Lecture: "Rhetoric Literacy, and the Digital" by Jonathan Alexander, PhD

Date: 04.03.2013

Time: 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Maathai Hall 207


Jonathan AlexanderThe Writing Program at Soka Univeristy is pleased to present a lecture “Rhetoric, Literacy, and the Digital” by Jonathan Alexander,PhD, Chancellor’s Fellow, Professor of English and Education, Director of Campus Writing, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication at University of California, Irvine. 

Jonathan’s research areas include Writing Studies, Composition/Rhetoric, New Media Studies, and Sexuality Studies. His scholarly work focuses primarily on the use of emerging communications technologies in the teaching of writing and in shifting conceptions of what writing, composing, and authoring mean. Jonathan also works at the intersection of the fields of writing studies and sexuality studies, where he explores what theories of sexuality, particularly queer theory, have to teach us about literacy and literate practice in pluralistic democracies.

Jonathan’s books include Digital Youth: Emerging Literacies on the World Wide Web; Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for Composition Studies; Bisexuality and Queer Theory (edited with Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio); Role Play: Distance Learning and the Teaching of Writing (edited with Marcia Dickson); Argument Now, a Brief Rhetoric (written with Margaret M. Barber); Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies (with Deborah Meem and Michelle Gibson); Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others (edited with Karen Yescavage), and Understanding Rhetoric (with Liz Losh). On Multimodality: New Media and Composition Studies (with Jackie Rhodes) is forthcoming. 

Jonathan is a three-time recipient of the Ellen Nold Award for Best Articles in the field of Computers and Composition Studies, and in 2011 he received the Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Computers and Writing.