Joshua A Wood
AREAS OF INTEREST
- Game Studies and Design, Digital Cultures and Identity, Affective and Emotional Rhetorics, Public Rhetoric, Curriculum Development
- Clemson University
PhD in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
- Dissertation: Affective Gaming: At the Intersection of Rhetoric, Affect, and Video Games
Chair: David Blakesley (English)
Committee: Cynthia Haynes (English), D. Matthew Boyer (Education), David Donar (Art)
- The Europaen Graduate School
- Relevant Coursework: "Emmanual Levinas: Language and Ethics” with Diane Davis; “Finitude in Philosophy, Literature, and Art” with Avitall Ronnell; “Jean-Francois Lyotard: Hesitating Thought” with Victor Vitanza; “Fear, Secrecy, and Desire” with Anne Dufourmantelle; “Habit: Grace or Addiction?” with Catherine Malabou; “The Politics of Politics” with Geoffrey Bennington
- University of North Texas
- MA in English/Creative Writing
- Thesis: The Way It Goes: Stories
Directed by Miroslav Penkov
- The University of Texas at Arlington
BA in English
- Peer-Reviewed Articles
- “Affective Politics: Against the Democratic Accident.” Textshop Experiments Vol. 3 (Summer 2017).
- “The Dark Arts: A Post-Truth Progymnasmata” for Textshop Experiments
- “Collaboration and/against Copyright: Notes Home from the Information Technology Revolution’s Battle eld” Forthcoming in Kairos Co-Authored with Nathan Riggs, Daniel Frank, Samuel Fuller, Firasat Jabeen, Eda Ozyesplinar
- “Examining Student Perceptions of the Use of a Classroom Role-Playing Game: A Qualitative Study” (Article in Development)
- “Remixing Race: Multiracial Identity Work in Remember Me.” (article in development)
- “Press X to Fight Racism: Affective Identity Transfer in Mafia 3” (Article in Development)
- Learning Technology of the Year Award, El Centro Community College 2010–2011
- NISOD Excellence Award, University of Texas 2011
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
- Professional Enrichment Grant, Clemson University, for Travel to CCCC 2018
- Clemson University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant
- Diversity Fellowship, Clemson University, AY 2017-2018
- HASTAC Scholars Fellowship, 2016-2018
- Diversity Fellowship, Clemson University, Spring 2017
- Professional Enrichment Grant, Clemson University, for Travel to CCCC 2017
- Professional Enrichment Grant, Clemson University, for Travel to PCA/ACA 2017
- "Role-Playing Social Justice: A Game That Is A Panel.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2019. Pittsburgh, PA. March 15, 2018.
- “Remixing Performance in Games.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2019. Pittsburgh, PA. March 13, 2018.
- “The MIDA Quest: Destiny 2, Game Objects, and Affective Community.” Computers and Writing 2018. Fairfax, VA. May 2018. (Accepted)
- “Playing Beyond the Classroom: Using Games to Create Brave Spaces.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2018. Kansas City, MO. March 15, 2018. (Accepted)
- “Pedagogy and Playfulness: Exploring Games in the Composition Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2018. Kansas City, MO. March 14, 2018
- “Beyond Access: Equity, Multimodality, and Identity in the Composition Classroom.” 18th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May 2018. (Accepted)
- “Remixing Memory: Multiracial Identity Work in Remember Me.” Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association 2017 National Conference. San Diego, CA. April 15, 2017.
- “Playing Politics: Role-Playing in the FYC Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2017. Portland, OR. March 18, 2017.
- “Gaming Rhetoric: The Intersection of Affect and Object.” 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Atlanta, GA. May 28, 2016
- “Gaming, Not Gamification: Using Role-Playing Games in the Writing Classroom.” Computers and Writing 2016. May 20, 2016.
- “The Madwoman on Etsy.” 10th Biennial Feminsims and Rhetorics Conference. Tempe, AZ. October 31, 2015.
- WPA-GO Diversity and Outreach Committee, 2017–Present
- WAP-GO Research/Writing Group, 2017–Present
- Graduate Student Government Senator. August 2016–May 2017.
- Graduate Student Government Senate Finance Committee, September 2016–May 2017.
CLASSES TAUGHT (SELECTED)
- Syracuse University
- Assistant Teaching Professor
- WRT 105: Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing
- WRT 205: Studio 2: Critical Research and Writing: Writing and Technology
- Clemson University
- Gradate Teacher of Record
- August 2014–Present
- Technical Writing: Last Word Role-Playing Game
- World Literature: Identity after Colonialism
- Accelerated Composition: World of Rhetoric: Fake News! (Online)
- Technical Writing
- Business Writing (Online)
- Accelerated Composition: World of Rhetoric
- University of North Texas
- Adjunct Instructor
- August 2013–January 2014
- College Writing II