in English in 2011, with concentrations in rhetoric and composition, women’s studies, and medieval studies. These interests now guide me in writing about contemporary issues and contexts of coloniality, especially those affecting Latinxs. My primary areas of interest are race, gender, disability, embodied rhetorics and rhetorics of embodiment, and inclusive and empowering pedagogies.
Specialties: English, Linguistics, ESL Teaching Research Interests: neurolinguistics, origin, evolution, acquisition, and processing of language, phonetics, phonology, semantics, semiotics, iconicity, phonosemantics, linguistic typology, comparative linguistics, cognitive linguistics, embodied cognition, natural language processing
DB Bauer is a doctoral candidate in Women’s Studies, a graduate assistant with the Design Cultures and Creativity Honors Program, and a Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities graduate certificate student at the University of Maryland, College Park. DB has a background in technical media production and has worked for PBS, public radio, and other freelance outlets. DB’s scholarly work focuses on the relationship between digital technologies and notions of the human, centralizing issues of gender, affect, embodiment, and critical or scholarly maker practices, specifically using 3D printing, and more recently, virtual reality. DB uses scholarly making to position technology as both research object and research tool. Areas of interest: digital humanities; critical and scholarly making; 3D printing(new) media studies; speculative literature, art, and design; affect; gender performance and embodiment; queer theories; new materialisms; feminisms.
…Post-Digital Touch: Writing Embodiments, Affective Interfaces, and Haptic Media
This project will serve as my dissertation, in which I propose that the way we read is changing with the way we touch. It builds from my published and forthcoming work to account for the importance of touch to textual encounters in an age of ubiquitous computing devices which change the ways we compose our m…
I am a Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Teacher of Record in the Department of English at the University of Florida, specializing in comparative media studies, digital humanities, and embodied rhetorics. I teach, research, and publish broadly across intersections between literature, film, and digital media. My current research project, Post-Digital Touch: Writing Embodiments, Affective Interfaces, and Haptic Media, builds from my published and forthcoming work to account for the importance of touch to textual encounters in an age of ubiquitous computing devices which change the ways we compose our media and our bodily selves. In addition to my research agenda and teaching record, I am a 2016-2018 HASTAC scholar, founding member of the TRACE Innovation Initiative, and coordinator of interdisciplinary digital humanities conferences and workshops at UF.
My research and teaching coalesce around the literary and cultural study of science and medicine, exploring the narratives that shape understandings of illness, health, disability, and embodiment. My book manuscript, “Our Microbes: Imagining Human Interdependence with Bacteria in American Literature, Science, and Culture, 1880-1930,” merges my background in microbiology and literary studies to examine the diverse representations of microorganisms in the years between the popularization of germ theory and the widespread use of antibiotics.
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Selected Book Reviews
“Review of Post-Traumatic Public Theology.” Ecclesiology, forthcoming 2018.
“Review of Heavenly Bodies: Incarnation, the Gaze, and Embodiment in Christian Theology.” Journal of Theological Studies, forthcoming 2017.
“Review of Material Eucharist.” Reviews in Religion and Theology, forthcoming 2017.
“Review of Politi…
I am a Practical and Systematic Theologian whose research interests are particularly focused on the body and taking the embodied experience seriously in theology. This informed my doctoral research which was focused on trauma and its impact on faith as lived theology. It also informs my current research in Digital Theology in which I am concerned with approaches to digital spaces that negate or abstract real bodies and their digital experiences.