Recent Ph.D. dissertations

Title Student Year Advisor
The Writers-First Principle: An Expressivist Approach to First-Year Writing Instruction & Teacher Research Anthony DeGenaro 2021 Richard Marback
Theatrical Scholars: Scholarly Characters in Early Modern Popular Drama Sean Levenson 2021 Simone Chess
Antiwar Literature in the US since 1945 Kelly Polasek 2021 Jonathan Flatley
Named But Not Known: Teaching and Assessing the Research-Writing Process Ruth Boeder 2020 Jeff Pruchnic
Curricular Inquiry: A Survey of Writing Pedagogy Practicum Instructors Claire Russell 2020 Jeff Pruchnic and Donnie Sackey
Coming Out as Complex: Understanding LGBTQ+ Community Writing Groups Hillary Weiss 2020 Donnie Sackey
Toward an Ecofeminist Embodied Pedagogy: A Study of Difference in Online and Offline Rachel Dortin 2020 Donnie Sackey
The Politics of Hijab in American Culture Noha Beydoun 2020 Sarika Chandra
Technical Communication Pedagogy: The Rhetoric of Online Gaming Catherine Donaldson 2019 Frances Ranney
Reading Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poetry in Terms of Spirituality and Feminism Nadia Mohammad 2019 Michael Scrivener
A Rhetoric of Zaniness: The Case of Pepe the Frog Sean Milligan 2019 Richard Marback
Under the Sign of Suicide Theodore Prassinos 2019 Jonathan Flatley
Unsound Media: An Archaeology of Technics at the Limits of the Audible Ian Kennedy 2019 Steve Shaviro
Everyday Transcendence: Contemporary Art Film and the Return to Right Now Aaron Pellerin 2019 Steve Shaviro
Sonic Motion and Heaviness in Black Media Kevin Ball 2019 Chera Kee
Distillation of Sound: Dub in Jamaica and the Creation of Culture Eric Abbey 2019 Steve Shaviro
Enfreakment: Bodies as Spectacle in Children's and Young Adult Fiction Nabilah Khachab 2019 Lisa Maruca
Blackness and the Rhetoric of Racism in the University of Cape Town's Rhodes Must Fall Movement and the University of Missouri's Concerned Student 1950 Movement Joseph Lewis 2019 Richard Marback
Words [Don't Always] Fail Me: Contemplating the Complexities of Gender and Genre in American Short Fiction by Women Erin Bell 2019 Renée Hoogland
Ambivalent Subversive Narratives: John Thewall, Mary Prince, and John Clare Kemael Johnson 2018 Michael Scrivener
Blue to BDU: The Five Canons of Rhetoric and the Text of the Police Uniform Vytautas Malesh 2018 Frances Ranney
Border Ends: Anti-Imperialism, Settler Colonialism, and the Mexican Revolution in U. S. Modernism Brad Flis 2018 Barrett Watten
Chivalry and Governance in Maolry's Le Morte Darthur and Tennyson's Idylls of the King Shawn Cooper 2018 Caroline Maun
Democratic Communication: Lessons from the Flint Water Crisis Melinda Myers 2018 Richard Marback
Gender, Geography, and Alterity in Shakespeare Elizabeth Acosta 2018 Ken Jackson
Queer Slashers Peter Marra 2018 Chera Kee
Steven Shaviro
The Center of All Beauty: Radical Democracy and Critical Knowledge of the Poetic Subject in 20th-Century American Poetry Marcus Merritt 2018 Barrett Watten
Toward a Theory of Work: Personal Responsibility, Self-Regulation, and Identity in the Age of America's Work Crisis Katrina Newsom 2018 Sarika Chandra
Strange Lands of Opportunity--Representations of Moral, Social, and Economic Profit in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature. Lisa Kanniainen 2017 Jaime Goodrich
(An) Unsettled Commons: Narrative and Trauma After 911 Chinmayi Kattemalavadi 2017 Jonathan Flatley
Affective Dissonance: (Post)Feminism and Popular Cultural Expressions of Motherhood Judith Lakämper 2017 Renée Hoogland
Servant Voices and Tales in the British Gothic Novel, 1764-1847. Reema Barlaskar 2017 Michael Scrivener
This is Us Saying Who We Are: Speaking the Rhetoric of Mental Disability. Renuka Uthappa 2017 Richard Marback
After the Clinic: Gendered Pathology in Modernist Literature Alisa Allkins 2016 Barrett Watten
Ecological Awareness: Enacting an Ecological Composition Curriculum to Encourage Student Knowledge Transfer Nicole Varty 2016 Jeff Pruchnic 
Emerging Genres of Online Technical Communication Luke Thominet 2016 Jeff Pruchnic 
Memes, ARGs and Viral Videos: Spreadable Media, Participatory Culture, and Composition Pedagogy Mary Karcher 2016 Francie Ranney
Novelistic Intimacies: Reading and Writing in the Late Age of Print Vincent Haddad 2016 Renée Hoogland
Politics and Pedagogy: Recuperating Rhetoric and Composition's Native Ethical Tradition Derek Risse 2016 Jeff Pruchnic
Reconceptualizing the Construct of the Individual Writer in Composition Studies: A Felt Life Model of Writing Wendy Duprey 2016 Ellen Barton
Rethinking the Mulatto Character and National Identity: 1865 and Beyond in African American and Brazilian Literature Theresa Lindsey 2016 Melba Boyd
Saving Innocents: Tracing the Human Monster Hunter's Hetero-Normative Agenda from the 1970s to Today Adam Yerima 2016 Chera Kee
Self-Directed Learning and the Development of Self-Efficacy in Basic Writing Amy Latawiec 2016 Gwen Gorzelsky
The Role of Enculturation in Student Writing-Related Beliefs, Values, and the Potential for Transfer Joseph Paszek 2016 Gwen Gorzelsky
The Role of Explicit Genre Pedagogy and Genre Awareness: Investigating Student Perceptions of Instructor Feedback in Intermediate Composition Jule Thomas 2016 Ellen Barton
Time in American High Modernism: Reading Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner Masahiko Seki 2016 Caroline Maun
Weird Propaganda: Texts of the Black Power and Women's Liberation Movements Marie Buck 2016 Jonathan Flatley
Life is a Luminous Halo': Gender and Androgynous Time in Virginia Woolf Ashley Whitmore 2015 Anca Vlasopolos
A Recursive Service Learning Program: Empowering Students of Color Traveling Within Community Borders Cindy Mooty-Hoffmann 2015 Jeff Pruchnic
Gwen Gorzelsky
Chivalric Lieux de Mémoire: Nostalgia, Communal Memory, and the Burden of Historical Consciousness in Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur Wilkie Collins 2015 Elizabeth Sklar
Literacy Potentials: Agency, Embodiment, and Hybridity in Cézar Chávez's Discourse Practices Clay Walker 2015 Gwen Gorzelsky
Public Subjects: Wayne State, Institutional Texts, and Public Rhetoric Michael McGinnis 2015 Ellen Barton
Sowing Seeds of Subversion: Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers' Subversive use of Fairy Tales and Folklore Shandi Wagner 2015 Michael Scrivener
Turning the Page: Fandoms, Multimodality, and the Transformation of the 'Comic Book' Superhero Matt Cicci 2015 Chera Kee
A Genealogy of Ecological Rhetoric: Heraclitus, Bacon, Darwin and Huxley Jared Grogan 2014 Jeff Pruchnic
Annihilation and Accumulation: Postcolonial Literatures of Genocide and Capital Shashi Thandra 2014 Robert Aguirre
In Particularity We Trust: Richard Dutcher's Mormon Quartet and a Latter-Day Saint Spiritual Film Style Mark Brown 2014 Steven Shaviro
Marketing Good Taste: Print Agents' Use of Paratext to Shape Markest and Readers in Early Modern England Andie Silva 2014 Simone Chess
Re-Imagining Invention (Post)Pedagogy from Ulmer's Electracy to Design Ruth Clayman 2014 Richard Marback
Acting Out Citizenship in Global and Local Contexts Whitney Hardin 2014 Richard Marback
Responsive Classroom Ecologies: Supporting Inquiry and Rhetorical Awareness in College Writing Courses Adrienne Jankens 2014 Gwen Gorzelsky
Sex, Labor, and the American Way: Detroit Aesthetic in Mid-Twentieth-Century Literature Jenna Gerds 2014 Barrett Watten
Technologically-Mediated Writing in the First-Year Writing Classroom: Twitter and Immediate Writing Jason Kahler 2014 Richard Marback
The Traumatized/Traumatizing Subject in Anna Deveare Smith, Suzan-Lori Parks, and August Wilson Christopher Giroux 2014 Lisa Ze-Winters
Undermining the Angelic Restrictions of First-Wave Feminism: What the New Woman Did, Didn't, and Wouldn't Do Jane Asher 2014 Anca Vlasopolos
Commedia: Rhetoric and Technology in the Media Commons Conor Shaw-Draves 2014 Jeff Pruchnic
A Cognitively Enabling Approach: Cognitive Diversity in Composition Studies Crystal Starkey 2013 Jeff Pruchnic
Drawn Out in Love: Religious Experience, The Public Sphere, and Evangelical Lay Women's Writing in Eighteenth Century England Andrew O. Winckles 2013 Michael Scrivener
Jane Eyre And Her Transatlantic Literary Descendants: The Heroic Female Bildungsroman And Constructions of National Identity Abigail Heiniger 2013 Anca Vlasopolos
The Materialism of the Encounter: Queer Sociality and Capital in Modern Literature Michael Schmidt 2013 Barrett Watten
Without Content: Rhetoric, American Anarchism, And the End(s) of Radical Politics Mike Ristich 2013 Jeff Pruchnic
On Beauty and Ethics in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Renuka Gusain 2013 Ken Jackson
Faith and (Un)Certainty in the Writing of Stowe, Hawthorne, and Dickinson: The Intersecting Language of Theology and Feminism Denise Yezbick 2012 Ross Pudaloff
Flickering Cities: Multimedia City Fabrics and the Changing Nature of Citizenship Andrew Geddes Engel 2012 Richard Marback
Motion(less) Pictures: The Cinema of Stasis Justin Remeselnick 2012 Kirsten Thompson
This Fact Which is Not One: Differential Poetics in Transatlantic American Modernism Sara Ruddy 2012 Barrett Watten
Wired & Dangerous: Hacks, Hair Extensions and Other Twists on Traditional Technical Communications Hilary Sarat-St. Peter 2012 Frances Ranney
Writing the Self: Feminist Experiment And Cultural Identity Jill Darling 2012 Barrett Watten
Hallowed Ground: Literature And the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England, c. 1550-1704 Michael Thomas Martin 2012 Ken Jackson
Gender and Race, Online Communities and Composition Classrooms Jill Morris 2011 Richard Marback
Making Memory: Techne, Technology, and the Refashioning of Contemporary Memory Kimberly Lacey 2011 Richard Marback 
Reassembling Documentary: From Actuality to Virtuality Emine Selmin Kara 2011 Richard Grusin
 Staging Witchcraft: The Elizabethan and Jacobean Dramatic Appropriation of The Witch-Lore and Witch-Hunt Kyoung Hee Lee 2010 Arthur Marotti
 'Eve's Apples': Growing Ladies in the Brontëan Sublime, 1826-1853 Victoria Abboud 2010 Anca Vlasopolos
Rhetorical Outcomes: A Genre Analysis of Student Service-Learning Writing Thomas Trimble 2010 Gwen Gorzelsky
Distributed Cinema: Interactive, Networked Spectatorship in the Age of Digital Media Erik Marshall 2010 Robert Burgoyne
Female Detectives, Female Criminals: An Examination of Crime, Modernity and the New Woman in Early French and American Crime Films in the U.S. During the 1910s Sarah Delahousse 2010 Robert Burgoyne
From Baby Formula to Solid Food: How the Influence of Media has Nourished Children's Literature Nicole L. Wilson 2010 John Reed
Jonson and Women Tara Hayes 2010 Arthur F. Marotti
The Circulation and Recontextualization of Dramatic Excerpts in Seventeenth-Century English Manuscripts Laura Ann Estill 2010 Ken Jackson
Thinking Globally, Writing Locally: Re-Visioning Critical and Service Learning Pedagogies with Globalization Theory Cara Kozma 2010 Gwen Gorzelsky
Woman's Sphere in the Law of God": Biblical Women and Domesticity in the Writings of Felicia Hemans, Grace Aguilar, Harriet Beech Stowe, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Anne Nichols 2010 Michael Scrivener
 Composition Under Review: A Genre Analysis of Book Reviews in Composition Journals, 1939-2007 Sandy Valensky 2010 Ellen Barton
 Teaching with Spirit: Freire, Dialogue and Spiritual Discourse in the Composition Classroom Justin Vidovic 2010 Gwen Gorzelsky
 Gender, Sexuality, and Masquerade: Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Restoration Breeches Dramas Carrie E. Nartker 2009 Ken Jackson
 Time's Menagerie: Evolutions in Victorian Sex and Subjectivity Justin Prystash 2009 Robert Aguirre
Democracy and Dystopia in Post-Watergate American Fiction April Pitts 2009 Barrett Watten
Fictive Systems: Interfaces in the Postmodernist Avant-Garde+A86 Gregory Lattanzio 2009 Barrett Watten
Imagined Identities: Adapting White Imaginings of Black Female Identity in African American Literature before the Renaissance Ellesia Blaque 2009 Renata Wasserman
Personal Writing, Academic Writing, and Critical Pedagogy in the Community-Based Classroom Kim Davis  2009 Gwen Gorzelsky
Re-remembering the Past: Feminist Storytelling Appropriations in the Fiction of Eudora Welty, Gayl Jones, Julia Alvarez and Octavia Butler Sarah Burcon  2009 Ross Pudaloff
The Laugh of the Oppressed Creature: Early Twentieth Century American Magazine Humor as Affective Adaptation to Modernity Jonathan Brown Gillham 2009 Richard Grusin