Philosophy of Scholarship
My academic research interests, in a very broad sense, include Rhetoric and Composition with specific emphasis on the integration of digital and new media and American literature.
Academic Conference Presentations
- “Economic Bricks and Rhetorical Mortar: The American Lyceum and the Young Republic’s Identity.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference: Durham, NC. 9 Nov 2012.
- “Tracing Labor Relations through Objects in Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!” Southern Studies:
The Auburn University Montgomery Liberal Arts Conference. 11 February 2012.
- “More than the Language is Economical: Characterization of Economics in Hemingway’s Fiction.”
A World of Texts: Cultural Studies & Intertextual Relations: University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 16 April 2011.
- “Star Wars and Capitalism: Cultural and Economic Perspectives on Plagiarism.” Department of English and Humanities Annual Professional Development Conference: Guilford Technical Community College. 16 February 2012. [co-authored with Brian Barbour and Tori Ajemian]