Caribbean popular music culture, Indo-Caribbean popular culture, Caribbean Carnival culture, Caribbean cultural studies, Indo-Caribbean diaspora, cultural identity, remix culture, remix theory, hybridity
I have a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University. My research and teaching both engage with online communities of participatory knowledge-making and creative work, particularly volunteer groups and projects. I am also interested in intellectual property, remix culture, transdisciplinarity, and digital rhetorics. Currently I teach as an Assistant Professor of professional communication at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Outside of academia, I’ve worked as a graphic designer, web developer, librarian, and editorial assistant. When I have time, I also record audiobooks with LibriVox.
Geoffrey Way is the Manager of Publishing Futures for the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. His research focuses on how digital technologies shape Shakespere’s cultural relevance with audiences through both marketing and performance. His work has appeared in Shakespeare Bulletin, Borrowers and Lenders, The Journal of Narrative Theory, Humanities (co-authored with Devori Kimbro and Michael Noschka), and the collections Early Modern Studies After the Digital Turn and The Shakespeare User: Critical and Creative Appropriations in a Networked Culture (co-authored with Courtney Lehmann). He is currently working on his book, tentatively titled Digital Shakespeares and the Performance of Relevance, and co-editing two collections, Shakespeare, Appropriation, and Power (Working Title) with Vanessa Corredera, and Shakespeare at the Intersection of Performance and Appropration with Louise Geddes and Kathryn Vomero Santos. He also is co-creator and co-host of the podcast Remixing the Humanities with Devori Kimbro and Michael Noschka.
I marshal the middle between Mathers and McLuhan. I’m an aging BMX and skateboarding zine kid. That’s where I learned to turn events and interviews into pages with staples. I have since written about music, media, and culture for over three decades for everything from magazines and blogs to journals and books. I hold a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Loyola University Chicago. As a child, I solved the Rubik’s Cube competitively.
I am an Assistant Professor in Digital Media at the Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University. My research focuses on the material-discursive practices of scholarly research and communication. In my work I critically analyse alternative models of scholarly communication such as open access publishing and living, liquid and remixed books: publishing experiments that try to challenge ideas of authorship, the fixed text, copyright and originality, as well as the system of material production surrounding the book. I try to engage with these new forms both in theory and in practice, where I perform my own research in an alternative, digital, and open way, by publishing it online as it develops, and by experimenting with different, remixed, multimodal and multiplatform versions of my work. In this way I want to rethink the way we do research and how we publish it to avoid uncritically repeating what have become our dominant scholarly practices.
I am currently full time faculty in the Writing Initiative at Binghamton University where I teach freshman composition, professional writing, civic advocacy, and digital rhetorics/remix. We are a small and inclusive program that also advocates for writing-across-the disciplines. I received my doctorate from Stony Brook, and my research currently examines intermedial tropes in American literature through a contemporary theorization of literary voice and viral aesthetics. My research monograph, Mixed Media in Contemporary American Literature: Viral Voices in the Novel was published in 2021 by Routledge. I am also interested in the changing influences of literary forms within our informational, hyper-mediated society. And specifically how contemporary media theory informs our literary, written, and critical pedagogies. I’m also a runner, and you can catch me in the trails of BU or surrounding areas.
My recent book, Contested Records: The Turn to Documents in Contemporary North American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2020), accounts for why so many contemporary poets have turned to source material, from newspapers to governmental records, as inspiration for their poetry. Synthesizing research in social ontology, cultural memory studies, art history, public sphere theory, and the history of the humanities, Contested Records argues that poems driven by the remixing and reframing of found texts powerfully engage with the collective ways we remember, forget, and remember again. Going well beyond Wordsworthian recollections in tranquility, authors of such research-driven and mnemotechnic work use previous inscriptions as a springboard into public intellectualism and social engagement. This is the first book-length study to examine conceptual writing and documentary poetry under the same cover, showing how diverse writers associated with different poetry communities have a common interest in documentation. Putting into provocative conversation writers such as Amiri Baraka, Kenneth Goldsmith, R.B. Kitaj, Mark Nowak, M. NourbeSe Philip, Vanessa Place, and Claudia Rankine, I analyze a range of twenty-first-century poems that have been reviled, celebrated, or in some cases met with equally telling indifference. In doing so, I offer nuanced and non-polemical treatments of some of the most controversial debates about race and ethnicity in twenty-first century literary culture.
rhetoric & writing studies, disability studies, autistic culture, digital studies, queer studies, theory of mind